I've had this pack for a little over a year now, and…
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'7"
Price Paid: $225
I've had this pack for a little over a year now, and it seems to be holding up very well. It's quite comfortable for light alpine loads, even overstuffed for multi-day forays into the Tetons. The padding is adequate and stays on your hips, and it cinches down really tight into your back for climbing--I've done 5.7 rock and AI3 ice while wearing it. The drop-out tool sleeves are very nice but everyone seems to be offering them nowadays. A tough Cordura crampon patch prevents holes (and, once nicked up, confounds neighboring sport climbers on the days you use it for cragging). The removable foam bivy pad has saved my ass on a forced bivy last March, though I often leave it at home as it eats up some interior room if you're bringing along a lot of gear/clothes; it doesn't really offer any additional padding--the single-stay reinforced plastic sheets keeps stuff from poking you in the pack. The only big flaw is that this pack could definitely use at least one daisy chain.
This is a good lightweight mountaineering pack. It…
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 50
Height of Owner: 5' 9"
Price Paid: $215
This is a good lightweight mountaineering pack. It weighs less than 4 pounds, but has a comfortable internal frame for loads under 50 pounds. I would not carry more than that with this pack.
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Gregory introduces the Alpinisto backpack this season. At 2900cu in for a size medium, this pack weighs a mere 3lb 14oz. It can be stripped down to travel even lighter for fast-paced summit pushes, extended adventure races, and bare-essentials backcountry weekends. Backcountry-friendly features include a removable bivy pad, ski and crampon carry, dual ice axe tubes, and a hydration sleeve and port. The waistbelt has gear-racking capabilities. The top pocket is contoured to accommodate climbing with your helmet on. In addition to removing the bivy pad, if you're looking to shave even more weight (up to a pound), you can remove the waistbelt, framesheet, and stay.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Gregory Alpinisto Pack (Fall 2008) The Alpinisto by Gregory is a customizable climbing machine - remove the waistbelt padding, bivy pad, framesheet and stay to shave a full pound when you need to go from load carrying to ultralight summit bid mode. Small: Volume: 2700 in3 / 44 liter Weight: 4 lbs. 8 oz. / 2.0 kg Medium: Volume: 2900 in3 / 48 liter Weight: 4 lbs. 11 oz. / 2.1 kg Large: Volume: 3100 in3 / 51 liter Weight 4lbs. 14 oz. / 2.2 kg Features: Wraptor Stabilizer System Auto Cant harness system All Terrain harness Removable HDPE framesheet Removable full length 1/2 7001 series stay Top access Bottom, side, and top compression Contoured top pocket for helmet clearance Hydration sleeve and port 630 d and 210 d HT body fabrics Removable hydration sleeve