mountaineering pack recommendations

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by adventurer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:56 pm

For single day snow/ice climbs and long weekend BP trips, I like the Marmot 40XT. It weighs just a bit over 3lbs, has a crampon pouch, tool attach points, loads from the top, and is made of tough materials.

For weeklong trips, I prefer the GoLite Quest. It weighs about 3.5 lbs and has about 72 litres max capacity. For multi week expeditions I use my Arcteryx Bora 95. At a shade over 7lbs, it's on the heavy side but it's comfortable and can carry big loads.

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by kaseri » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:48 pm

Cilogear Dyneema packs are the way to go.

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by RamblinWreck » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:06 am

Anybody use the MH South Col? I'm semi in the market for something smaller than my Lowe for general mountaineering. I was just in Chamonix about a month ago and just about all the packs I saw were either Lowe Alpine or Deuter (which I've heard good things about...). Just testing the waters haha

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by Rinat Shagisultanov » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:03 pm

Been using Cilogear 60L for the mountaineering, weekend trips and cragging. Worked well. Light, sturdy and reliable. Got a clip broken, but I do not expect the plastic to last for too long on any of my packs.

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by ZethKinnett » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:15 am

Just bought the REI pinnacle 40l. It's a rad pack that I suggest you look at. Only $100 and is definitely going to be my go to mountaineering pack for the next few months.


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