Arc'teryx Cierzo 18
Design: cinch-top "lead pack"
Size: 18 L
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 15 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'10''
Price Paid: $49
Overall an excellent day pack/summit pack/climbing pack. Nothing but a well-made sack here from the fine folks at Arc'teryx.
Lightweight (283g w/ sternum and waist straps, of which are both removable), durable and highly water repellent. Also has one outer zip pocket in which the bag stuffs into itself for compressing if need be. Well done if you aren't carrying much more than 10-12 lbs., depending on individual thresholds. In regards to colors, it also comes in black.
Cons: the removable waist belt sits fairly high due to what I think is the small nature of the bag. I don't use it anyhow, but if one were so inclined it may be troublesome. (it weighs 30g)
Size: 18 liters
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 7-8 kilos is okay
Height of Owner: 190 cm
Price Paid: $50
Amazingly light, clever construction with state-of-the-art materials. The particular colors chosen by Arc'teryx make you stick out like a neon unicorn in the woods, but, hey, a small price to pay for such innovative technology.
When most manufacturers (with the possible exception of some GoLite and Black Diamond models) have gone more and more complex over the years -- adding zippers, straps, mesh pockets, key clips, and on and on -- Arc'teryx tries to hold the line with basic, functional, and oh-so-high-quality stuff. Good on them.
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The Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack has a zippered closure for easy access to pack contents. The lightweight textiles are coated with silicone and polyurethane for moisture resistance and increased durability and the entire pack can easily be stowed in its front pouch. Unpadded, 1.5 in (3.81 cm) webbing shoulder straps to further shed weight Moisture-resistant outer face fabric, lightweight, low profile Drawcord closure Full width gear attachment loop Internal security pocket Main compartment pocket Front pocket with key clip Pack stows away in its own pocket WaterTight(TM) external zippers
Slip the ultralight Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 pack onto your back for your next multi-pitch day route and enjoy its slim, straightforward summit-pack design. Highly compressible pack stows in its own front pocket; front security pocket features a key clip. Front and back attachment loops let you clip off the pack at belays. The Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 pack is made with a silicone-coated, 210-denier ripstop nylon body for light weight, water resistance and durability.
The Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack may be small, but it packs a punch. Supremely developed materials minimize weight and provide plenty of strength while remaining extremely compressible. In fact, the entire pack stuffs into its front pocket, making it ideal for day trekking or the final push to the summit.
Ultra-light and compressible, low-profile lead pack, designed for rock and ice climbersDESCRIPTION The smallest Cierzo now has a zippered closure for easy access to pack contents. Grams were further pared by going to unpadded, 1.5 inch webbing shoulder straps. The lightweight textiles are coated with silicone and polyurethane for moisture resistance and increased durability and the entire pack can easily be stowed in its front pouch. Technical Features Moisture-resistant outer face fabric Lightweight Low profile Zippers & Fly Configuration WaterTight(TM) external zippers Pack Pocket Configuration Internal security pocket Main compartment pocket Front pocket with key clip Pack stows away in its own pocket Pack Suspension Configuration Ultra-light shoulder straps 2 cm/ 0.8 in webbing hipbelt 4 cm/ 1.5 in webbing shoulder straps Pack Loading & Closure Configuration Top loading Drawcord closure Pack Attachment Configuration Full width gear attachment loop MATERIALS 100D Invista HT Mini Ripstop(TM) with silicone and PU coatings 210D Invista HT Ripstorm(TM)
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