The Shadow weighs less than the WBA, and has a slightly smaller capacity (53, 56 or 60 litres), but is made from the same tough, light, 200 gsm canvas. This fabric gives the Shadow two key advantages over a nylon pack: greater resistance to the sun and the weather, especially when One Planet canvas seam-binding is used.
The Midi harness comes in three fits and is fully adjustable, suitable for loads of up to 20 kilograms – perfect for long weekends. The Shadow has the same innovative hook buckles as the WBA, allowing the optional daypack to be attached and used as a front pocket, daypack or front pack. There is also a bottle pocket behind each wing of the hipbelt.
There are lighter pack fabrics out there. However, our 200 gsm canvas ticks all the boxes for Australian and New Zealand bushwalking: high UV and water resistance, as well as reasonable scrub resistance.