Guide Light Series
Whether you’re disappearing into the bush for a week, or extending your weekend with a sick day, the Guide Light framing has the load support components of our heaviest duty packs, while maintaining a shorter frame height for increased versatility and weight savings.
View of Guide Light structural components
Our Guide Light Frame is a heavy duty internal framing system, built into large bags and able to support loads up to 80 lbs. for extended periods of time. This framing system combines two independent frames, one for the load and one for shaping, linked together through tensioning to create a very comfortable system.
The mainframe for the load transfer is comprised of two 1/4” fiberglass stays backed by a full length .060 HDPE frame sheet. This straight layered construction creates a stiff vertical structure that rides in line with your back and maximizes load transfer.
The shaping for you back comes from additional framing components that are housed in the harnessing, we call this system the Futura Yoke. The Futura Yoke is a Velcro anchored telescoping shoulder pad system that can be adjusted up or down to fit your torso length. It’s comprised of both open and closed cell foam to create a padded and structured piece to give you ideal contact over your shoulders and across your chest. Once the yoke is properly adjusted, the curve of the composite frame sheet is contoured to match the shape of your back. The yoke is available in three different sizes to offer a seamless fit.
The Guide Light system includes our patented Contour Lumbar Wrap, it is one of our heaviest duty load transfer systems. The lumbar pad and the waist belts are contoured to be tighter around the top so that they lock on to your hips and do not slip down your butt. The patented action of the Lumbar Wrap gives you ideal contact all the way around your hips every time you tighten the belt, and without the extraneous straps many other pack belt systems require. We use 1” thick open-celled Matrix foam throughout the belts and lumbar pad for a comfortable ride under the heaviest loads. The majority of the Matrix foam is backed by stiffer closed-cell foam for increased stability. The removable Contour waist belt pads are available in five sizes, ensuring everyone a proper fit.