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The Ascent by JanSport is a hiking backpack built for fast and light adventures. With all the features you look for in a technical pack, the Ascent offers a more compact format and comfort. A compression molded back panel and GridFit(TM) harness make it easy to get a custom fit on your first hike. The Foamex frame sheet with aluminum stay provides enough support for any alpine load. The Foamex frame sheet can be removed and used as a belay seat to insulate from the cold. The large tear drop main compartment allows easy packing of all your layers and gear. The Drop Zone pocket, ice axe holders and bungee system are great for keeping important equipment stored safely yet easily accessible.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Your adventures and needs are versatile, so why shouldn't your pack be the same - the secure-lock grid plate of the Ascent from Jansport makes it quick and easy to accommodate different torso lengths, shoulder widths and loads, and features ample pocket space, clip points and compression straps for ease and comfort. Get the ultimate in customized comfort as each shoulder strap attaches to the grid individually allowing for adjustable comfort and fit, GridFit harness system also allows each shoulder strap to pivot independently so it can adjust to your body's movements and provide optimal weight transfer.
- Mountain Gear
Tall and lanky' Short and stumpy' Don't sweat itthe JanSport Ascent 52 Backpack's GridFit suspension system features a harness plate that adjusts to fit your torso length and shoulder width. The lightweight Foamex framesheet stabilizes and strengthens the pack so you can comfortably carry even the heaviest loads.
The Ascent is a lightweight, technical and innovative pack that's engineered for Alpine performance. Features GridFit adjustable frame sheet with Bladeframe Suspension with a top loading, streamlined pack body. Large main teardrop compartment.Compression molded back panel.Unbound-edge shoulder straps.GridFit harness system.Foamex compression board framesheet with aluminum stay for lightweight strength and stability.Dual side compression straps keep pack close to the body.Top-loading hood with 4-point compression.Wrapped edge padded hipbelt.Drop zone pocket with front compression.Dual side water bottle pockets.Dual ice axe holders with bungee retention.Torso Length: Medium 17" - 19.5 "Large 19" - 21.5 "Material: VX07 Sailcloth / 210 Denier Vert Cordura/ 840 Denier Junior Ballistic.Number of pockets: 2Size: Med 29in h x 11in w x 11in dLg: 30.5" x 11" x11" Weight: Med 3 lbs 1 oz / 1.39 kgLg 3 lbs 1 oz / 1.39 kgCapacity: Med 3200 cu in / 52.48LLg 3400 cu. in. / 56 L.