RAINS Field Bag vs ULA Circuit

  • Great for light travel
  • Looks great and is really water proof
  • Zipper broke down after a few months of use
  • Had this for two years, only used occasionally when traveling
  • Not durable
  • Made for ultralight backpacking
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Compresses down to a small size
  • Comes with a rain cover
  • An integrated hydration sleeve

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Carry-on

RAINS Field Bag
Rains Backpack Review | Pack Hacker
.Overall, our experience with the Rains Backpack was just OK
NegativeNegative
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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ULA Circuit
youtube
The Best Backpacking Backpack Series - Part 5 - ULA Circuit Review
That is the ula circuit. That is my best backpack.
PositivePositive
Chana Putnam
5 months ago
youtube.com
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Comfort

RAINS Field Bag
Rains Backpack Review | Pack Hacker
.Overall, our experience with the Rains Backpack was just OK
NegativeNegative
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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ULA Circuit
Recommendations for UL Backpack for women
I am 5'4" and 120 and I have the ULA Circuit. I absolutely love it! I also have a smaller waist/bigger butt, and the waist belt has that double sided adjustability the other commenter mentioned - and DAMN does it make a difference for me! I really highly recommend it.
PositivePositive
6
alark0
2 years ago
reddit.com/r/Ultralight
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Compartment

RAINS Field Bag
youtube
Sleek Backpack With Minimalist Aesthetic - The Rains Backpack & Backpack Mini
Fine now for those of you who might have a bigger laptop case or a bigger laptop sleeve, it is an elasticated pocket, so it will fit most of those larger cases and sleeves all right. So this is the raine backpack on me and 510. This is the backpack mini now when it comes to comparing the backpack to the backpack mini
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Rushfaster
7 months ago
youtube.com
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ULA Circuit
My Custom ULA Circuit is here!!!! That was fast!
No worries though. ULA sells shock cords and it will be an easy fix to change out. I ended up ordering the yellow shock cord
PositivePositive
5 months ago
thehappyhikerblog.com
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Size

RAINS Field Bag
youtube
Sleek Backpack With Minimalist Aesthetic - The Rains Backpack & Backpack Mini
Fine now for those of you who might have a bigger laptop case or a bigger laptop sleeve, it is an elasticated pocket, so it will fit most of those larger cases and sleeves all right. So this is the raine backpack on me and 510. This is the backpack mini now when it comes to comparing the backpack to the backpack mini
PositivePositive
Rushfaster
7 months ago
youtube.com
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ULA Circuit
What is the best backpack? My history.
That.... did not work out Lolol. Had a ULA circuit for awhile as my winter pack. Awesome pack but focusing more of ski touring and climbing I sold it and got a pack that can carry skis (BD Speed 50L).
NeutralNeutral
3
Morejazzplease
2 years ago
reddit.com/r/Ultralight
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