The Cerro Torre Delta 47 is a great pack. At 2868…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Ruck-typesack
Size: 47L (2868 cubes)
Number of Pockets: 7
Max. Load Carried: 25 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5' 11"
Price Paid: $99 U.S.

The Cerro Torre Delta 47 is a great pack. At 2868 cubes it fits my needs perfectly (an extended day pack and an occassional overnight). I got this pack about three weeks back and have done four hikes with it between 8 and 9 miles each over some rough terrain.

I had goten this pack in replacement of an REI Lookout that I had initially gotten. I returned the REI due to my concerns (see a previous review) of the durability of the fabric on the bottom of the pack in the terrain that I am trouncing around in (very sharp rocks and a lot of them along with close tree work as well). REI took the pack back without a problem and in searching the store came across the Cerro Torre.

Now folks may have a problem with the weight of this pack at 4 lbs. and 10 ozs. but for me it is not a problem. In fact it would be quite hippocritical of me to say that the Cerro Torre is too heavy compared to the 2 lb. 11 oz. REI when I an 50+ lbs overweight myself.

Okay, enough history.

The pack:
Made from 420 denier with 1000 kodura on the bottom and stress points has a main compartment that has a draw string tie at the bottom. Initially it made me say "Huh?" but I then determined that this was a very innovative design in that it separates the main compartment from the dedicated sleeping bag compartment but may also be fully opened to create a huge main compartment for when one is not packing a bag.

There is a secondary outer compartment that has a waterproof zipper and a full mesh inside pocket as well with a key ring clip. There is also a small outer pocket on top which drops into the main where I keep my cell and wallet. The two mesh side pockets can each hold a 32 oz. water bottle with ease and security. There a two side miscellaneous pockets for incidentals and a belt pocket perfect for a folded map for quick reference.

The suspension:
is really comfortable and well thought out. The "A-Slanted" belt is wide, and transfers as well as supports the weight very well. There were really times where I didnd feel the 25 lbs. that I was carrying. The back is well padded along with the lumbar area adding to the comfort level. The pack has a single aluminum bar/stay and has a tubular acetal support that is integrated around the perimiter of the pack offering good support. There is also a rigid sheet to prevent the back poke thing from happening. The shoulder straps are very well padded with a sternum strap for security.

Other features:
4 cinch straps (2 each side), 2 adjustable ice axe loops, a walking stick loop, a bungee system (on the model I have) located on the secondary outer compartment, adjustability is through-out the pack (shoulders, sternum, and all closures), hydration compatable, lifetime warranty.
Bottom line:

I don't know why Cerro Torre is not more well known. However from my use of this pack I can honestly say that this is a great pack for those who are not "weight weenies" and are looking for what folks say is "bomb proof".

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Cerro Torre Delta 47L


The Delta 47L has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$74.93 - $176.50

The Cerro Torre Delta 47L is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 17, 2006 at REI.

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