I took this pack on a six day trip in the Smoky Mountains.
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 4600 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'7"
Price Paid: $130
I took this pack on a six day trip in the Smoky Mountains. The pack performed great and the load rested well on my hips. I started the trip at 35 pounds and the pack felt very secure on my back. The two vertical pockets are very useful (I put stove, fuel, poncho, filter, toiletries, etc), and left the main compartment for just tent and food. The pack is equipped with a hydration compartment that perfectly housed my 3 liter bladder.
Durability wise, the pack was excellent. I threw it around several times and the pack is in the same shape it started the trip in.
Only complaints are the sleeping bag compartment zippers are stubborn at times, and I don't think the pack is waterproof on its own (I plan to buy a pack cover).
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Marmot Glacier is a heavy duty load carrier built with the quality and performance you expect from Marmot.The Glacier uses the Arc Energy frame system that channels weight to your hips and provides framing support to the shape of your back.A lightweight workhorse, the Glacier adapts to the demands of excursions both near and far.Its preferred for its narrow profile, streamlined features and optimal carrying capacity.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Glacier Pack (Fall 2006) Specifications for the Glacier Pack by Marmot Size: Small, Medium, Large Body: LTD Nylon 420 HD Small Rip Volume (US/Metric): Med. 4800 ci / 78 liters Weight (US/Metric): Med. 5 lb 8 oz / 2.4 kg Features: Arc Energy Suspension Interchangeable shoulder pads Interchangeable waist belt Sleeping bag compartment Sleeping pad straps Twin vertical column pockets Differential double bottom
With the Arc Energy frame system, the Glacier Pack by Marmot is a lightweight workhorse that adapts to the demands of excursions both near and far. It's preferred for its narrow profile, streamlined features and optimal carrying capacity.
CLOSEOUTS. A top choice for three- to four- day outings, the Marmot Glacier backpack offers comfortable light weight, plenty of capacity and convenient features. Comfortable, Arc Energy frame with a padded, mesh-faced back panel Torso adjustment Sleeping bag compartment Top and bottom access Four external pockets Sleeping pad straps Gear loops Easy-grab zipper pulls Torso lengths : Small 15-18”, Medium 18-21”, Large 21-23” Hip circumferences : Small 25-31”, Medium 30-34”, Large 35-42” Capacities (cu. in.): Small 3500, Medium 4800, Large 5000 Weights : Small 5 lb. 4 oz., Medium 5 lb. 8 oz, Large 5 lb. 12 oz. Nylon CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam
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