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Current Lead TImes: As of 10/28/21
MILE: 4 Weeks
EVLV: 4 Weeks
THRU UL: 4 Weeks
THRU: 8 Weeks
LITE: 8 Weeks
Shipping is not included in lead times as shipping times vary depending on service used and location.
We ship our products all over the world. Locations vary and options are fluid with Covid restrictions. Exact locations can be seen while checking out. Import fees, VAT, customs fees are the responsibility of the customer.
The total weight a Waymark backpack can comfortably carry is dependant on the model. Specific weight capacities are seen below and have been determined by in field testing of each pack to ensure a comfortable carry for each pack model.

Frameless Packs:
MILE: 18 Pounds
ĒVLV: 20 Pounds
THRU UL: 20-25 Pounds

Framed Packs:
THRU: 35 Pounds
LITE: 35 Pounds
FOR TORSO LENGTH:
Using a flexible tape measure, measure from your pants waistline (which is typically right in line with the top of your hip bones) all the way up to your C7 vertebrae. When you bend your head forward while your back is straight, run your finger down your neck until you feel a bump a few inches above your shoulders. Measure to that spot then straighten your neck up in line with your back. That is your Torso length.

THRU AND LITE TORSO SIZING S/M (15-17”) Torso M/L (18-20”) Torso L/XL (21-23”) Torso

FOR WAIST MEASUREMENT:
Simply use your pant waist size as your size, we've already done the math on our end to make sure your hip belt will have the proper amount of space between hip pads with the given waist size range. (For instance, a M/L hip belt will have anywhere from 8"-4" of space between hip pads with a 32"-36" waist size). Hip Belts now come in 6 size choices which are fully padded and permanently sewn to the pack. Sizes are based on and account for standard pant/waist measurements. (You will have the opportunity to choose your hip belt size during final checkout). XS 27-29” Waist S 30-32" Waist M 32-34" Waist L 34-36" Waist XL 36-38” Waist XXL 40-44” Waist
For Torso:
In the case where you've measured your torso correctly and you're in between sizes, we recommend going with the smaller size. This will ensure that the shoulder straps sit at the correct position on your shoulders, and when load lifters on the pack are used, they work as designed, rather than pull against your collar bone.

For Waist:
Hip Belt sizing is based on your pants size. We recommend going with the smaller size for most cases. For example, if you are a 34" waist you'd fall between a Medium and Large hip belt. Sizing of belts allows them to have some overlap, and in most cases packs are worn without thick layers on, so the smaller hip belt size is the right choice. Should you be hiking with thick layers on then the larger size would be recommended.
While all Waymark Packs are built with waterproof Xpac and ECOPAK™ fabrics, seams are not sealed due to the sewing construction of the packs. As with any outdoor backpack, even DCF (Cuben Fiber) seam taped packs, it is still recommended to use dry sacks and an interior pack liner like our Clear Waterproof Pack Liner, just to be safe.
ECOPAK™ Fabrics:
ECOPAK™ is a 100% recycled sail cloth that uses a lamination method to bring multiple layers of fabric together. For example, EPX200 that is used in Waymark packs has a 200 denier face fabric, a recycled polyester thread on a 45 degree pattern that adds reinforcement, and a 70 denier ripstop polyester backing. This combination creates a very strong, yet lightweight fabric, ideal for pack construction. Every yard of ECOPAK™ saves over one pound of CO2, compared to virgin nylon or polyester pack fabric. ECOPAK™ contains no harmful TPU, PVC, DWR or other coatings. The DWR is C0 with no fluorocarbons. ECOPAK™ EPX materials (EPX200, EPX70) are waterproof, but seams on our packs are not seam sealed or taped.

Xpac Fabrics:
Xpac is a 4 layer laminate construction fabric with reinforced polyester thread (which creates the “X” pattern), a polyester taffeta fabric or laminate backing (depending on the grade), a layer of PET film, and then the woven nylon face fabric which is DWR treated. This gives you a minimum of 2 layers of waterproofing as well as a low stretch fabric with high abrasion resistance. Xpac has a stiffer structure which adds to its overall ability to carry weight better. If you stand up an empty Xpac backpack it stands on its own, the same pack made of most other pack materials such as Ripstop nylon, Dyneema X Gridstop, or similar materials will slump into a pile. Ripstop Nylon is not as water resistant as Xpac.
Bear canisters like the BV450 and BV500 are compatible with the Waymark THRU UL, THRU and LITE models.
A BV450 will fit inside the THRU, THRU UL and LITE sitting vertically, as well as strap to the top of the pack using the Y-Strap attachment.
A BV500 is suggested to strap to the top of the THRU, THRU UL and LITE models using the included Y-Strap designed for securing a bear canister.

The EVLV and MILE backpacks are not compatible with hard sided bear canisters.
Long days on the trail, sweat, and dragging your pack through the dirt may give your pack a nice trail patina, but what if you can't handle the dirt and smell any longer? It may be time to give your pack a wash.

Cleaning Instructions: Fill a bathub or large container with warm water and submerse your pack in the water. Let it sit for several minutes and then with your hands or a soft sponge lightly scrub dirty areas to remove dirt and such from fabrics. You may use a light detergent or a small amount of dish soap to help with cleaning. Rinse the pack several times and then hang to dry.
Never tumble dry a Waymark Gear Co. backpack. Heat from a dryer will damage the pack.

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