NOVA X-Pack 50
The ultra-lightweight Hike & Fly backpack X-PACK 50 was already successfully used with our NOVA athletes at the last Red Bull X-Alps. The adapted series version with a stylish design will go on sale in April.
Ultra-light hike & fly backpack X-PACK 50. It weighs only 525 grams, and for this weight class, offers exceptional carrying comfort and practical features. The X-PACK 50 is the optimised and more sturdy version of the ultra-light competition version, which was developed for extreme hike & fly races. The pack volume of 50 litres can be extended by an additional 10 litres thanks to the roll-top closure. The X-PACK 50 offers space for very compact lightweight equipment - ideal for hike & fly competitions.
The ultra-lightweight X-PACK 50 is suitable for everyday use and offers a very high level of comfort and a range of practical features. Check out the X-PACK 50 product page to learn more. See our support page for high-resolution photos and the press release.
Pro tip: Especially in competitions such as Bordairrace and X-Race, the Hike & Fly ultralight backpack is very popular.
The ultra-light hike & fly backpack X-PACK 50 weighs only 525 grams, and for this weight class, offers exceptional carrying comfort and practical features. The pack volume of 50 litres can be extended by an additional 10 litres thanks to the roll-top closure. The X-PACK 50 offers space for very compact lightweight equipment - ideal for hike & fly competitions.
Ultra-light and comfortable. The X-PACK 50 is the optimised and more sturdy version of the ultra-light competition version, which was developed for extreme hike & fly races. The 525 gram rucksack, made largely from paraglider cloth, is still very comfortable to wear, even at a faster walking and running pace. A long and flat-packed wing, as well as the use of an extremely effective compression system, are the prerequisites for enjoying maximum wearing comfort.
Practical pockets. The X-PACK 50 is equipped with a number of external pockets that can be reached quickly and easily without taking off the rucksack. Along the entire side panels, elastic mesh pockets offer enough storage space for numerous accessories. They are accessible from above as well as through openings in the lower part. Inspired by modern trail running gilets, mesh pockets on the front of the shoulder straps allow you to stow small items such as cereal bars, sunscreen, power-pack, etc. There are also two Velcro straps on the shoulder for GPS trackers or smartphones.
Customised to your needs. To keep your paraglider protected during intense hikes, an airy spacer fabric on the back panel, hip belt and shoulder straps reduces sweat getting through from the back to the gear. The doubled-up back area offers additional protection against perspiration. Of course, there is a channel for the drinking tube. To save space inside the X-PACK 50, there are eight gear loops distributed over the entire backpack on the outside. Four of them are intended for the helmet net, the other four offer the possibility of individual fastenings.
Packing. The X-PACK 50 is specially designed for lightweight and compact hike & fly equipment and requires careful packing. A long and flat-packed wing significantly helps the wearing comfort. The compression system allows tight lacing along the back. The packing volume is approx. 50 litres, although this can be expanded by around 10 litres using the roll-top closure. There is no table that tells you which equipment will fit in the X-PACK 50, as this depends on various factors (size and packing size of the glider and harness, packing method, accessories, etc.). As a general rule, however, the smaller and more compact your equipment is, the better it will fit in your backpack. The best thing to do is to try it out in situ at your NOVA dealer or at a testival.
Ultra Lightweight. Handle with care. This product was specially developed for hike & fly and is made of lightweight materials. For the longest possible enjoyment of the product, we recommend particularly careful handling of the equipment.
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