Unaweep 4800 Backpack - Gray

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Built to Order
Backpack Platform:
Backpack Hunting
Backpack Size:
3-5 Days
Backpack Size:
5-10 Days
Backpack Weight:
3-4 lbs
Talon Optimal
Water Carry:
Water Bottles
Water Resistance:
3 weeks
LT-Shoulder Harness - Black:
3 weeks
LT-Small Hipbelt - Black - Fits 27" - 31":
3 weeks
LT-Medium Hipbelt - Black - Fits 29" - 34":
3 weeks
LT-Large Hipbelt - Black - Fits 33" - 38":
3 weeks
LT-XL Hipbelt - Black - Fits 36" - 42":
3 weeks
LT-XXL Hipbelt - Black - Fits 42" - 48":
3 weeks
LT-Backpack Top Lid - Gray:
3 weeks
LT-Hipbelt Pocket - Gray:
3 weeks
LT-Lumbar Pad:
3 weeks
LT-2 inch Frame Extension Set:
3 weeks
LT-4 inch Frame Extension Set:
3 weeks
LT-Both 2 and 4 inch Frame Extensions - 2 Sets:
3 weeks
LT-Base Talon - Gray:
3 weeks
LT-Base Talon - Blaze Orange:
3 weeks
LT-Mesh Talon:
3 weeks
LT-Merlin - Daypack Talon:
3 weeks
LT-BHA Merlin - Daypack Talon:
3 weeks

Lightweight Backpacks / Integrated Platform / Unaweep

Versatility is the Unaweep's strength.  Big enough for nearly anything, yet compressing down to nothing, and able to carry whatever you can.....the Unaweep is an ultralight backpack that can tackle whatever adventure you put your hand to.

No other ultralight backpack offers the size, compression, comfort under load, weather resistance, and adaptability of the Unaweep.

Whatever your passion may be - backpacking, winter trips, packrafting, backpack hunting, long unsupported traverses, or all of the above, the Unaweep is the only backpack you need in your quiver.

 Handmade in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

 Unaweep Features:

  • Integrated Platform
  • Field Adjustable Frame Height
  • Rapid Adaptable Compression System (RACS)
  • Dynamic Belt System
  • X-Pac™ Fabric
  • Waterproof rolltop closure.
  • Dual side bottle pockets with shock cord closure; loosen, access and re-cinch with one hand on the go.  (Shock cord is user replaceable for long service life.)
  • Three horizontal compression straps.
  • One over-the-top "V" compression strap.
  • Two lower load shelf compression straps.
  • Infinite adjust harness custom fits any torso length.
  • Now based on a 24" frame, you can add frame extensions to your Unaweep for heavy loads or long torsos.
  • Note - Ice Axe Loops have been replaced by a web loop and extra gatekeeper straps.  This is a more adaptable system.


  • Alpine Grey, 3lbs 5 oz,
  • Expedition Olive 3 lbs 10 oz
  • (weights include Base Talon and all compression straps)


  • Top Circumference - 43"  |  109 cm
  • Bottom Circumference - 42"  |  107 cm
  • Unrolled Height - 38"  |  97 cm


  • Talon of your choice
  • Six side compression straps
  • One over the top compression strap
  • Two bottom compression straps
  • Field Repair Kit
  • Two one inch belt buckles
  • A 4 to 1 single belt buckle is available upon request


  • Adjustable frame, Can be used at 24"-  28" height. Optimized for 26 inch height - Which Frame Height is Right for Me?
  • Three hip belt sizes, fits 29 to 42 inch waists
  • Shoulder harness easily adjusts to fit 15" - 22" torsos.

 Rain Cover / Seam Sealing: 

  • For instructions, check out our video Seam Sealing a Backpack.
  • Main pack bag is made of X-Pac™ waterproof material and features a waterproof rolltop closure.  Seam sealing the outside seams is recommended for exceptionally wet environments.  
  • Waterproof stuff sacks are recommended for exceptionally rainy conditions, and drybags for submersion or severely wet conditions such as bushwacking or canyoneering.  
  • Side pockets are 500D Cordura and are not waterproof.


Backpack Accessories:

Bear cans:

  • All bear cans will fit horizontally at any location in the 4800.  Go nuts.


  • Suspension is 500D Cordura and some spacer mesh. Hypalon and 500D Cordura reinforcements
  • Alpine Grey (X21 RC) is a 210 denier plain weave face fabric with a 200 psi PET laminate
  • Expedition Olive (X42) is a 420 denier plain weave with a 200 psi PET laminate
  • Alpine Grey is best for on-trail, lighter duty users and those for whom weight is a priority




Defects in manufacturing and material for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to wear and tear or misuse will be repaired for a reasonable charge.

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  • 5
    Feels great

    Posted by Kate C. on 10th May 2018

    Love this pack, it checked off so many of the boxes I had in my head. Carries weight easily. Plenty of adjustments available to get a good fit. I like it with the mesh talon. I removed the bottom two talon straps for easier access to the water bottle side pockets which I can surprisingly reach just fine when I haven't been able to with other packs. I'm also not using the top strap because I like accessing the top of the pack with it still on me. Well-made and comfortable.
    The only thing that would have made me happier would be getting this in a hi-vis neon color of some kind, like blaze orange or even that teal that's available in the Gila. Would upgrade to a bright color if one becomes available. Would have even paid extra for a custom color. I backpack a lot in game lands and like to be extra safe.

  • 5
    Unaweep 4800

    Posted by Benjamin M on 17th Mar 2018

    This is a phenomenal pack! I'm 6'5", with my torso measuring at 24". This is the first pack I've found that I can set up to fit me, and it makes all the difference in the world. Load-lifters that actually lift the load from my shoulders? What a novel concept...

    The overall design is great, and I like the build; sturdy enough to do its job for a very long time, but not covered in excess material. Compressability and load control are very good, and the gatekeepers provide wonderfully modular adjustment. I like to winter hike with snowshoes, etc., and this pack's ability to carry awkward items like shovels and snowshoes externally is fairly good.

    That brings me to my only major complaint: If you want the bottom side compression straps connected to the Talon, you have to go OVER the side pockets. Which means you can't use them for water bottles on the go. There is a grossgrain loop inside the side pocket that lets you still use that lower compression strap without covering the pocket, however, this leaves the lower side straps to the Talon unattached. This is not a problem if you're not using the load shelf, but if you are carrying something like a foam foll, it will ride up to the back of the bag rather than stay at the bottom. This moves the roll away from your back, as well as moving the lower half of the Talon away from your back and hindering access to the ice ax loops. A simple fix would have been to put a slit in the side pocket so the compression strap could pass through it, allowing full use of the side pocket and full control of the Talon and external loads. This is such a simple fix, I'm not sure why it wasn't done, but it is a very disappointing blemish on the otherwise well-considered functionality.

  • 5
    Best Backpack

    Posted by Jarrod on 3rd Mar 2018

    This is the greatest backpack I've ever worn. I recently took it out for a 4 day, 55+ mile backpack through the Southwestern New Mexico mountains. Down there, you have to carry all of your water. Total bag weight was ~50 lbs. This thing carried like a dream both on trail and off-trail through agave, yucca and creosote bush. While your legs can tell you are carrying the weight, your hips and shoulders do not (when properly fitted). It did take a a lot fidgeting to get the fit right, but well worth it. for my bag, I bought the top lid (great for storage, but you compromise on the top compression a bit), the lumbar pad (I only used half the cushioning inside and it was great) and the mesh talon. Compared to my friend with a solid talon, I think the mesh is the way to go. A lot more versatility and storage, especially when your pack is stuffed full. The solid talon seems to lose space as you pack the main bag.

    My only gripe would be that Seek Outside make more clear on their website the difference between the grey bag and green bag. The difference is in the fabric durability with green being more durable but slightly heavier. Had that been clear at the outset, I might have gone with the green instead. Overall though, great bag!