Arc'teryx Acrux 65

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I have owned this pack for about 6 months now. I have…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: waterproof top-loading pack
Size: 65 liters
Number of Pockets: 2 on top and main compartment
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs
Height of Owner: 66 inches
Price Paid: $275

I have owned this pack for about 6 months now. I have certainly been satisfied with it. The pack material has proven to be durable and abrasion resistant. The pack compresses down easily. The backpanel is comfortable, as are is just about every other aspect of the pack. I appreciate the elastic on the back of the pack as I can stuff a jacket in it when I get too warm without having to open up the pack. The pack is a perfect size for weekend trips. Also, the pack truly is waterproof. I can't even squeeze air out of it when it is shut.

Cons: the hydration tube portal does not seem like it would hold up well to repeated opening and closing. If the pack has the hydration portal open, condensation can collect on the inside of the pack walls getting things moist. The coating on the inside of the pack is "sticky" and sometimes it is difficult to push things down into the bottom of the pack.

Overall I have been very pleased and intend to purchase an Acrux 40 pack in the near future for day/overnight trips in the warmer months.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Arc'teryx made the Acrux 65 Backpack with 4090cu in of waterproof storage and a low 4lb 3oz (regular size) weight for alpine climbers casting off on massive 4-day-or-more routes. Seam-sealed VaporTight fabric and a roll-top closure make the Acrux 65 backpack completely impermeable to any mountain storm. The lid, dual aluminum frame stays, and molded Binary Hippods are removable for your ultralight summit push. Pre-molded shoulder straps add to this Arc'teryx pack's comfort, but it's the ability to keep your sleeping bag and down jacket dry for five days straight that makes the Acrux a favorite. *Available for US shipment only.

- Backcountry Outlet

The sleek Acrux 65 alpine pack uses exclusive ARCTERYX technology to keep your gear dry and your body comfortable on the way to the summit. This pack has volume enough to make it excellent for long weekend sprints or ultralight weeks on the trail.

- Mountain Gear

On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Acrux 65 Backpack (Fall 2008) The Acrux 65 Backpack by Arcteryx features extra volume which makes this pack perfect for weekend sprints. Comfortable suspension is achieved through radially formed shoulder straps and a flush mounted, stretch-woven cushioned MonoFrame back panel Specifications: Weight: 1.7 kgs / 3 lbs 11 oz. (Short), 1.9 kgs / 4 lbs 3 oz. (Regular), 2 kgs / 4 lbs 6 oz. (Tall) Volume: 64 l / 3900 cu. in (Short), 67 l / 4090 cu. in (Regular), 70 l / 4270 cu. in (Tall) Extended Volume: 74 l / 4520 cu. in (Short), 77 l / 4700 cu. in (Regular), 80 l / 4880 cu. in (Tall) Features: RollTop closure Four external compression straps Fully seam taped Hydration bladder pocket Laminated Molded AC2 Fusion Points MonoFrame back panel Pigment dyed WaterTight zippers Radially formed shoulder straps and hip pods Removable top lid Twin aluminum stays Waterproof hydroport Webbing hip belt with strippable Binary Hip Pods 3D shaping Materials: 420ACT fabric Spacermesh Tweave Durastretch EVA foam Kydex 7075 aluminum stays We are not able to ship Arcteryx products outside the US because of that other thing.

- Moosejaw

This groundbreaking, lightweight Arc'teryx Acrux 65 pack brings forth a new level of performance with its completely waterproof design! Similar in construction to the Arc'teryx Naos, the Acrux 65 pack has a pared-down, simplistic design. Made with revolutionary 420ACT VaporTight™ material to keep contents dry. Underneath the removable top lid, the main compartment features a DryBag™ lid-closure system for easy packing and added weatherproofing. WaterTight™ zippers on all pockets prevent water penetration. All seams are sealed for weather-tight protection. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket with a waterproof hydroport for drinking tube (reservoir sold separately). Radially formed shoulder straps and hipbelt conform to you while you hike, climb and scramble. Webbing hipbelt features removable padded pods that won't interfere with a climbing harness. Front shockcord with cordlock stows a jacket or clothing layer, keeping it within easy reach. All molded components and suspension system are laminated and bonded for superior strength. Monoframe™ back panel is thin and light with EVA foam, Kydex plastic and 2 aluminum stays to create a direct link between back, suspension and bag. Closeout.


Description of Arcteryx Acrux 65 BackpackExtra volume makes this Arcteryx pack perfect for weekend sprints. The Arcteryx Acrux 65 Backpack features comfortable suspension that is achieved through radially formed shoulder straps and a flush mounted, stretch-woven cushioned Monoframe backpanel.The Arcteryx Acrux 65 Backpack is ideal for five day excursions. Features:RollTop closureFour external compression strapsFully seam tapedHydration bladder pocketLaminated moulded AC2 Fusion PointsMonoframe backpanelPigment dyed WaterTight ZippersRadially formed shoulder straps and HipPodsRemovable top lidTwin aluminum staysWaterproof HydroportWebbing hipbelt with strippable Binary HipPods3D shaping420ACT fabricSpacermeshTweave® Durastretch®EVA foamKydex framesheet6061 aluminum staysVolumes: 64 L, 67 L, 70 LWeights: 1.7 Kg, 1.9 Kg, 2 Kg

- US Outdoor Store

Arc'teryx Acrux 65


The Acrux 65 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$308.72 - $475.00

The Arc'teryx Acrux 65 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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