EMS Arete 4000

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Overall, this is a great winter pack for 1 - 2 days…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: top loading internal
Size: 4000 ci
Max. Load Carried: 45
Height of Owner: 6' 0"
Price Paid: $120

Overall, this is a great winter pack for 1 - 2 days of climbing with enough room to handle much more gear/days for hiking. My only observation is that the throat could be a little larger. It's a very deep pack and if you're fishing around in it to see things it would be easier if it was larger. I do really like the feel of the pack and it adjusted easily.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Designed for backcountry climbing and alpine trekking, the durable EMS Arete pack features a large main compartment with removable bivy pad and secure storage for your crampons and ice tools. Made with advanced fabrics with extra construction reinforcements for extreme conditions. Main pack fabric (VX-21 poly laminate 200-denier Cordura nylon) and bottom fabric (VX-51 poly laminate 500x1000-denier Cordura nylon) are both 200psi waterproof with very high abrasion resistance. Two aluminum stays and PE framesheet. Padded, countoured hip belt and shoulder belt. Thermo-molded foam back panel. Large front crampon pocket. Hypalon daisy chain for external strapping. Ice-axe loops and tool tubes. Large main compartment.


EMS Arete 4000


The Arete 4000 has been discontinued.

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The EMS Arete 4000 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 17, 2007 at EMS.

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