Cerro Torre Gecko 47L
Max. Load Carried: 30 LB
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: Gift
I received the Cerro Torre Gecko 47l as a birthday present and have only used on one vacation, but was delighted with it. The adjustments for shoulder to hip weight could be fine tuned to any individual. I kept most of the weight on my hips and the design of the straps (both shoulder and hip) caused very little fatigue, and I'm 55. Only disappointment was that there was no rain fly with mine. Might have been off ebay?? Very satisfied.
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From the bottom up, the rugged Cerro Torres Gecko 47L is a superb pack for climbing and minimalist backpacking in questionable weather conditions. Behind the separate sleeping bag compartment is an A" slant hip belt with a two-way adjustable design that aligns the belt and load to your hips and girth. Like the ergonomically-enhanced Rigi 28, the Gecko has padded shoulder straps that gradually narrow to minimize stress and pressure along the lumbar area of your chest. Up top you'll find a detachable rain fly and waterproof zippers to keep your mountaineering and backcountry essentials protected from the elements. 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 only interested in day hikes, click over to the compact and versatile Gecko 40L. Lightweight and durable 420-denier double ripstop fabric with 420-denier twill accents Rugged 1,000-denier reinforcement fabric at key abrasion areas Durable and lightweight 7001 aluminum stays Waterproof zipper on main compartment Spandex/foam CEM shoulder strap for enhanced fit Lower sleeping bag compartment with separate access Quick-access pocket for keys, electronics and commuter supplies Dual ski loops Ice axe loop Elastic loop for walking stick attachment Hydration system compatible (reservoir not included) Dimensions: 13.7 x 9.4 x 22 in. Capacity: 2,868 cu. in. Weight: 4 lbs.
- Altrec Outdoors