Women's Kalais Pack

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The all new Women's Kalais ultralight pack includes all the great features of the original Kalais, with a harness system designed specifically for women.  The key to the new harness is the ergonomically shaped shoulder straps that utilize variations in width, length and shape to better contour and fit women's bodies. The hip belts utilize the Elemental Horizons quad buckle system, that enables the belts to mold around the wearers hips and lock the pack in place for superior comfort and support.   We have also added an XS hip belt size for petite and younger hikers.  Rounding out the harness is our adjustable torso size which allows the user to precisely dial in the torso length of their pack for customized fit and superior comfort.  

Couple the amazing fit and comfort of the women's harness with amazing features such as 5 external pockets, roll top closure, bear can compatibility, easily accessible water bottle pockets, modular accessory attachment system, and more, and you have a truly dynamite pack!

Please note:

  • Most Elemental Horizons backpacks are built to order.  We try hard to ship pack orders as quickly as possible, however depending on the time of year and order volumes lead times will vary.  
  • We have found that, particularly with our framed packs, for individuals who are in between sizes it is best to choose the smaller frame size.  If you choose to go up to the larger size, most times the shoulder straps do not wrap over the top of the shoulder, which can upset the balance of the pack, and the stay is too tall and can interfere with your head's natural range of motion. 

Pack Sizing and fit guide

How to adjust the fit of your Elemental Horizons Pack


Includes hip belt pockets!
Women's specific ergonomic shoulder strap
Thick dual density hip belt w/ quad buckle adjustment system
5 External pockets
Bear can compatible
8 external lash loops
Adjustable torso length
Weight (oz. / g)
S - 37.8 /1068, M - 39.8 / 1124
Main Compartment Volume (cu in / L)
S - 2816 / 46.1, M - 2816 / 46.1
Front Pocket Volume (cu in / L)
S - 331 / 5.4, M - 331 / 5.4
Bottle Pocket Volume pr. (cu in / L)
442 / 7.2
Hip Belt Pocket Volume pr. (cu in / L)
96 / 1.6
Total Volume (cu in / L)
S - 3685 / 60.4, M - 3685 /60.4
Max. Load (lbs / kg)
45 / 20.4
300 / 400d diamond rip stop nylon with PU coating, poly-mesh on front pocket sides, spacer mesh on body contact areas
Purple body w/ Gray pockets or Gray body with Navy Blue pockets


5 based on 3 reviews.
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Women's Kalais
Written by R. Owen on 23rd Mar 2021

This is my first 'custom' pack and so far I could not be happier. I have taken it out several times with approx. 20# for SAR missions both day and night. The pack is super comfortable, rides and fits great. It is definitely more comfortable with the same weight then my Osprey kyte was. I expect it to carry more weight for multi day backpacking trips comfortably. The volume is more than enough for my required SAR gear and extra winter clothing. It will easily suffice for backpacking trips. It is very well constructed with multiple attachment points and means to adjust the fit. One reason I went with this pack over other 'cottage/custom' makers was the adjustability. I am 5'2" and sometimes seem to be just between sizes. Mathew was super responsive, looked at pictures with my old pack to help with sizing and then after I received the Kalais, helped me via photos and email to adjust it for the optimal fit. I really appreciated his quick responses and customer service! I love the large hip pockets and side pockets. I can finally reach my water bottles and have more than enough room in the hip pockets for gps, phone, compass etc. The blue is super pretty!

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Written by Jessica on 11th Oct 2020

This pack is simply amazing. I'm a small female in my late forties and had developed back issues so severe that I thought I was going to have to quit backpacking until I discovered this pack. The comfort, even with heavy loads, is simply unbelievable! Each tiny aspect of this pack is so well thought out – pockets in all the places I always wished my packs had pockets, adjustments in all the places I'd always wanted! Clearly this pack was designed by someone who has put in thousands of miles on the trails themselves, and knows what we all need. Thanks, Elemental Horizons!

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Written by Chris on 23rd Aug 2019

Love, love it Comfortable fit! I just had 2 issues on my first 8 day backpacking trip with it: 1. I got a couple spots rubbed raw in the middle of my lower back 2. My back had probably a sweat/heat rash when I was finished with the trip I’m not sure I’ll be able to use it for any winter/cold weather trips - not sure I could fit my winter sleeping bag, clothes, etc in it. It was pretty full with 3 1/2 days of food and everything else with my 3 season bag that compressed a lot more

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