Marmot Alpha 25
Design: Top loading
Size: 25 L
Number of Pockets: 1 large with 2 side and 2 belt compartments plus a secured flap for helmets
Max. Load Carried: 10 Kilos
Height of Owner: 5' 7''
I used this back on a wet wind Scottish trip up two Munros. The capacity was excellent for a day's walk and the belt pockets gave good assess for nibbles and the compass. By the end of the 6 hour trip the pack was worn without noticing it was on my back.
On the down side an outlet point for a bladder would be useful and I was also concerned about the gaps where the shoulder straps entered the pack potential for water ingress. I drypac all my gear and don't use a bladder so no issues for me.
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Be the top dog on your next hike with a lightweight, comfortable Alpha 25 backpack from Marmot that uses a unique hub strap system to provide an exacting fit. For just over 2 pounds of pack you get plenty of storage room, a roll-top closure, and rain fly plus a WrapSure backpanel system that allows you to slide the floating straps through an internal hub system so that you always maximize the shape of the straps and the security of the fit.
- Mountain Gear
Part of the Marmot ultralight collection, this pack is streamlined for life on the move, and hosts a ton of useful features. Marmot's WrapSure Fit System with Dri-Lex mesh conforms neatly to your back for incredible all-day comfort. Numerous specialty pockets and clipping points complement an easy-to-use roll top closure. Includes a handy rain fly for wet weather treks.
Free Shipping. Marmot Alpha 25 Pack (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Alpha 25 Pack by Marmot WrapSure Back Panel Hip Hugger Waist Belt Rain Fly Waist Belt Pockets Front Stash Flap Hydration Pocket and Port Ice Axe Bungees Roll Top Closure Stretch Water Bottle Pockets SPECIFICATIONS: Materials: 70d 100% Nylon Double Ripstop Materials: 210d 100% Nylon Double Ripstop Materials: 100d 100% Nylon Shadow Box Weight: 2lb 1oz (936g) Volume: 1550ci/25 liters
Your hips, shoulders, and torso all move when you're on a fast-paced hike, so wearing a pack that'll move with you makes a lot of sense. Take the Marmot Alpha 25 Backpack, for instance. Webbing slides through the shoulder straps so this pack can shift smoothly with your movements.