The Boreas Lost Coast 60 is a lightweight, midsized backcountry pack. The Lost Coast features Boreas’s unique eVa z-foam backpanel and suspension system, which pumps air behind your back as you walk, providing excellent ventilation. It has a removable frame sheet allowing you to trade stiffness for weight savings. The pack has a removable top-lid with two main pockets, as well as a large mesh pocket on the bottom. In addition to the main compartment, the Lost Coast features a full-face front stretch-fabric pocket, two stretch-fabric side pockets, and two generously sized hip belt pockets. It features dual daisy chains and gear loops that tuck away when not in use, as well as hidden gear loops on the shoulder straps. The pack is hydration compatible and has left and right tube exits. It also includes a rain cover.
The first things one can’t help but notice about this pack are it’s bright colors (Marina Blue shown) and clean lines. Silicone stripes line the sides and front, adding reinforcement and subtle design cues. Each compression strap, seam, and pocket carefully aligns with these stripes. The front stretch pocket is hidden, and the daisy chains and gear loops all tuck away, creating an extremely clean, slim, and aesthetically pleasing look. These clean geometric lines are accented by other geometric patterns that are visible in the shoulder strap foam, top lid, and hip belt pouches. All of these design cues work together to create a very minimalist and modern design
The suspension system is very effective and I had no problems carrying 40 pounds up and down Mount San Gorgonio. The main compartment utilizes a stretchy nylon, and the interior is cavernous. The hip belt pockets are massive as well, and the zippers run all the way across. I had no problems cramming four Cliff Bars in each one for easy access. They are easy to open and close with one hand. The side pockets feature vertical openings as well as horizontal ones, making water bottles easily accessible while on the go. The top shoulder adjustment straps utilize loops making them easy to locate and pull.
“The Boreas Lost Coast has everything you need and nothing you don’t.”
My main complaint with the pack was the lack of gear straps on the bottom where a sleeping mat would normally be attached. I was able to fit my mat under the side compression straps, but that negated the use of one side pocket.
The Boreas Lost Coast has everything you need and nothing you don’t. The suspension system makes the pack very comfortable and breathable. The pockets are well placed; yet blend into the overall aesthetic of the pack. The pack design is clean, geometric, and modern. It’s one of the best looking packs I’ve seen; however form follows function. The Lost Coast has both.
60L - $209
45L - $189