Quick Overview

Extremely lightweight top-loader with roll-top closure, easy access and good weather protection.

The Exped Lightning 45 is a refined lightweight backpack for any multi-day trekking adventure where minimal weight and functionality are essential.

The functional roll-top closure allows not only quick access, but also expansion of the main compartment. Side pockets made of elastic fabric can be used to store items such as water bottles as well as trekking poles or tent poles. Zippered pockets on the hip belt on top of the pack provide even more quick-access storage space.

Side zig-zag compression straps and a webbing strap that runs across the backpack with quick-release buckles keep gear like mats or an flysheet securely in place. Those who use the Lightning for mountaineering attach ice tools to the designated loops and central daisy chain.

The fully adjustable suspension system with minimal contact points and aluminum stay is length-adjustable and can be easily configured to fit the length of your back. Further carrying comfort is provided by a padded hip belt. The extremely lightweight material is water-repellent and PFC-free.

NB: Suggested maximum load 12 kg. Please note this is a Bogong suggestion. We are aware that Exped has a max load of 24 kgs but in our opinion and testing this pack only works well at smaller loads.


  • Height adjustable comfort suspension system
  • Sophisticated front and side compression
  • Extremely lightweight fabric
  • T-Rex suspension system: ingenious quick adjust and comfortable suspension system
  • Minimal body contact points for excellent ventilation
  • Perfect load transfer via central aluminium stave anchored to the hip belt
  • Stretch fabric pockets (on pack and hip belt)
  • Combined full body side and front compression system
  • Roll-top closure combined with minimal seam design enhances weather protection
  • Ice tool and trekking pole loops
  • External access to inner pocket, doubles as exit port for hydration tubes
  • Hydration bladder compatible

Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 1180g
  • Volume: 45L
  • Dimensions: 72 x 32 x 25cm
  • Back Length: 41 - 58cm
  • Hipbelt size: 87 - 145cm
  • Load limit: Bogong staff suggest maximum load of 12 kg. We are aware that Exped has a max load of 24kg but in our opinion and testing this pack only works well at smaller loads.
  • Materials: 210 D Dyneema gridstop/nylon, PU coated (1500 mm water column)

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