Arc'teryx Alpha SK 32

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Inspired by user hacks and modifications to the Arc'teryx Alpha FL alpinist pack, the Alpha SK 32L Backpack has been created to cater to the use needs of ski touring and ski alpinism. The designers at Arc'teryx saw both athletes and employees modifying a pack to suit their needs, and in true Arc'teryx style, they took those user hacks and created a pack that not only met the needs of the consumer, but added additional features to make a comfortable, burly ski touring daypack. The Alpha SK has two 50cm ski straps included, a burlier face fabric than the FL, and thoughtful ski touring pockets while still maintaining the same Gore-Tex jacket inspired seam taped construction that the Alpha FL had for maximum weather protection. For hiking up, the Alpha SK features two different ski carry options, diagonally for an easier transition, and the traditional A-frame. The two 50cm included quick-release straps allow for the diagonal carry and additional straps can be added at lash points for an A-frame style. To carry snowboards or split boards, 65cm straps can be added to secure the boards. The carry system design reduces weight and minimizes potential snagging by eliminating excess straps. A very durable 400 denier ripstop face fabric will hold up to the abrasions of carrying skis and is weather proof with the Arc'teryx AC2 construction thanks to a urethane coating. Thoughtful, ski touring specific pockets were designed to simplify the day out on the skin track. A front pocket can be utilized for snow tools, skins, and wet gear while a top pocket with clasps can hold a rope, bulky items or stash a helmet. The main compartment has a drawcord on top and a side zipper for easy access to your things. For comfort when carrying a loaded pack, there is an adjustable sternum strap and a forward pull waistbelt that was designed to be easily adjusted with gloves on. To go above and beyond what users were modifying about the Alpha FL pack, a padded back with a close to body profil...


This is the new Alpha SK 32, a pinnacle of use-driven design. We took our ultralight and highly durable Alpha FL alpinist pack, and inspired by your hacks and creativity, built something new. Weatherproof, lightweight, durable ACA^2 construction and specifically created to carry the tools necessary for safe, comfortable travel across backcountry snow, the fast and light Alpha SK 32 is perfectly sized and equipped for an extended day of ski alpinism or freeride touring. Designed specifically to manage backcountry demands, it allows modular ski carry options, separate front pocket with organized storage for snow tools, skins and wet gear, a WaterTight(TM) side zipper for easy main compartment access, and a helmet compatible lid. A padded back panel and internally laminated HD80 foam frame sheet give a lightweight, comfortable carry and a forward pull waistbelt adjustment for easy use with gloves. Using Arc'teryx Alpha SK Straps, or other TPU ski straps, the pack can be set up for a diagonal or A-frame carry. Snowboards carry vertically. Simpler and lighter, the system reduces weight and minimizes potential snagging by eliminating excess straps. The Alpha SK 32 comes with two 50cm straps for a diagonal carry. A-frame requires three additional 50cm straps (sold separately). Vertical snowboard carry requires our longer 65cm Alpha SK Straps (sold separately). Technical Features Weatherproof construction Lightweight Durable Pack Pocket Configuration ACA^2 waterproof front pocket stores shovel, saw, and probe with space for skins Pack Suspension Configuration Adjustable sternum strap Padded back panel with internally laminated HD80 foam frame sheet Forward pull waistbelt adjustment for easy use with gloves Pack Loading & Closure Configuration Side zipper eases access to interior Pack Lid Configuration Top lid/pocket can also be used to stash helmets, skins, ropes and other bulky or wet items Pack Attachment Configuration Includes two 50cm long Alpha SK Straps for attaching skis diagonally Skis can be carried diagonally or in an A-frame (adding 3 more straps - not included); snowboards vertically with longer 65cm Alpha SK straps (not included)


Inspired by modifications the freeride community made to the Alpha FL climbing pack to make it suitable for skis, boards, and tools, the ARCTERYX Alpha SK 32 Backpack is meant to be an ideal freeride touring bag. Patent-pending TPU straps support diagonal, A-frame, and vertical carry styles, and have glove-friendly stainless steel buckles. A water-resistant front provides storage for wet items while keeping the main compartment dry, and 32 liters of storage ensures you have room for everything you need for a day on the slopes.

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