Arc'teryx Borea

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



After auditioning other packs, this one stands out…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: rucksack with top and back pockets
Size: 45, 47, 49L
Number of Pockets: 7ish
Max. Load Carried: 25lbs, mostly clothes but it will manage more
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $275

After auditioning other packs, this one stands out for attention to detail, quality of build, and functionality! I was looking for a good snow/ice pack for S&R, and this one exceeded my expectations. Lots of thought went into this like the integral insulated pad (for sitting on cold surfaces), the snow shovel pocket, the long zip pulls (good for gloved hands grip), the probe/pole pocket, etc. I also love all the myriad of internal pockets that help keep you organized. there's a hydration bladder pocket as well.

It's a great fit on the back too. This is a fully adjustable pack, with compression straps to keep the contents tight to your body, while the quick release buckles allow fast access when needed.

This pack just suits all of my needs, with good space for packing clothes when you layer up and down depending on exertion level in the cold. It could be a weekender with not much of a stretch.

It's made of sturdy material with Arc'teryx famous waterproof zips. I have NO complaints.


This is a very sturdy ski winter pack, but perhaps…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: ~$275

This is a very sturdy ski winter pack, but perhaps too tricked out. How many secret pockets and extra sleeves do you really need? On the other hand, since it seems so sturdy it probably won't break when you overstuff it.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Arc'teryx Borea Backpack gives the serious snow traveler plenty of room to pack all of their backcountry necessities. A pit pocket organizes snow-study instruments like a thermometer and slopemeter, while quick release ski attachments handle your planks as you move upward. A removable seat mat keeps you comfy while you break for lunch or study layers in the snowpack. Professionally minded features secure an ice-axe, skis, and probe to the Borea. A full-length side zip accesses the large interior, while a large front pocket and kangaroo pocket keep your gear organized and accessible. *Available for US shipment only.


Trusted by guides and avalanche professionals, the Arc'teryx Borea is a first choice for ski mountaineers. Equipped for multi-pass traverses with Hypalon ski holsters, study tool space, a probe sleeve and a kangaroo pocket that holds a shovel and other essential ingredients.Arc'teryx Borea Features: Dual density shoulder straps.Ice axe loops.External compression straps.Full-length side zip.Hypalon quick release ski attachments.Modified kangaroo pouch to hold skins, mitts and most shovels.Pit pocket for loupe, thermometer and pit card.Removable seat mat that slides into its own pocket.Side probe pocket and large front pocket.Thermoformed back panel.Wand pocket.WaterTight zippers.Compare Pack Specs. Best viewed in 1280x1024 Click to enlarge

- OMCgear

On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Borea Backpack (Spring 2008) The Borea Pack by Arcteryx has extra volume that makes this pack perfect for ambitious winter weekends. A pit pocket organizes study instruments, a removable seat mat warms during rest breaks, and daisy chains add summit-focused function. Specifications: Weight: 4lbs (1.8 kgs) S; 4 lbs 6 oz (2 kgs) R; 4 lbs 14 oz (2.2 kgs) T Volume: 2750 cu in (45 ltr) to 3230 cu in (53 ltr) S; 2870 cu in (47 ltr) to 3360 cu in (55 ltr) R; 2900 cu in (49 ltr) to 3480 cu in (57 ltr) T Features: Dual density shoulder straps Ice axe loops External compression straps External daisy chains Full-length side zip Hypalon quick release ski attachments Modified kangaroo pouch Pit Pocket for loupe, thermometer, and pit card Removable seat mat with own pocket Side probe pocket and large front pocket Thermoformed back panel Bora suspension system Thermoformed interchangeable hip belt Wand pocket Materials: HDPE frame sheet 7075 aluminum stays 630D super pack nylon Hypalon trim x-Pac vx21 We are not able to ship Arcteryx products outside the US because of that other thing.

- Moosejaw

The Arcteryx Borea backpack gives the serious snow traveler plenty of room to pack all of their backcountry necessities.

- Backcountry Outlet

Arc'teryx Borea


The Borea has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$178.72 - $234.95

The Arc'teryx Borea is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 17, 2009 at

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