While all of us here at Exped wish we could go to work in the wilderness each day, we haven’t yet figured out how to do it. 
 

"The Traverse 40 has what Exped calls a Switchback frame, that lets you curve the frame of the backpack on demand in order to increase the amount of ventilation between the pack and your back. 

[please note that the 2014 Lightning lower side compression strap goes behing the side pocket, rather than over it]

All Exped backpacks include these ingenious little strap tidies. No more straps flapping in the wind!

 













The new Mountain Lite 40 were reviewed for the current issue of “Klettern-Magazin, 5/13″ and were awarded their “Recommended” stamp: