Arc'teryx Khamski 48
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Refreshed and revitalized for fall, the Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack is catching the eyes and interest of snow patrollers, touring enthusiasts, and backpack geeks everywhere. It also already won an ISPO award. It is lightweight and stable, waterproof and durable, and offers more options than many new cars. Whether you patrol in Little Cottonwood Canyon (UT), explore Montana backcountry, or spend the weekends hiking, you'll be glad the Khamski 48 shoulders the load comfortably and gracefully. The body consists of two different fabrics to provide a lightweight, waterproof, and durable shield for your gear. The front consists of 420D ACT nylon fabric treated on both sides with urethane, creating an impermeable barrier for air and water, while the remainder of the pack is constructed from durable 420D plain weave nylon. Removable aluminum M-bar stays offer versatile, lightweight stability; keep the stays in when you're schlepping a heavy load up the mountain and need support, or take them out when you're off on a day hike and your lunch doesn't weight 40 pounds. Despite being a generous (and expandable) 48 liters, the Khamski pack could be a puppy given how close it stays to your body due to AC2 construction. Advanced Composite Construction takes high-density polyethylene foam and a quick-dry back panel, and fuses it to the durable front fabric. The end result is a lightweight, stable, and sleek pack. Spacermesh and Hypercell foam shoulder straps are the icing on the backpack cake, providing moisture management and a custom fit. If the Khamski were a cupcake, there would be sprinkles galore. Carry your skis diagonally or in the traditional A-frame formation. Organize away with the numerous and varied pocket options: secret pocket inside bottom of pack, snow science pocket along the side, front kangaroo/shovel pocket, removable lid storage with zippered compartment, plus the entire main compartment.
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Khamski 48 Backpack FEATURES of the Arcteryx Khamski 48 Backpack C2 (Composite Construction) system Removable 6005-T6 extruded aluminium M-bar stays Top loading with double-pull, easy open collar cordlock system Removable top lid with zippered compartment and key clip Extendable collar and top lid adds additional capacity Dual haul loops / carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at a snow anchor Hypercell foam anatomically shaped shoulder straps / 12 mm thick Adjustable position sternum strap Four compression straps - two on each side Dual P'ax ice tool carry system Front kangaroo pocket fits shovel and handle, probe, and snow saw Small organizing or snow science pocket inside the side zip Full length side zipper Hidden pocket inside the bottom of the pack Laminated hipbelt with 50mm webbing with 6mm thick padding A-frame or diagonal ski / split snowboard carry options Reinforced front panel protects pack from ski edges or abrasion SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Khamski 48 Backpack 420D nylon 6.6 plain weave 100D nylon 6.6 mini ripstop 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays HD 80 Hypercell foam Spacermesh The SPECS for Short Volume: 2746 cubic inches / 45 liter Weight: 52.8 oz / 1496 g Extend To: 3417 cubic inches / 56 liter The SPECS for Regular Volume: 2990 cubic inches / 49 liter Weight: 54.0 oz / 1532 g Extend To: 3661 cubic inches / 60 liter The SPECS for Tall Volume: 3234 cubic inches / 53 liter Weight: 56.3 oz / 1596 g Extend To: 3906 cubic inches / 64 liter This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
For the true backcountry user, the Khamski 48 by ARCTERYX is a patrol style pack with a twist. It uses a revolutionary fabric technology and a carry system for skis and split boards that's intended for the modern purist. Comfortable and light, M-bar stays transfer the weight to the hip for stable carrying when the body is in motion but can be removed for lighter loads and a greater range of movement. It has a capacity of 49 L with a total weight of 54 oz (regular).
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The Khamski 48L Backpack is for the true backcountry user. The new Khamski is a classic patrol style pack with a twist: revolutionary pack fabric technology and a carry system for skis and split boards only, intended for the modern purist.
The new Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack is a backcountry ski and splitboard specific backpack with the versatility to enjoy both day tours and longer overnight missions. Remove the aluminum M-bars on light tour days, but rely on these durable stays to distribute weight on big days. Extendable collar and floating top lid increase the Khamsin 48's capacity by 11 liters. C^2 (Composite Construction) system Body features 420D ACT Fabric(TM) which is coated with urethane on both sies for an air-impermeable textile that is durable and 100% waterproof Removable 6005-T6 extruded aluminium M-bar stays transfer weight Removable top lid with zippered compartment and key clip Extendable collar and floating top lid add additional capacity Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at an anchor Hypercell foam anatomically shaped shoulder straps mold to your body and feature Spacermesh(TM) for moisture management (12 mm thick) Laminated 50 mm webbing hipbelt with 6 mm padding Adjustable position sternum strap Four compression straps Dual P'ax ice tool carry system Front kangaroo pocket fits shovel and handle, prove and snow saw Small organizing pocket fits additional snow science tools inside the side zip Full length side zipper Hidden pocket inside the bottom of the pack Laminated hipbelt with 50 mm webbing A-frame or diagonal ski/split snowboard carry options Reinforced front panel protects pack from ski edges or abrasion