WAYMARK GEAR COMPANY®is an online outdoor gear company specializing in selling customizable, hand-crafted Heavy-Duty-Ultralight backpacks and accessories tailored to Thruhikers, Section hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts looking to drop pounds in their overall base weight. Waymark's goal is to provide you with packs that fit your exact needs and personality. They may not make the lightest packs on the Ultralight market, but they refuse to compromise your comfort or safety to shave a few ounces. Instead, they aim to have the best weight-to-durability ratio with a pack that will last you 2,000+ miles.
Going frameless allows you a lot more freedom due to the adaptability of the pack to go from a full volume down to a smaller pack, without having to carry the extra pounds of a traditional internal frame pack, which can range from 4-7 lbs. You also have an extended range of movement allowing your body to sway to your natural gait for better efficiency and less fatigue. With the addition of trekking poles and lighter trail running shoes, you are more agile and able to cover more miles. Traditional internal frame packs are very rigid and restrict movement and are best suited for loads of 30 lbs or more, while frameless packs are best suited for 30 lbs or less.