Six Moon Designs Flight 40 - Backpacker

The Flight 40 - Backpacker is one of the most configurable packs available on the market today with 63 possible setups. This allows you to customize it for whatever application you need.

To simply things, we're splitting the Flight 40 into two separate webpages. The Flight 40 Backpacker and the Flight 40 FKT. The basic distinction between the two setups is that the Flight 40 FKT utilizes the Vest Yoke. While the Flight 40 Backpacker uses a more traditional standard Shoulder Yoke.

In it's basic Backpacker configuration with padded shoulder straps and our standard hip belt, the Flight 40 is a real load hauler. It is capable of carrying up to 40lbs - 18kg. Yet weights in at 43oz - 1.2kg. If you're carrying less than 20lbs - 9kg, you can pair down the weight of the Flight 40 to 29oz - 820g.

The Flight 40 Backpacker can be ordered with your choice of eight different hip belts and three different yokes. This allows for twenty seven different possible combinations.

Flight 40 Support Structure

The Flight 40 achieves true load transfer at higher rates than comparable packs. First is our high quality multi-density hip belt. It will take a load without collapsing after many miles of use. This plastic / foam core, allows the weight evenly distributed over a large surface area of your waist without sagging.

Also unique to the Flight hip belt is its ability to articulate around your hip bone. A section of plastic is remove at each end of the hip belt to allow the articulation.

This articulation is accentuated by our unique closure. Each of our straps are independent and terminate at the buckle. This allows you to set different levels of tension between the top and bottom of the hip belt. Straps that simply loop between the top and bottom of the belt will simply reset as you walk.

A Delron hoop stay inside the pack bag, provides enough support to enable load transfer with minimum weight. The bottom of the stay is directed back to a junction to the center of the pack. This junction provides a direct connection between the stay and the hip belt. Typically with ultralight packs, the stays and hip belt are separated by several inches of fabric. The result is that when weight is applied to the stay, the pack sags.

With the Flight 40, all of the downward force from the stay is transferred directly to the hip belt. With a rigid hip belt and stay, the load radiates out over a large surface area eliminating pressure points. The end result is a significantly more comfortable carry at heavier loads.

 

Features

• Adjustable Torso Length
Three Different Shoulder Yokes Styles
Two Different Hip Belt Styles
Four Different Hip Belt Sizes per Styles
Six Exterior Pockets
• Hidden Internal Security Pocket
• Deep Side Pockets
• Minimal Contact Back Panel
• Top Loading with Dry Bag Closure
• Interior Zippered Stash Pocket
• Daisy Chain
• Elastic Lashing Cord
• Multi-point Compression
• Dual Ice Axe Loop
• Dual Hydration Ports
• Delron Hoop Stay


General

Torso Sizes
Pack Dimensions
Color
Maximum Load
Base Weight
Uses

16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm
11"W X 7"D X 22"T
Gray, green
40lb - 18kg
17lb - 7.7kg
Lightweight Backpacking
Long Distance Backpacking

 

Materials

Pack Body
Body Contact
Side Panels
Pockets

420 Nylon robic™
3D Mesh
210 Nylon robic™
4 Way stretch

 

Pack Volume

Main Bag
Extension Collar
Exterior Pockets


Cubic Inches
Liters

1900
500
300


2700
44

 

Pack Weights

Body
Delrin Stays
Hydration Sleeve
Yoke Standard
Hip Belt Standard

Total Weight

22oz - 620g
3oz - 70g
1oz - 30 g
7oz - 200g
11oz - 320g


44oz - 1250g

 

Multiple Hip Belt Styles and Sizes

With the Flight 40 you have a choice of two hip belt styles, Standard and Ultralight. Which is best depends upon your weight load and hiking style. The Standard hip belt provides full load transfer and is best used when you're carrying in access of 25lbs - 11kg. Our Ultralight hip belt provides limited support but greatly stabilizes the load to prevent load shift.

Both hip belts are constructed with dual pockets. Each pocket capable of holding 1 liter (60 ci.) of easily accessible gear. They are sized to be large enough to carry a small digital camera, GPS, snacks, sun screen or other items you need quick access too. Still they aren't so large as to get in your way.

Standard Hip Belt

The Standard Hip Belt is constructed from multiple layers to provide both comfort and load support. The inner layer is a soft 1/8" thick 3D mesh. It is backed by a stiffer 3/8" thick foam core. To provide the structural rigidity necessary for load transfers, we added a rigid plastic sheet. This allows the pack weight to be distributed down and outward around your hips.

There is a cut out in the plastic at each end if the hip belt. When this is combined with our unique buckle, the hip belt can articulate and wrap around your hip bone. The unique 4 point buckle system allows you to lock the angle of the hip belt for a more comfortable and secure fit.

 

Size

Padding(1)

Waist Sizes

Weight

Extra Small

24" | 60cm

26"-32" | 65-80cm

9oz | 255g

Small

26" | 65cm

29"-34" | 73-86cm

10oz | 280g

Medium

30" | 76cm

33"-38" | 84-96cm

11oz | 310g

Large

34" | 86cm

37+" | 94+g

13oz | 370g

 

Ultralight Hip Belt

The Ultralight Hip Belt belt is constructed from soft 1/8" thick 3D mesh. As with the Standard hip belt. The Ultralight belt closes with our 4-Point harness. This provides a solid connection and eliminates bunching of the belt.

Size

Padding(1)

Waist Sizes

Weight

UL Extra Small

24" | 60cm

26"-32" | 65-80cm

6oz | 160g

UL Small

26" | 65cm

29"-34" | 73-86cm

6oz | 160g

UL Medium

30" | 76cm

33"-38" | 84-96cm

6oz | 160g

UL Large

34" | 86cm

37+" | 94+g

7oz | 190g

 

Notes:
1) When choosing hip belt sizes, you'll want to leave a gap between the ends of the padded section of at least 5". If you're doing a longer multi-month hike, you'll want to extend that by several inches to accomidate weight loss.

 
Multiple Shoulder Strap Lengths

The Fusion Packs are available with a choice of shoulder yoke lengths: Regular, Short and S-Curve.

Regular: With a length of 18", these shoulder straps are recommended for people with torso lengths between 17-21+ or people with short torso's 15-17" and large shoulders and chests.

Short: With a length of 15", these shoulder straps are recommended for people with small build in both torso length but also in shoulder and chest size.

S-CurveNew: With a length of about 17", these shoulder straps are recommended for Women or customers who need a different shape for their shoulder strap.

If you have an existing pack and it has a shoulder strap length of approximately 15" or your shoulder strap is close to bottoming out at end of your webbing. You should consider using our short shoulder straps instead.

Color: Gray/gray, Gray/green

$210 No. 1540

Color: Hip Belt Sizes:
Shoulder Strap: