ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500

photo: ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500 expedition pack (70l+)

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CLOSEOUTS . Designed for extended adventures -- the kind that may even include the kitchen sink -- Alps Mountaineeringand#39;s Caldera 5500 backpack offers a whopping 90-liter capacity. Youand#39;ll be tempted to overpack, what with the extendable lid, spindrift collar, Over-the-Top compression strap and multiple side straps. When your base camp is set, the top lid conveniently converts to a fanny pack for a day hike to a ridge-top lunch. Available Colors: RUST.

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The Caldera 5500 is a great internal to take along on all your backcountry treks. The Alps Mountaineering Caldera was designed with features to make your hike more enjoyable. Beyond the easy to adjust suspension system, front and side pockets, and hydration pocket and port, you can also find an internal horizontal divider to arrange your gear, side compression straps, and extra-large #10 zippers on the lower door. All of these features will ensure that you're ready for a successful and organized hike. So now you're ready for your trip and your pack is full, but you still have a few things to take along... don't worry! The top of the Caldera pack extends with a spindrift collar, so you can "over pack." The top pocket adjusts up and down to keep it in the correct position and we've included an "Over the Top" compression strap to stabilize your extra gear. When it's time to drop the internal and adventure onto a smaller trail, don't worry about bringing along an additional small fanny pack, because our top lid converts to a fanny pack. If that's not enough, the rain cover is INCLUDED! You don't have to worry about spending additional money on accessories; you can find it all in the Caldera. This internal is a great example of what ALPS Mountaineering is all about... giving you great gear at an affordable price.


When you hit the trail you expect to discover uncharted territory and uncover gems of the Earth., but do you expect to carry your voluminous pack in comfort' You do when you take all your essentials in the capacious and capable ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500 Backpack. Stable, supportive aluminum stays and fully padded suspension system provide fine accommodations like ventilation, contoured lumbar pad, and triple-layer modular hip-belt. Ample adjustable features, including torso size, ensure efficient fit and comfort. An internal horizontal divider, hydration pocket and port, and smartly placed pockets keep everything organized and easily accessible.


With a cavernous 90-liter capacity and included features such as a detachable waistpack and raincover, the ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500 pack outfits you for extended-day treks at a great value. Adjustable suspension system allows quick, easy adjustment of torso length to personalize the fit. Back panel, shoulder straps and waistbelt feature padded, moisture-wicking fabric to enhance cooling comfort on the trail. Top-loading pack with front panel access features an extendible lid and cinchable spindrift collar for large loads. Removable top lid doubles as a waist pack for short jaunts when you don't need a lot of gear. Front mesh pocket keeps essential gear within easy reach. Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir pocket inside and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir not included. Side compression straps cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying. Side mesh pockets secure standard 32 oz. water bottles (water bottles not included). Bottom zippered opening offers easy access to sleeping bag or gear at bottom of the pack; cinch cord divider separates contents from main compartment. Detachable raincover in lower compartment can be deployed to protect your pack in sudden downpours. The ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500 pack features dual gear loops and daisy chain. Special buy.



Price Historic Range: $84.00-$139.96


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