Arc'teryx Arrakis 65
Design: RollTop Pack
Size: Medium - 3900 Aprx.
Number of Pockets: So Many!!!!!
Max. Load Carried: 30-35 pounds.
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: $400
The Arrakis 65 is the new Arc'teryx pack for 2009. I have eyed this pack for the past 2 months and finally got mine today. This pack is absolutely incredible.
I have been using a Naos 70 for the past 2 years and thought that Arc'Teryx couldn't ever make a better pack. Well they did! Arc'teryx must have taken feedback on the changes that people would love to change and they did, plus more.
I used it this afternoon and went on a small hike and it was awesome. The pack fits just like my Naos, but a little smaller. The suspension is still the unreal AC2 suspension. The pack can be accessed by the side without opening the top lid. The pack is a rollotop in which I love.
I took my Naos and took the lid off anyways so I could save weight and Use it like a rolltop anyways. Well I can access it now with the Arrakis without open it up. It has so many pockets and I don't think people realize but there is a side pocket on the left that will fit tent poles. This allows for 1. The poles not being the pack itself so you can compress it better and also You don't have to attach them to the side of the pack. The back panel straps can hold my Z-Lite Thermarest without having it flop around.
The biggest thing is that the pack is made from the great material that my Naos is made of. I am leaving next week for Trail Days in Va and I can't wait to get miles on it. Hikers that will see it will want one. This pack is worth every penny!!!!!
Home Run, Arc'teryx.
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The Arc'teryx Arrakis 65 backpack is a multi-sport crossover intended for multi-day skiing, hiking and climbing trips-and it's completely waterproof! Made with revolutionary 420Advanced Composite Textile VaporTight(TM) nylon material to keep contents dry. Top-loading main compartment features a dual-stage rolltop closure system for easy packing and weatherproofing; rolltop closure compresses or extends for additional volume. Full-length side zipper and all other zippers feature WaterTight(TM) waterproof construction to prevent water penetration. Additionally, all seams are sealed for weather-tight protection. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve with an exit port for drinking tube (reservoir sold separately). Radially formed shoulder straps with an adjustable suspension offer a personalized fit. Hipbelt suspension features a Load Transfer Disc(TM) for superior range of motion and easy disconnect from pack. Simply grab hipbelt at center, twist in counter-clockwise direction and belt releases from center disc; reverse actions to connect. Large side-access kangaroo pocket and zippered top pocket are great for stashing oft-used items. All molded components and suspension system are laminated and bonded for superior strength. MonoFrame(TM) backpanel is thin and light with EVA foam and 2 aluminum stays to create a direct link between back, suspension and bag. An Axio(TM) ice-tool holder securely stores an ice axe with a clever, glove-friendly, rip-and-stick fastener. Lash Ladder system on the side and front, with removable straps, accommodates skis/boards, ropes or camping gear.
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Arrakis 65 Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Arrakis 65 Pack AC2 (Advanced Composite Construction) suspension system Built with ACT highly-durable, weather resistant, fully seam-sealed fabric Extendable RollTop closure provides a weather resistant seal Top pocket with key clip Mini security pocket Thermoformed shoulder straps GridLock system adjusts for height and width Laminated AC2 fusion points Kangaroo pocket with drain hole Hydration bladder compatible via the Hydroport and Hydro Tube Clip WaterTight external zippers Ice tool carry system Probe / tool pocket Thermoformed hipbelt with rotating Load Transfer Disc The SPECS of the Arcteryx Arrakis 65 Pack 420D ACT Fabric 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays HD 80 foam Hypercell foam Spacermesh The SPECS for Regular Volume: 3844 cubic inches / 63 liter Weight: 85 oz / 2400 g Extend to: 4394 cubic inches / 72 liter The SPECS for Tall Volume: 4028 cubic inches / 66 liter Weight: 99 oz / 2800 g Extend to: 4577 cubic inches / 75 liter This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Gear up for ice climbing with the water, rock, and snow-ready Arrakis 65 backpack from ARCTERYX that supports your back with a high-density foam backpanel, lumbar pad, and pivoting hipbelt that allows the free movement of your hips. Complete with pockets for tools, small items, and a convenient side stash compartment, this pack is ready for ice and snow with laminated moulded AC2 Fusion Points, sealed seams, and laminated zippers.
- Mountain Gear
Voted Most Waterproof- Backpacker Magazine's Gear of the Year Awards 2009The ultimate in crossover versatility, the Arcteryx Arrakis 65 Backpack delivers year-round water resistant performance, built with 420ACT seam sealed construction and a unique RollTop closure system that allows for compression of the pack for a smaller load and 10 expandable liters of space when longer trips call for additional gear.Built with a MonoFrame backpanel support system and a pivoting load transfer disc, the Arrakis enables you to carry a heavy load in comfort whether you are on a backcountry ski trip, multi-day backpacking excursion or a climbing expedition. A customizable Arcteryx Lash Ladder system accommodates ropes, camping gear, skis, or snowboard, and an external probe pocket allows for easy access to safety equipment in case of an emergency.With pack access points including a full-length side zipper and large kangaroo pocket, you can locate your jacket when you break for lunch and keep your necessities handy without tearing open your whole pack.
- Altrec Outdoors