Heckler First Ascent Daypack


Heckler First Ascent Daypack
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Heckler First Ascent Daypack
Manufacturer North Face
Page By Augie Medina
Page Type Oct 5, 2007 / Oct 5, 2007
Object ID 4062
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Product Description

This is a versatile pack designed for use as a travel or school pack as well as for regular use as an outings pack. The sleeve in the main compartment holds either laptop or hydration bladder. It has plenty of space at 2,050 cubic inches and features extra padding on the shoulder straps for added comfort. Other features pertinent to use as an outings pack include a reinforced daisy chain in front, side and bottom compression straps, deep mesh water bottle pockets on either side, a tool loop at the bottom, and an X-Bungee in front for securing items quickly.

Product Features

Model: Heckler First Ascent

Capacity: 2,050 cubic inches (34 liters)

Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 10 inches (53 x 34 x 25 cm.)

Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz. (960 g.)

Main compartment features universal sleeve for compact laptop or hydration system bladder, and Velcro accessory pockets

Smaller secondary compartment features organizer pockets

Reinforced daisy chain for multi-purpose attachments

Tool loop at bottom

Side and bottom compression straps for controlling loads

External X-Bungee

Side mesh water bottle pockets

Removable waist belt for light loads

Audio port for headphone in front stash pocket

Composition: 100% polyester fabric reinforced along key abrasion areas and stitched foam back panel design with extra padding along shoulder straps

Sizes: One size

Colors: Several muted colors available

Full retail Price: $79



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Augie Medina - Oct 5, 2007 3:53 pm - Voted 5/5

Superb Daypack
With 2,050 cubic inches of space, this model is a perfect sized pack for most day outings. It is also pitched as a school pack because the sleeve in the main compartment can hold a laptop. However, it is clearly better as an outings pack; that same sleeve holds a 100 oz. hydration bladder with an opening for the hose at the top of the sleeve. The pack has compression straps on the bottom and on both sides and a tool loop at bottom middle.

Apart from the main and secondary compartments (the latter has a number of nice little pockets perfect for compass, maps, etc.), I also find real nifty a zippered pocket at the top front of the pack which is the perfect size for keys and wallet. It also has deep mesh water bottles pockets on the sides and the X-bungee set-up on the very front enables you to secure quickly that layer of clothing you need to take off.

The shoulder pads feature extra padding and are extremely comfortable. The only thing “unorthodox” about this daypack is that it lacks a chest strap. However, I have found that if you have the shoulder straps adjusted snuggly, the absence of a chest strap is of no consequence.

I think this is a great daypack.

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