Arc'teryx Altra 65
2.3 kg / 81 oz
751 / 4577 cu in, extends to 821 / 5004 cu in
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,…
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…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250 or less
Loads bigger than it measures.
- Loadhauling comfort
- 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.