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The Arc'teryx Khamski 38L Backpack is a Snow backpack for exploring the backcountry with skis or SnowBoard. A-frame, diagonal or vertical, choose the most comfortable way for you to carry skis or Board, then head out into the wilderness. Built with durable materials to withstand the abuse of ever-changing winter weather, plus Arc'teryx C2 suspension for sturdy support. Padded shoulder straps and a winged waistbelt keep the load close to the body and comfortable. Use the front section to keep tools such as shovel and probe organized and separate from your dry Items like extra layers in the main compartment. Load up and search for the freshest powder on the mountain. Features of the Arcteryx Khamski 38L Backpack Polyethylene framesheet and Dual aluminum M-bar stays for lightweight, effective weight distribution Removable extendable top lid can be used to store goggles, keys, spAre hat, food, etc. Glove friendly main opening Dual haul loops / carry handles permit clipping off at Snow anchors Skis can be carried diagonally or in an A-frame; SnowBoards store vertically Full length side zipper eases access to the pack's interior Front pocket built from AC2 waterproof fabric; stores shovel and probes with space for ski / splitBoard skins Internal Snow science pocket Carries two ice / mountaineering tools Lightly padded winged waistbelt Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness Rigid, formed backpanel provides support and structure while remaining comfortable against the back Adjustable sternum strap Padded, contoured shoulder straps Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity Large, webbing pull-tabs for quick and easy, glove-friendly access Arcteryx C2 (Composite Construction) suspension system Side access to main compartment during transit Top loading lid closure with two buckles to secure pack contents Four compression straps-two on each side A-Frame or diagonal ski / split SnowBoard carry options Dual P'ax one-hand axe attachment system-allows for one-handed access to tools
The Arc'eryx Khamski 38 Backpack is the ideal gear hauler for any extended mission into the backcountry. The double aluminum stays and high-density foam back panel keep those bigger loads you might carry for an overnight stay or a full day in the backountry stable and supported when you're both skinning and skiing. Padded, anatomic shoulder straps with Spacermesh and a padded hip-belt ensure distribution of the pack's weight to the hips where it can be comfortably and efficiently carried during those big vert days.In terms of construction, the Khamski 38 is about as burly as they come, with an abrasion-resistant body and a highly water-resistant material in areas prone to moisture. The back panel has a stretch woven fabric for next-to-body comfort, and the collar is coated with silicone for water-resistance. The Khamski certainly isn't lacking in features--it has a designated pocket for shovel, probe, snow saw, and an internal pocket for your snow-science kit. Attach your board in either an A-frame or diagonally, and then put your ice tool in the Dual P'Ax system when venturing into the alpine. Access all your goods with the full-length zip or from the top flap, then cinch the four compression straps down tight to keep it all tight and together when you're ready to ski.
Arc'teryx Backpacks & Bags Khamski 38L Backpack-Ionian Blue-Regular 226267. It is a classic patrol style pack with a twist: revolutionary pack fabric technology and a carry system for skis and split boards only intended for the modern purist.
Backcountry pack created and sized to carry the tools necessary for ski touring and ski alpinism on long day trips or multi day adventures. The Khamski 38 is sized for overnights, hut to hut trips and long days in the backcountry. Skis or splitboards can be carried diagonally across the back or A-framed on the sides, snowboards ride vertically. The lash straps are designed to easily pull the skis exceptionally tight to the pack for a secure carry and balance while climbing. The large main compartment is easily accessed with gloves on, and has a full length side zip for quick entry while in transit. The suspension and construction carry and ski comfortably. The lean contoured back panel keeps the load close to the body for a more stable ride, a polyethylene framesheet provides support with flexibility, and dual aluminum M-bar stays help direct and distribute the load for extended comfort and improved balance while minimally impacting freedom of movement. Shoulder straps and the lightly padded waistbelt mold to the body for a comfortable carry with minimal sway. Because a backcountry ski pack is used for extended tours and repeated use, and it needs materials that can be relied on to protect and endure. The Khamski employs two specific fabrics that are selected and placed to deliver specific performance in specific places. The focus goes on durability in high wear areas, and meeting the performance needs required in more exposed zones. The main pack body is constructed from a hardwearing N420p-HT nylon 6,6 plain weave. This high tenacity fabric has been proven on Arc'teryx packs to deliver exceptional strength and durability. Tough, urethane coated N400r-ACA^2 fabric is applied to the moisture prone areas to deliver water and snow proof protection with excellent cut and abrasion resistance. Arc'teryx refined the Khamski design through a hands-on approach, spending time in the field and listening to feedback from mountain professionals. The result is the most effective combination of materials and an intuitive approach to locating tools and gear. In the front pocket are slots for a shovel handle, probe and dedicated space for shovel blade and skins. The partial diagonal opening prevents contents from spilling out and falling into the snow. A drain hole to help accumulated moisture from shovels and wet skins escape, and padding on the outside protects gear from impact and ski edges. The Khamski also features an internal snow science pocket, it carries two ice tools, and has dual haul loops that serve as a snow anchor clip off point. The removable lid stores goggles, keys, spare hat, food or a light warming layer. Technical Features Weather resistant Durable Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness Rigid, formed backpanel provides support and structure while remaining comfortable against the back. Kangaroo pocket Main compartment pocket Internal security pocket with key clip Front pocket organizes shovel, probe, tools and skins for quick access, keeps wet items separate from main compartment Dedicated internal snow science pocket Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at a snow anchor Adjustable sternum strap Padded, contoured shoulder straps Arc'teryx CA^2 (Composite Construction) suspension system Removable aluminum stays Lightly padded winged waistbelt Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity Large, webbing pull-tabs for quick and easy, glove-friendly access Side access to main compartment during transit Corded zipper pulls Full length side zipper Top loading lid closure with two buckles to secure pack contents Removable/ extendable top lid with zippered compartment Key clip in lid pocket Four compression straps - two on each side Dual P'ax one-hand axe attachment system-allows for one-handed access to tools A-Frame or diagonal ski/split snowboard carry options MATERIALS Spacermesh(TM) N400r-ACA^2 nylon 6 ripstop is durable and lightweight 6005-T6 aluminum M-bar stays N420p-HT nylon 6,6 plain weave HyPUR-celA(R) foam Polyethylene frame sheet Extruded aluminum M-bar stays are rigid and lightweight
The new Arc'teryx Khamski 38 Backpack is a backcountry ski and splitboard specific backpack which effortlessly transitions from day tour mode to lightweight overnight hut pack. Removable aluminum M-bars stays distribute the weight of added overnight gear while a floating top lid and extendable collar offer an addition 9 liters capacity.-- C^2 (Composite Construction) system-- Body features 420D ACT Fabric(TM) which is coated with urethane on both sies for an air-impermeable textile that is durable and 100% waterproof-- Removable 6005-T6 extruded aluminium M-bar stays transfer weight-- Removable top lid with zippered compartment and key clip-- Extendable collar and floating top lid add additional capacity-- Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at an anchor-- Hypercell foam anatomically shaped shoulder straps mold to your body and feature Spacermesh(TM) for moisture management (6 mm thick)-- Laminated 50 mm webbing hipbelt-- Adjustable position sternum strap-- Four compression straps-- Dual P'ax ice tool carry system-- Front kangaroo pocket fits shovel and handle, prove and snow saw-- Small organizing pocket fits additional snow science tools inside the side zip-- Full length side zipper-- Hidden pocket inside the bottom of the pack-- Laminated hipbelt with 50 mm webbing-- A-frame or diagonal ski/split snowboard carry options-- Reinforced front panel protects pack from ski edges or abrasion
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