Arc'teryx Altra 65

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


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®



Super comfort, unlimited adjustments, removable belt,…

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


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.


  • infinate adjustments
  • easy access suitcase like opening


  • 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.


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


Loads bigger than it measures.


  • 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

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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.


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.


An efficient midvolume pack with fantastic weighttocarry ratio Energy saving and lightweightAll Altra packs have a Load Transfer Disc that pivots to increase agility and stability on rough terrain Features C2 Composite Construction System Doublechamber top lid for easy orgainization and access GridLock shoulder straps adjust for both height and width Ushaped zipper for easy access Large kangaroo front pocket for frequently used items Dual Pax ice tool carry system Onehanded easy access pockets waist belt pockets Note This product only ships to North America