Arc'teryx Altra 65

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 2.3 kg / 81 oz
Capacity 751 / 4577 cu in, extends to 821 / 5004 cu in
Materials 100D Invista HT Mini Ripstop™ with Silicone and PU Coatings, 420ACT Fabric, 420D Invista HT Plain Weave, EV®50 Foam, Hypalon™ Trim, Spacermesh™, 210D Ripstorm™ with Silicone and PU Coatings, 840D Stretch Mesh, EV®50 Perforated Foam, 6061 Aluminum Stays, Plastazote® HD80®

Reviews

1

Super comfort, unlimited adjustments, removable belt,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $349

Summary

Super comfort, unlimited adjustments, removable belt, opens like a suitcase for easy location of any item, weights only 4#'s, 16 ounces for a 70 liter pack. Compression wings, micro loops, side bladder pouch, waterproof top zippers and big outside front pocket for quick access items with a floating top compartment.

Pros

  • infinate adjustments
  • easy access suitcase like opening

Cons

  • Can't think of any.

Bought this pack March of 2012 after much research and thought and have been overwhelmed with the  awesomeness of this top of the line pack.

This pack has it all; unlimited adjustments, a belt that swivels so the pack stays stable while you bend and twist and an instant adjustment feature for the shoulder straps.

This pack can easily accommodate a 5-day hike to anywhere since it holds 70 liters. The two compression wings double as side strap on's plus it has multible micro loops for further outside attachements.

As far as durabilty, it's an Arc'teryx, need I say more?

The attribute that puts this pack over the top is the full zipper suitcase opening that makes getting to anything instantaneous; just unzip and there it is! No more dumping everything out to find something at the bottom.

0

Loads bigger than it measures. Used this pack in Glacier…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250 or less

Summary

Loads bigger than it measures.

Pros

  • Loadhauling comfort
  • Versitile
  • Quality pack

Used this pack in Glacier for 12 days and on the AT in '12 for 5 weeks. While it is a bigger pack and allows for 'overpack', it is absolutely comfy with big loads and, once accustomed to, has plenty of room to haul food stuffs that resuppliees need on the trail.... paid for itself in three weeks! My Arcteryx is well made and trustworthy.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Arc'teryx's Altra 65 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Arc'teryx Altra 65 pack handles gear-heavy weekends or light-and-fast multiday trips. This workhorse pack combines an advanced suspension system with a sturdy frame and light materials.

- REI

The Arcteryx Altra 65 Backpack is fully featured with intelligent and ergonomic details that will sort and carry your gear comfortably for 4+ days. These features don't weigh the Altra series down while durability remains as robust as ever. Lightweight Durable Top grab handle Twin aluminum stays for durable support Side zipper access Webbing zipper pulls Kangaroo pocket with top compression strap and snap closure Stretch-mesh stash pockets on hipbelt Two Wingman(TM) one-handed easy access pockets Hose clip Designed to fit up to 2L bladder Internal hydration pocket with zip GridLock(TM) shoulder strap adjustment system Anatomically shaped shoulder straps Adjustable, removable sternum strap Thermoformed hipbelt Breathable backpanel Padded, contoured shoulder straps Load level adjusters Arc'teryx C^2 (Composite Construction) suspension system Rotating Load Transfer Disc(TM) distributes loads to hips Pack Loading & Closure Configuration Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity Large, webbing pull-tabs for quick and easy, glove-friendly access Top loading lid closure with two buckles to secure pack contents U-Shape zipper for easy access Removable/ extendable top lid with two zippered compartments Key clip in lid pocket Four compression straps - two on each side P'ax one-hand axe attachment system-allows for one-handed access to tools Micro daisy chains

- OMCgear

Save energy and keep your trek into the backcountry light with the Arc'teryx Men's Altra 65 Backpack. Ideal for multi-day or weeklong backpacking adventures, the Altra expands and compresses to the size you need while also providing the comfort, support, and stability you require when you're slogging up a scree-covered rock field or a steep trail to high-mountain lakes.

- Backcountry.com

Sized for gear-heavy weekends or light-and-fast multi-day trips, this lightweight pack combines our AC2 technology-GridLock(TM) adjustable shoulder straps, bonded MonoFrame(TM), and rotating Load Transfer Disc(TM) -with lighter materials and breathable suspension components. The Altra 65 delivers maximum load control and warm weather comfort, and includes a full length inverted U-zipper for quick panel-loading access. Technical Features Lightweight Pivoting hipbelt with Load Transfer Disc(TM) provides increased agility and stability Top grab handle Twin removable aluminum stays for durable support Padded bottom Full length U-zipper access Laminated zipper protector, doubles as a compression storage flap Reinforced high wear areas Key clip Map pocket Kangaroo pocket with top compression strap Stretch-mesh stash pockets on hipbelt Two stretch-mesh pockets HydroPort Modular hose clip Internal hydration pocket with zip Arc'teryx AC^2 (Advanced Composite Construction) suspension system GridLock(TM) shoulder strap adjustment system Anatomically shaped shoulder straps Modular sternum strap Adjustable shoulder straps Breathable shoulder straps and hipbelt Thermoformed triple-density hipbelt Top loading Panel loading Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity Removable/ extendable top lid with two zippered compartments Four compression straps - two on each side Padded compression wings allow additional storage configurations Micro daisy chains Materials 100D Invista HT Mini Ripstop(TM) with silicone and PU coatings 420ACT fabric 420D Invista HT Plain Weave EV(R)50 foam Hypalon(TM) trim Spacermesh(TM) 210D Ripstorm(TM) with silicone and PU coatings 840D Stretch mesh EV(R)50 Perforated foam 6061 aluminum stays Plastazote(R) HD80(R) Size Information Short - Reg (shr) Reg - Tall (rt) 2.25 kg / 79 oz 2.3 kg / 81 oz 65 L 68 L 73 L max 75 L max Back Length inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm 14 35.5 15 38 16 40.5 17 43 18 45.5 19 48 20 50.5 21 53 22 55.5 MEN'S/UNISEX - SHORT/REGULAR [SHR] MEN'S/UNISEX - REGULAR/TALL [RT]

- Mountains Plus