Arc'teryx Quintic 28

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Excellent all around pack. Great for skiing, day hikes,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175.95

Summary

Excellent all around pack. Great for skiing, day hikes, travel, class, etc. I would definitely recommend this pack!

Pros

  • Water resistant
  • Carries weight well, distributes evenly
  • Weighs next to nothing while empty
  • Has compartment for bladder
  • Multiple compartments to organize gear
  • Comfortable shoulder straps. Embraces the shape of your back.

I debated whether to get this pack when it came out. Did I need it? Was it worth the price tag? I got this pack for skiing, and have now since used it for everything! to day hikes, up an avalanche, to traveling state to state, to exploring a glacier for hours walking along on the ice crawling into caves, and just walking about the city.

It is so light and well constructed. Weighs next to nothing when empty. Shoulder straps are thin but amazingly comfortable. the shape of the pack embraces my back and hugs it. I like having compartments to organize everything in and this pack does just that.

Water repellent to an impressive degree. I have a Liberty bottle with screw-on cap and sometimes I do not screw it on properly, which was the case when I put it in my Quintic's side pocket. After 10 minutes my friend pointed out my bag was leaking. I unzipped the side compartment to discover about 12 oz's of water that had spilled out of my bottle and was being held in the compartment itself seeping through slowly.  I turned my bag upside down draining the bag of the water.

I fell in love with my bag all over again after that incident. I did not know it was that water tight even on the inside! All the straps and clips have a purpose and everything on this pack is excellent. I tend to ramble about gear I'm crazy about.

Bottom line: Yes, I would recommend this pack to anyone who is in search for a pack.  

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The spacious Arc'teryx Quintic 28 snow pack holds your essentials for a day tour. It's designed for snow, yet underscores the idea that a backpack is an everyday tool, not a specialized accessory.

- REI

Designed for those who need to qualm their powder fix, the Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack offers easy access to your gear and provides a solid, stable pack that doesn't throw you off-balance while you ski, bootpack, or sail through the air.

- Backcountry.com

Comfortable, robust backpack with contoured back panel and ski/snowboard wrap system; Ideal for every day use and backcountry day toursDESCRIPTION Designed for everyday use, this 28 litre pack is a steadfast partner for backcountry and close-to-area tours and features a lowered, wide, flat body of the pack that is shaped to the contours of the lumbar vertebrae and that holds and transfers the pack's load through the body's centre of gravity. Stable support and with easy access to items in the main compartment while in transit, this is a skier's/snowboarder's tool kit. Separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized, and a reinforced, external wrap system is robust enough to carry skis and boards (A-frame, split and diagonal carry of skis; horizontal and vertical carry for snowboard). This pack is large enough to accommodate all your necessities for day tours.FULL FEATURE LIST Construction Top grab handle Supportive framesheet Zippers & Fly Configuration Webbing zipper pulls Pack Pocket Configuration Water bottle pocket Front pocket with internal organizational pocket and key clip Secondary storage compartment with external side zipper access, and alternative access from inside the main compartment Panel loading main compartment with front U-zip access and organizational slots Internal zippered pocket inside side-access secondary storage compartment Top pocket with internal security pocket stores skins or goggles Pack Hydration Hose clip HydroPort(TM) Internal hydration pocket with zip Pack Suspension Configuration Webbing hipbelt Adjustable, removable sternum strap Laminated shoulder straps Breathable backpanel Removable framesheet contained inside an anatomically patterned sleeve that conforms to the curve of the back when fully loaded Pack Loading & Closure Configuration Panel loading Side access to main compartment during transit MATERIALS 500D Cordura 200D Polyester Plain Weave 840D nylon Hypercel Foam LD60 Foam 3/4 inch Acetal Road horizontal frame stays Burly(TM) double weave-50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex, 275 g/m^2. A hard-wearing, durable, stretch woven fabric with a smooth outer face and a soft inner face that is comfortable next to the skin. A DWR (durable water repellent) coating helps shed moisture.

- Mountains Plus

Designed for everyday use, the Arc'teryx Quintic 28 litre pack is a steadfast partner for backcountry and close-to-area tours and features a lowered, wide, flat body of the pack that is shaped to the contours of the lumbar vertebrae and that holds and transfers the pack's load through the body's centre of gravity. Stable support and with easy access to items in the main compartment while in transit, this is a skier's/snowboarder's tool kit. Separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized, and a reinforced, external wrap system is robust enough to carry skis and boards (A-frame, split and diagonal carry of skis; horizontal and vertical carry for snowboard). *Since the original product photo is a bit deceptive (fully packed) we included a photo of an empty pack that we took in our shipping department. This ArcTeryx ski pack is large enough to accommodate all your necessities for day tours. Construction: Top grab handle, Supportive framesheet. Zippers & Fly Configuration: Webbing zipper pulls. Pack Pocket Configuration: Internal zippered pocket inside side-access secondary storage compartment; Top pocket with internal security pocket stores skins or goggles; Water bottle pocket; Front pocket with internal organizational pocket and key clip; Secondary storage compartment with external side zipper access, and alternative access from inside the main compartment; Panel loading main compartment with front U-zip access and organizational slots. Pack Hydration: Hose clip, HydroPort, Internal hydration pocket with zip. Pack Suspension Configuration: Webbing hipbelt; Adjustable, removable sternum strap; Laminated shoulder straps; Breathable backpanel; Removable framesheet contained inside an anatomically patterned sleeve that conforms to the curve of the back when fully loaded. Pack Loading & Closure Configuration: Panel loading, Side access to main compartment during transit. Materials: 500D Cordura; 200D Polyester Plain Weave; 840D nylon; Hypercel Foam; LD60 Foam; 3/4 inch Acetal Road horizontal frame stays; Burly double weave-50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex, 275 g/m2. A hard-wearing, durable, stretch woven fabric with a smooth outer face and a soft inner face that is comfortable next to the skin. A DWR (durable water repellent) coating helps shed moisture. Care: Surface clean only. Weight: 1.2 kg / 42 oz. Available Color(s): Blue Moon, Carbon Copy

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Quintic 28 Pack FEATURES of the Arcteryx Quintic 28 Pack Two top pockets store skins, goggles, keys on integrated clip; internal security pocket fits phone, wallets Front tool compartment loads from the top with organizers for shovel / handle, probe, and snow saw Skis can be carried vertically, diagonally, or in an A-frame snowboards store either horizontally and vertically Full-face or half-shell helmets / poles have individual attachments Ergonomically yoke shaped shoulder straps are comfortable, secure, and stable Adjustable position sternum strap Hydration bladder compatible via Hydroport Dual Wingman pockets one accesses the main internal compartment, the other fits a water bottle or gloves 38 mm / 1.5 inch webbing hipbelt SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Quintic 28 Pack 840D nylon ballistic matte Acetal rod horizontal frame stays Hypercell foam Spacermesh Burly Double Weave The SPECS for Short Volume: 1600 cubic inches / 26.22 liter Weight: 45.1 oz / 1280 g The SPECS for Regular Volume: 1700 cubic inches / 27.86 liter Weight: 47.2 oz / 1340 g The SPECS for Tall Volume: 1800 cubic inches / 29.50 liter Weight: 49.7 oz / 1410 g This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw