The North Face Casimir 36
I am completely in love with this pack! I call it…
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (The North Face Rep)
I am completely in love with this pack! I call it my "bug out bag" for long hiking days or peak bagging days, but could easily use it for an ultralight weekend trip. This pack offers a ton of versatility and comfort without all the weight you'd expect from a pack offering these things.
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Adjustable waist belt
- Some people may be too rough on the lightweight material
This ultralight top loading pack provides plenty of fit options. The "Opti Fit" system allows users to adjust the waist belt to fit a variety of sizes. I use a M/L sized pack and the waist belt can be sized to fit a 31-ish inch waist up to a 36-ish inch waist. I run around 33 inches and the pack is perfect. The shoulder straps can be adjusted from a 17 inch torso to a 20 inch torso. Again, at 19 inches it fits me like a glove.
Comfort wise I have no complaints. The lightweight ripstop fabric and the mesh backing allow for plenty of breathability. The large waist belt compartments provide space for all those items that get pulled out of the pack frequently.
The pack offers all the "standard" features. Trekking pole/ice ax loops, hydration pouch, outer pockets for water bottles, and compression straps that offer a wide range for small or large loads. Nothing tricky about this pack at all. An outer pocket with a "drain" at the bottom on the back of the pack is ideal for wet items.
I consider myself to be careful with my gear, especially my favorite pieces. Therefore this pack has performed beautifully. I hiked 250 miles with it in the Cody, Wyoming, backcountry (rugged and dusty) during the summer of 2012, have hiked over 400 miles in the Four Corners region (14,000 mountains, canyons, and desert) in 2013, 200 miles in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks (heavily wooded, rugged terrain, rolling hills, and hot) in 2013, and will hike another 400 to 500 miles in the Four Corners region in 2014 with it.
I highly recommend this pack!
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The North Face Casimir 36 pack lets you eat up the miles with an innovative, minimalist design and durable, ultralight materials that let you travel far and fast in comfort. Size-adjustable, gender-specific harness and hipbelt offer an advanced design that focuses on the shoulders, lumbar and iliac crests for unsurpassed comfort. Main compartment features a hydration sleeve and port (reservoir sold separately). Versatile top lid is removable for additional weight reduction; crossover top compression strap closes the top when the lid is removed. Multiple external pockets and extra-large hipbelt pockets allow easy gear organization and access. The North Face Casimir 36 pack is made with ultralight, ripstop nylon fabric for weight savings and durability; reflective hits enhance visibility.
- REI refers to the men's version
The North Face Casimir 36 Pack?The North Face Casimir 36 Pack is great for a day spent hiking and exploring nature. This 36 liter pack offers enough space to carry all your gear. It has a nylon body, making it durable and ultra-light to carry around on day trips and weekend excursions. There is a gender-specific hip belt and harness provided to make sure greater levels of support, comfort and adjustability. With the Opti-fit technology, it gives you a customized fit between the pack and your body, while keeping the area ventilated. It comes with a steel internal frame, making it sturdy and durable. Thanks to the extra-large hip belt pockets, you can store smaller items conveniently and have them easily within reach. Multiple external pockets make it simple to organize all your belongings. The North Face Casimir 36 Pack is truly unparalleled in its functionality, so get it soon!
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. The North Face Casimir 36 Pack FEATURES of The North Face Casimir 36 Pack Proprietary Optifit technology provides an unparalleled fit Size-adjustable, gender-specific hipbelt and harness Lightweight nylon pack body with abrasion resistant boot Multiple external pockets for easy gear organization Extra-large hipbelt pockets Reflective hits Floating lid SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Casimir 36 Pack Volume: 2197 cubic inches / 36 liter Suspension: Optifit Frame Sheet: Yes, Perforated Access: Top H2O Compatible: Yes 70D geo ripstop PU nylon SPECIFICATIONS for S/M Average Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz / 1021 g Dimension: 22.4 x 13.2 x 6.3in. / 57 x 33.5 x 16 cm SPECIFICATIONS for M/L Average Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz / 1049 g Dimension: 23.8 x 13.2 x 6.3in. / 60.5 x 33.5 x 16 cm This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The North Face Casimir 36 is your new favorite fast packing, peak bagging and distance running backpack. Featured in Outside Magazine's Buyers Guide as a top product for 2013. Fast-moving multi-day adventures in remote backcountry territory demand an ultralight pack with an unparalleled level of adjustability. This 36-liter pack has a supportive spring-steel internal frame and features Opti-Fit technology to customize the fit between the pack and your body. Extra-large, easy-access hipbelt pockets provide easy access to smaller items when your pack is strapped on and you're hauling across the trail in record time. Features Opti-Fit technology: Innovative size-adjustable, gender-specific hipbelt and harness are quick and easy to custom-fit to your body. Ultralight nylon pack body resists abrasion. Lightweight steel internal frame. Multiple external pockets for easy gear organization. Extra large hip belt pockets to stash snacks, camera, etc.. Reflective hits for nighttime visibility. This pack is also a great bike commuter pack or versatile day pack for both on and off the trail. If you're into lightweight fast packing, summit hikes and scrambles and all-day light hiking, or you're in the market for a lightweight everyday pack that packs down super small, you'll love the Casimir 36 Summit Series backpack. Fabric: 70D geo ripstop PU nylon. Average Weight: S/M: 2 lbs 4 oz (1021 g), M/L: 2 lbs 5 oz (1049 g). Volume: 2197 in3 (36 liters). Color(s): Nautical Blue, TNF Black
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version