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Ultimate Direction Fastpack Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 86 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Fastpack - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

91% of the reviewers give the Ultimate Direction Fastpack a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (81%)
Good (10%)
Average (6%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Ultimate Direction Fastpack:

Reviewers like these things about the Ultimate Direction Fastpack

  • According to several reviewers, the Ultimate Direction Fastpack backpack provides ample support which keeps them comfortable for overnight hikes.
  • Other users noted that it fits comfortably well on them.
  • Users also commended its spacious space for storing of gears and personal belongings.
  • Other reviewers thought that is pockets and compartments can be accessed quickly.
  • Reviewers thought that the backpack is ultra lightweight.
  • Its pockets are designed to make unloading of items much more manageable.
  • Many users have mentioned that its main compartment can expand to fit a lot of equipment.
  • Other users said that its dual adjustable sternum straps and side straps make the bag more stable and balanced.
  • Several others pointed out that it is also easy to stash certain gears due to its low-profile daisy chain system.
  • Testers felt that its back panel and shoulder strap system prevents users from abrasion and discomfort.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack rode low on his back.
  • Another reviewer felt that the bag has a tendency to bounce.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ultimate Direction Fastpack models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity21-39 l (1281-2380 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1-2.5 oz (0.5-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength16-24 in (41-61 cm)
Width11-16 in (28-41 cm)
Height4-10 in (10-25 cm)

Popular Models

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30

33% choose the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30

33 %

Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15

33% choose the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15

33 %

Capacity iconCapacity21 l (1281 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20

33% choose the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20

33 %

Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30 vs Fastpack 15

The two most popular Ultimate Direction Fastpack models are the Fastpack 30 and the Fastpack 15, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 33% of the people interested in the Ultimate Direction Fastpack choose the Fastpack 30 and 33 choose the Fastpack 15.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Fastpack 30 is 0.7 kg (24.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Fastpack 15.

Fastpack 30Fastpack 15

If we look at dimensions, both the Fastpack 30 and the Fastpack 15 has the same length (24 in). It's 5 in (13 cm) wider (11 vs. 16 in), while the height is the same (both 10 in).

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Ultimate Direction Fastpack features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Sternum strap
  • Water bottle pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ultralight

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Ultimate Direction Fastpack models (the most popular choice is the Fastpack 30).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

1521 l2.5 oz0.12 oz/L
3532 l1.7 oz0.05 oz/L
4539 l2.5 oz0.06 oz/L
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Ultimate Direction Fastpack
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vs All Bags

The Ultimate Direction Fastpack ranks #166 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Run Commuter

It is the perfect run commute pack that can be used for both daily run commute and for marathon. Extremely lightweight and comfortable, but expensive.

Posted 21 December 2016 by Kate - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019