Henry Lightweight

Our slightly bigger biking, walking or running pack.

Availability: In stock

NZD $229.00NZD $249.00


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Black – Premium 12oz C-Canvas

Navy – Premium 12oz C-Canvas

Red/Black – Lightweight polyester Oxford (standard issue, no print)

In a nut shell - if you're into multi day biking, day trips, commuting to work by leg power and you need a tough, light, functional and blimin good looking pack - then look no further, the Henry is for you. People who have purchased a Henry never look back. The Cactus boss uses his daily for commuting to work and we're all a bit sick of him giving us daily updates, raving on about how good it is. Don't get him started after he's taken it on a weekend biking mission. We get the idea. 

Tapered toward the top, still 29 litres, only 630gm (lightweight polyester Oxford) or 715g (canvas) and a reasonably large main bag will still mean adventure racers will still push the limits of what is viable with such a lightweight bag, and the C-Aircell harness and shoulder straps keep the comfort levels high enough for a ultra lightweight multi day MTB trip.

A shock cord compression system allows easy stowage of a jacket on the outside, and our oversized lid means lots of storage and maintains protection for the main bag closure if the bag is full or if you’ve got stuff under the lid. Run, hike, bike, ski, you name it - the Henry is your number 1 lightweight option.

  • Easy access side pockets with one handed closures so you can get to food or water bottles on the go
  • A mesh pocket on the back panel
  • Internal hydro sleeve with convenient routing for the tube to keep you hydrated
  • Bladder tube retainer on the shoulder straps to keep the tube handy. The tube runs on the outside of the shoulder strap, not internally where it could end up rubbing you the wrong way
  • External shock cord for excess clothing, and for load compression to keep things stable on your back


  • Colour: Red/Black or Navy or Black
  • Volume: 29 Litres
  • Weight: 630g (polyester Oxford) or 715gg (canvas)
  • Measurements: 470 x 200 x 250mm
  • Fabrics: C-210n6, C-60n66, Aircell, NZ origin foams


  • Our pack fabrics have an internal water proof coating and an external DWR coating. For increased longevity of these coatings we do not recommend machine washing
  • Brush dirt from the product while still dry
  • Hand wash in cold or warm water using mild detergent or pure soap - preferably one that's nice to the earth
  • Close zips while washing (they'll last longer), you can also lightly oil or wax zips periodically to increase their lifespan
  • Drip dry without creases


Oh Henry Review by Mat
Gotta love the weather gamble we get in NZ. For this reason the Henry was the pick of the 3 Cactus bike packs I use... 2 days 2 rides back to back with one pack that didn't even feel like it was on my back! This is the mutts nuts for big day missions like for what we just did Old Ghost Road 85k then 74k on the Heaphy Track :)

Henry stored everything you could need for short adventures sweet as cherry pie. Even has a holder for my KeepCup :) Made lite but yet CactusTough. This pack is in its 2nd year of use and has many many more K's to go.
(Posted on 29/05/19)
For myself as an alpine climber (up and down that mountain in a day)...Review by Peter
...this pack is perfect, lightweight yet tough as, beautifully made, go Cactus NZ for quality, holds more than enough gear/essentials for day trip+overnight if weather deteriorates, awesome work guys on real quality workmanship. (Posted on 10/04/19)
feedback for Henry backpack Review by Misao
I would like to share my feedback for Henry backpack that I recently I purchased. Today was his debut day!
I took with me for a walk ( Remarkables mountain)
His performance was great!
Jacket, My big camera, two Walter bottles, snacks were perfectly fit and there were more space!
Light weight and very comfortable. Especially body harness were stayed comfortably. I needed to climb quite steep hill, other back pack usually wobbly on my back and it doesn’t stay the position but Henry stayed on my back! I love him!
Thank you Cactus team for creating such a nice backpack!

Misao Anderson :0) (Posted on 5/03/18)

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