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Outdoor Vitals Reimagines the Travel Backpack with the KotaUL

July 26, 2022

CEDAR CITY, Utah (July 26, 2022) – Outdoor Vitals, the Utah-based performance outdoor apparel and gear brand, redefines outdoor travel luggage with the release of its KotaUL adventure backpack. The KotaUL is an ultralight, versatile and comfortable pack that is designed to take adventurers from the terminal to the trailhead. The $249.97 travel backpack features water-resistant ripstop fabric and utilizes an intelligent frame design to keep backpackers comfortable no matter where travels take them. Multiple compartments and functionally designed pockets help keep belongings organized and safe.

“With the KotaUL, we set out to make a pack that meets the needs of travelers and adventures alike,” said Tayson Whittaker, founder of Outdoor Vitals. “Our background in designing packs for backpacking allowed us to create an ultralight pack that can travel as well in the airport terminal as it does in the wilderness. Thanks to our special Spectra ripstop fabric, we were able to save an incredible amount of weight, while retaining durability and strength. From there, we added a 22-inch frame to transfer the load from your shoulders to your hips for ultimate comfort all day long.”

The 45-liter pack features an internal compression system, a wide padded hip belt and contoured shoulder straps to create an adventure-ready, comfortable and versatile pack. The modular design allows for the frame to be removed and for the hip belt to be detached or adjusted to fit the goals of the trip. A raised and padded laptop sleeve ensures that a stored computer will stay protected during travel, no matter how its handled enroute.

One of the highlights of the KotaUL is the organization and access provided while still keeping the weight to a mere 2 lbs. 13 oz. Multiple zipper pulls allow for access to every corner of the pack without unloading all of its contents, while a variety of volumized pockets give travelers plenty of options for storage.

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About Outdoor Vitals

Unencumbered by price points or corporate strategies, Outdoor Vitals is passionate about helping others to live ultralight, and its sole mission is to provide gear that makes backcountry travel easier. Outdoor Vitals is committed to designing innovative products that make the outdoors more comfortable, cutting out everything that is unnecessary without impeding function or durability. The result is a line of carefully constructed products that are ideal for backcountry travel. Today, Outdoor Vitals offers a wide array of unique products, including backpacks, jackets, tents, pants, baselayers, sleep systems, and more.

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