A tried and true alpine expedition favorite – a lightweight pack with heavy load carrying capacity. Constructed from 210 dyneema® for durability in the mountains.
Auto-Cant™ harness system
Dual-density Wilderness waistbelt
Flo-Form® II shoulder harness
Aerotech™ mesh backpanel
Floating partial framesheet
Two 3/4” 7001-T6 stays
Cross-over compression system
210 d Dyneema® body fabric
1000 d Cordura® nylon bottom
Two Ice axe loops and keeper straps
Removable bungie cord
Removable waistbelt and gear racking system
Top pocket with water resistant zipper
S 3300 IN3 / 62 L 4 LBS. 11 OZ. / 2.1 KG
M 4200 IN3 / 69 L 4 LBS. 15 OZ. / 2.3 KG
L 4600 IN3 / 75 L 5 LBS. 4 OZ. / 2.4 KG
CORDILLERAORIENTAL - Feb 13, 2007 1:55 am - Voted 5/5Outstanding Pack
-Big capacity, I think the 4200 in3 spec is inaccurate.
-Less than 5 lb. weight.
-Comfortable..... I love the auto-cant shoulder harness, it takes the strain off the neck and shoulders. Take the time to properly fit this(any) pack.
-Simple pack bag design which makes the pack both lighter and more durable as there are no zippers to break/fail. I like this design. It is a classic top-loader, no divider, no zippered compartment, 2 daisy chains/axe loops, bungee, two side mesh pockets. If I'm not mistaken, Ed Viesturs helped design this pack........... 'nuff said.
-Will carry 40-50 lbs comfortably. 60-65 lbs in a pinch.
-Seems to be holding up well so far, with about a dozen climbing and/or backpacking trips taken with it. No holes,tears,blown seams, harness/belt padding is still firm.
-This pack will carry a heavy load on the approach, but WILL NOT be suitable for the summit, in my opinion. it's too bulky, too heavy. I prefer to bring another pack for the summit, but that's just me.