Arc'teryx Quintic 28
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175.95
Excellent all around pack. Great for skiing, day hikes, travel, class, etc. I would definitely recommend this pack!
- 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 Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack - For everyday use, an efficient, steadfast partner for backcountry and close-to-area tours. Lowered, wide and flat body of the pack shapes into a lumbar roll that holds and transfers load through the body's center of gravity. Stable, predictable, with easy access to transition items and main compartment while in transit, this is a skier/snowboarder's tool kit. Separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized. Large enough to accommodate necessities for day tours. Straightforward.
The Arc'teryx Quintic 28 features a unique design to keep weight comfortably distributed while offering plenty of access. The flat, teardrop-shaped Quintic anchors pack contents around your lumbar, keep your center of gravity low. Unlike top-heavy ski packs which wilt when over-loaded or while carrying skis, the Quintic 28 excels at not only carrying standard backcountry supplies, but comfortably navigating mountainous obstacles while carrying skis. Panel loading main compartment with front U-zip access and organizational slots Removable framesheet contained inside an anatomically patterned sleeve that conforms to the curve of the back when fully loaded Secondary storage compartment with external side zipper access, and alternative access from inside the main compartment Side access to main compartment during transit Front pocket with internal organizational pocket and key clip Internal zippered pocket inside side-access secondary storage compartment Top pocket with internal security pocket stores skins or goggles Zippers & Fly Configuration Water bottle pocket Internal hydration pocket with zip, HydroPort exit, and hose clip Pack Suspension Configuration Webbing hipbelt Adjustable, removable sternum strap Laminated shoulder straps Breathable backpanel DWR (durable water repellent) coating helps repel water
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. Lowered, flat pack body centralizes the load around your core to distribute weight and keep it low in the lumbar area; narrow top and wide bottom center weight on the hips. Separate compartments help keep gear sorted, easy to access and balanced during travel; individual attachment points hold full-face or half-shell helmets and poles. External strap configuration accommodates A-frame or diagonal carry of skis and split, horizontal or vertical carry of a snowboard. Side-load main compartment is easily accessible in transit; separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized. The Arc'teryx Quintic 28 snow pack features a top pocket for skins and goggles; a side water-bottle pocket and a top-loading tool kit compartment with sleeves for each item.
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.