EXODUS CF 55L | 3500 CI
Backpacker Magazine: Best UL Pack
WEIGHT: 18oz | 455gm
LOAD RANGE: 20-25 LBS | 9-12 KG
2022 DCF COLOR IS ALL BLACK
We took our Backpacker Magazine awarding winning Exodus 55L – the lightest full-size, full-featured, frameless pack made – and we made an even lighter DCF (Dyneema® Composite Fabric A.K.A. Cuben Fiber) version!
2020 AWARD : Exodus Backpack #1
Top 10 Ultralight Backpacks of 2020
2022 Design Change: Stronger and more abrasion resistant. The rear main pocket is now solid matching fabric with lower corner drain mesh like the side pockets. Not shown in current pictures.
The Exodus CF is a professional level frameless backpack designed for serious lightweight backpackers. It’s a thru-hikers dream come true!
Adventure Alan: 2019 Best UL Pack
“The EXODUS DCF 55L is a staff favorite and has been on many of our trips. Tough, durable and nearly-waterproof with DCF fabric it weighs only 18 oz. As such, it’s the lightest pack in our arsenal with the single best volume/weight ratio — which says a lot when listed next to the other nine best packs on the market. ”
EXODUS VS PROPHET:
The main pack bag and outside pockets are the same size. The Exodus has a 5″ taller extension collar. Everything else is the same. The Exodus weighs about 1 oz more. The Exodus is offered in the M, L and XL torso sizes only. Choose the Exodus if you are a larger person (think XL synthetic jacket or XL Quilt) or plan on using it often in colder temps below about freezing where you may need a bit of extra volume for low weight but bulkier clothing or sleep gear. Over 6’2″ = Exodus. Over 200lbs = Exodus. Bulky Synthetic quilts + hooded jacket + insulated pants = Exodus.
NOTE: Optional hip belt pockets and shoulder strap pockets in Dark Grey DX 201d only.
DCF (DYNEEMA® COMPOSITE FABRIC) FEATURES
• DCF Exodus is seam taped inside for better water resistance. A tube of sealer is supplied to use on the outside seams, stitching and barracks to add to the durability and water resistance. NOTE: It is not a full dry bag and not submersible.
• Roll top design secures into the integrated side compression straps. This helps stabilize the load significantly vs only a single over the top strap.
• Over The Top adjustable Y strap secures and stabilize loads and provides a secure strapping system to attach items on top of the pack.
• DCF version is the same size and constructed as the DX 210D Ripstop version.
• DCF fabric does not absorb water.
• Many internal DCF reinforcements are bonded to the body in high stress areas. Other areas are over-taped for even more strength.
DCF PROPHET DESIGN FEATURES
• Curved Side Panels: A slight curve from the waist to the shoulders move the load closer to the upper back for more comfort. This creates a slightly larger main compartment higher in the pack that aids load control and natural hip rotation by moving the heavier gear up to reduces shoulder stress.
• S-shaped unisex comfort shoulder straps are 3″ wide X 0.8″ thick. SuperWick mesh lined with full-length highest quality 1/2″ EVA foam padding. Our shoulder straps are thicker and wider than other lightweight packs. Full length daisy chain accepts Shoulder Strap Pouches and add durability and strength. See SPECS Tab for more info.
• Large padded lightweight DX 210D Ripstop hip-belt wings with 1″ webbing and lightweight buckle. Optional removable Hip Pockets can be attached. Hip belt wings are separate from the shoulder strap. Easy to cut off if no hipbelt desired.
• Large slanted side pockets are deep enough for a 2L Platypus or a taller 1.5L SmartWater bottle. Top bungee sleeves are DX 210D Ripstop for long term durability cheaper style wrapped tops of uncovered elastic bands. Pocket adjusts by pulling the bungee closed through the cord lock. Double Bungee cord is 1/8″ thick 40 below rated. Many packs simply bind over the top of the raw mesh with regular garment type elastic that loses it’s stretch in a few years and does not do well in deep cold weather.
• 8 bungee attachment web loops with 7mm glide rings for load compression and gear lashing.
• 10″ of black 1/8″ bungee cord. Can be used for strapping gear on the outside or adding compression to the pack body. (Not included in base pack weight)
• 2 mini cord clips and 3 cord locks (Not included in base pack weight)
• “Most Awesome Sternum Strap In The World” with Black Whistle-Lock Buckle 0.5 oz (Not included in base pack weight)