Here's an excellent review of the Lightning 60 from Looks like it's still a bit cold where he's hiking...

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

We were out in the hills recently and the Lightning 60 came along as a load hauler. Comfortable all the way up and back. 



The new Lightning packs, distinguished with the Outdoor Award, are perfect for multi-day adventures: weighing a mere 1000 g in the 45 liter version and 1100 g in the 65 liter version both packs are true lightweights. They feature a unique suspension system for comfort and with excellent load transfer properties. Follow the discussion between Ted (Exped USA) and Marc, our pack designer in below video.

Now available at an outdoor speciality retailer near you: Versatile and mobile. The Lightning pack is made for “Fast & Light” adventures. An extremely lightweight top loader with roll-top closure. The unique T-Rex suspension system minimizes contact points. Pack body can be fully compressed, enhancing load control. The suspension system shines with simple and quick adjustability and superb mobility of hips and torso.  Outdoor Industry Award winner.