Cerro Torre Gecko 40L
Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: 69.00
I have only used this pack once but it was very comfortable during my 8 mile hike. I got a 100oz CamelBack Unbottle resevoir on sale and it fit into the resevoir pouch perfectly. The pocket on the padded waist belt was perfect for a small digital camera.
I only rate it 4 stars because I have only used it once. I'll have to put it through more rigorous duty before I give it a 5.
Price Paid: Don't remember
I bought this pack for carrying my books in University. Completely fell in love with it!! The adjustable VAT system is great and the outer frame gives great stability to the pack when you wear it.
It's really tough, I took it on numerous hicking, canoe-camping trips and was never gentle to it...it's still as new! (Except for a little dirt! :). This pack made me a Cerro Torre unconditional: I bought the Kodiak-I and the Morrat 22. They are all great packs and you get great value for the money you pay. They are a little heavier than other packs because of the frames but, if U like stability and robustness, these packs are for you.
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The Cerro Torre Gecko 47 is ideal for minimalist overnighters looking for a technical pack or an exceptional day-hiking pack loaded with features. Panel-loading main compartment with three additional pockets offers plenty of room for a quick overnight or a full-day hike. Stuff your sleeping bag directly into the large bottom pouch. Anatomic, adjustable shoulder straps with load-lifter straps let you customize the fit according to the size of your load. Side mesh pockets are great for small items such as water bottles (sold separately), energy bars, compass or GPS unit. Internal compartment holds hydration reservoir (sold separately) for hands-free drinking on the trail. Durable, lightweight aluminum stays fit the spinal curve and help support heavy loads. A-slanted hipbelt helps transfer heavy loads onto your hips and adjusts to accommodate load shifts with each step taken. An elastic cord with cinching lock secures your walking stick firmly in place when not in use; useful for strapping on small accessories as well. Made from durable 420-denier nylon and 1000-denier Kodra® nylon on the bottom protects against inevitable bumps and bruises. Overstock.
Excellent for hiking, climbing and skiing in a wide range of weather conditions, the durable Cerro Torres Gecko 40L has a detachable rain fly and waterproof zippers to keep your mountaineering and backcountry essentials protected from the elements. Like the ergonomic Rigi 28L, the Gecko has padded shoulder straps that gradually narrow to minimize stress and pressure along the lumbar area of your chest. Down below is an "A" slant hip belt with a two-way adjustable design that aligns the belt and load to your hips and girth. Loops for skis, poles and ice axes keep everything on the outside organized. Inside you'll find a pouch for a hydration reservoir and a multipurpose pocket for pencils, key rings, guide books and such. If you like this design but you're in need of something for an overnight adventure, take a moment to click over and check out the sleeping bag compartment on the Gecko 47L. Lightweight and durable 420-denier double ripstop fabric with 420-denier twill accents Rugged 1,000-denier reinforcement fabric at key abrasion areas Pliable polyurethane elastic foam shoulder straps Waterproof zipper on main compartment Detachable rain fly and waterproof main compartment zipper Dual ski loops Ice axe loop Elastic loop for walking stick attachment Hydration system compatible (reservoir not included) Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.2 x 21.2 in. Capacity: 2,257 cu. in. Weight: 3 lbs.
- Altrec Outdoors