Elemental Horizons

Elemental Horizons is a proud manufacturer of made in the USA lightweight and ultra-light backpacking and outdoor gear. Our products include backpacks, pack accessories such as hip belt pockets and pack covers, ultra-light fly fishing pouches, and water sports bags that are handmade with pride and care in North Carolina.



Our pack line is rapidly becoming one of the most popular in the lightweight market because of it’s excellent support system, comfort, and lightweight feature rich design. In addition to these great attributes, we have created a unique niche for our products through our custom build options which allow customers to easily and affordably spec and setup their pack so that it fits their particular style perfectly in every detail from the color and fabric type to the number and size of the hip belt pockets. If a custom build is not your cup of tea, we also offer standard pack options, which offer the same great function, feature rich design, and hand built craftsmanship as our custom packs at a more affordable price. Whether you are buying a custom pack or a simple accessory pocket, we scrutinize every detail of the design, development, and construction process to provide our customers with the very best possible products for whatever their adventure may be and wherever it takes them.

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Elemental Horizons Backpacks.

Aduro SL backpack

Aduro SL backpack

The Aduro SL represents a step into the future of Elemental Horizons packs. The unique clam shell panel load design makes packing your pack and organizing your gear a snap. The streamlined design and materials keep the weight down while still offering all the features and comfort you have come to expect from Elemental Horizons gear. The Klymit Air Beam frame sheet (sold seperately) provides excellent support for all your ultralight adventures. More details / Buy now

Aquilo backpack

Aquilo backpack

The Aquilo pack is a versatile performer with plenty of volume, excellent load support, and a wide range of organizational options that will quickly make this your go-to pack for long distance trips and weekends alike!

The internal sleeping pad pocket holds your pad securely to maximize load support and works with closed cell foam or inflatable pads. The comfortable padded harness features ergonomically shaped padded shoulder straps and interchangeable padded hip belt. More details/ Buy now

Kalais backpack

Kalais backpack

The Kalais backpack: In Greek mythology, Aquilo is the god of the North wind and Kalais is one of his sons. Based on the extremely comfortable and supportive suspension system of the award winning Aquilo pack, the new Kalais pack is literally the smaller and lighter “son of Aquilo.”

Made with a combination of 210 d Dyneema X grid stop fabric in the high wear areas and 70 d rip stop nylon on the body panels, the Kalais pack provides an exceptional blend of durability and light weight. Spacer mesh fabric provides great wicking performance for excellent comfort on the shoulder straps, hip belt, and back pad. More details / Buy now


Photo gallery below shows Elemental Horizons backpacks with a variety of customizations.
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accessory Pocket backpacking

Accessory Pocket

backpack framestay

Aluminum “V” Stay

dragonfly fishing pouch

Dragonfly Fishing Pouch

Fleece Sunglass pouch

Fleece Sunglass Pouch

Hydration Sleeve

Hydration Sleeve

Trail wallet

Trail Wallet

stuff sacks

Stuff Sacks

backpack cover

Ultralight Pack Cover

Klymit Air Beam Frame Sheet

Klymit Air Beam Frame Sheet

water bottle Holder

UL Insulated Water Bottle Holster

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Portage Pack

Portage Pack

The Portage Pack is a tough and rugged pack perfect for slogging tons of gear cross country to your boat, whether you are on a casual day cruise or the exposed coast of British Columbia. More details/Buy now
Cape Lookout Paddle Bag

Cape Lookout Paddle Bag

The Cape Lookout Paddle Bag is the perfect accessory for paddlers on the go and anyone who wants to protect their investment in a good sea kayak paddle. Made of durable nylon pack cloth with a ballistic cloth reinforced end, the Cape Lookout will stand up to the rigors of hard travel and heavy use. The interior is padded and has a built-in divider to keep the paddle halves from rubbing together while you are on the go.

The Cape Lookout also features a sturdy carry handle, pull tab, and reflective drawstring closure. Fits 2 piece sea kayak paddles up to 240cm with blade widths up to 7.5″. Made in the USA. More details/ Buy now

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Klymit Inertia X Lite Sleeping Pad

Klymit Inertia X Lite Sleeping Pad

Klymit Inertia X Frame Sleeping Pad

Klymit Inertia X Frame Sleeping Pad

Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

Klymit Pillow X

Klymit Pillow X

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Matthew Lagas-Rivera – Founder/President Elemental HorizonsMatthew Lagas-Rivera – Founder/President I have been traveling in and enjoying back country areas for over 25 years. I have traveled and explored remote areas throughout the continental United States and Alaska, British Columbia Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Throughout my career I have worked in a wide variety of jobs in the outdoor industry including guide and trip leader, challenge course facilitator, National Outdoor Leadership School sea kayak instructor, bicycle mechanic, rock climbing competition planner, expedition leader, and retail store manager. I am an avid water sports enthusiast, backpacker, and bicyclist enjoying sea kayaking, surfing, canoeing on flat and white water rivers, snorkeling, road bicycle touring, and I use my bicycle as my sole means of transportation. I also enjoy fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and sharing my love of the outdoors with my wife and son.

Throughout my outdoor career I have been passionate about the equipment I use; some might even call me a “gear-head”. I designed my first piece of gear in 1998 and from that point on I have been in a constant state of spin cycle, coming up with new ideas, looking for ways to improve function, add features, shave weight, improve the over-all quality, and on and on. Gear is my passion, and designing and producing the best gear I can is my ultimate goal.

Elemental Horizons Inc. 704 W 9th Street Southport, NC 28461 919-280-5402 Web Site: elementalhorizons.com

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  1. So glad to see them on board. My Aquilo is just about perfect

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