PROPHET 48L | 2900 CI
Let it Guide You.
WEIGHT: 17.5oz | 495gm
CAPACITY: 48L | 2900 CI
LOAD RANGE: 20 – 25 lb | 9 – 12 kg
Modern Meets Classic SUL Frameless Pack, now available in two fabric choices:
• Ecopak Ultra 200/400 in MLD Gray+Black. This pack is SUPER TOUGH and fully seam taped inside. The Very Best Available.
• MLD DX210d UHMWPE RipStop Wasabi Green OR Gray. Looks Great, Works Hard, Good Price.
See Fabric Mojo info here to help make your choice.
The Prophet 48L | 2900 CI pack is sized for modern ultralight and super ultralight backpacking. The Ultra version is also an exceptional alpine attack style climbing pack.
With one of the most supportive and cushioned hip-belts in any frameless pack, S-shaped unisex comfort shoulder straps, and our new curved side panels, this is a pack you can wear all day in comfort.
Let the Prophet guide you on your next big adventure.
Award: Best Frameless Pack
“Our writers and editors own multiple frameless packs and we think the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Prophet is our favorite frameless pack. It weighs about a pound, is very well made, customizable, and has perfect volume for multi-day, lightweight adventures.”– 2019 Treeline Review
“The Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet is a featherweight frameless backpack designed for experienced ultralight travelers and thru-hikers. This pack is simple and strong, keeping weight to an absolute minimum for those looking to crush miles.” – 1 of the 10 Best Lightweight Backpacks of 2019 – CleverHiker.com
• Ecopak Ultra 200 Gray Front+Pockets+Sides. Ultra 400 Black back + Bottom
• Ultra version is fully seam taped inside for sternght and water resistance. It is not a full dry bag. Stuff sacks or internal pack liner recommended.
• Roll top design secures into the integrated side compression straps. This stabilizes the load significantly more 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- Think foam pad, bear can, etc.
• Curved Side Panels: A slight curve from the waist to the shoulders moves 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 or bulkier gear up to reduces shoulder stress.
• Black S-shaped unisex comfort shoulder straps are a full padded 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.
• Side and Rear pockets are solid fabric with mesh drain corners.
• DX 210D Ripstop elastic top sleeves for durability. Bungee top sleeves are double strand cold weather rated bungee cord.
• Large padded lightweight DX 210D Black Ripstop hip-belt wings with 1″ webbing. Optional removable Hip Pockets can be attached. Hip belt wings are separate from the shoulder strap. Easy to cut off if desired.
• Large, slanted side pockets are deep enough for a 2L Platypus, Two 1L SmartWater Bottles or a 2L soda bottle. 1L SmartWater bottle in pictures. Top bungee sleeves are also DX 210D Ripstop for long term durability vs. 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 lower priced (and higher priced!) 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.
• 12 bungee cord loops if bungee cord lacking/compression is desired.
• Two lower loops for trekking pole and ice ax attachment
• Removable Multi-position “Most Awesome Sternum Strap In The World” with Black Whistle-Lock Buckle 0.5 oz (not included in base pack weight)
• Over 60 bartacks for strength.
• MEDIUM and LARGE torso Prophet have have wide 3″ shoulder straps and full size padded hip belt wings – 30″ minimum hipbelt girth.
• SMALL torso Prophet have 2.75″ straps and slightly smaller fully padded hip belt wings. 28″ minimum hipbelt girth.
• Most Awesome Sternum Strap +.75oz
• 10″ of black 1/8″ bungee cord for optional bungee lacing/compressing/gear strapping + 1oz
• 2 mini cord clips and 3 cord locks