Arc'teryx Khamsin 30
I was looking for the perfect crag pack, and I found…
Design: Internal Frame
Size: 2300 (size R)
Number of Pockets: 1 top, 1 wand
Max. Load Carried: 27 lbs = rack + food + water
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $117
I was looking for the perfect crag pack, and I found it. This packs weighs in at a measly 2 pounds, yet comfortably gobbles up and carries my rack, runners, coat, some polypro, food, water, headlamp, and miscellania. The aluminum frame stay ensures that it rides close to my back, and the thin waist belt keeps everything out of the way of my harness. There is a compression strap across the top of the pack that makes it easy to tack on a 9mm or 10.5mm rope. The only thing it's missing is a couple more tie-off points for clipping into belay stations.