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The Mountain Hardwear Bliss Women's Backpack uses Exodus Cruiser suspension to provide excellent support and comfort when you're carrying massive loads on week-long hiking trips. This Mountain Hardwear-exclusive suspension system has Fit-Lock shoulder straps and hip belts that mold to your body without heat shaping. Lightweight Scandium tubing connects the suspension to the pack, creating flow-through ventilation matched only by external-frame packs. Convert the top pocket to a shoulder bag when you're on a short hike away from camp. The Bliss Women's Backpack uses a three-dimensional compression system to hold your load in place while a front pocket and sleeping-bag compartment keep a week's worth of gear organized and easily accessible.
- Backcountry Outlet
Our largest Exodus pack for women, Bliss uses the Cruiser frame and is designed to accommodate the needs of serious, multi-day backpackers. Patent-pending Fit-Lock harness and waist belt conform to the body shape of the user and lock into place, distributing load evenly over the entire frame and eliminating painful pressure points. Result? Less fatigue and a more comfortable carry.
- Altrec Outdoors
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Bliss Backpack (Fall 2007) Capacity (Small): 4000 cu. in.; 66 litersWeight (Small): 5 lbs. 5 oz.; 2.41 kg. Fabric: Body: 420D/96T Cordura Accent: 420D/96T Cordura Bottom: 630D/109T Ballistics Cordura Features: Exodus Cruiser suspension frame with on-the-fly torso length adjustment Women s Fit-Lock shapable shoulder yoke and hip-belt Partial pivot hip-belt with 7075 alloy stay Proprietary U-Bar upper load stabilizer Removable Kit Backpack top pocket converts to shoulder Backpack Fold top designed for use with pocket removed Large front pocket with water-resistant zippers Zip access lower sleeping Backpack compartment with removable internal divider Mesh side pockets plus lower wand pockets Hydration sleeve with right and left side hose ports Dual Axe-S quick-release ice axe toggles Three dimensional compression system tunes vertical and horizontal load
Introducing a women's backpack with on-the-fly torso adjustment for traditional backpacking and on-the-trail use. Women's Fit-Lock™ shapeable shoulder yoke and hipbelt accommodate a wide range of body sizes. The yoke wraps around the front of the torso, instead of underneath the arms, giving you more freedom of movement when bending or reaching. Structurally rigid, the Fit-Lock Harness conforms, then locks, to the user's unique body contours for a customized fit and even load distribution. Special U-Bar™ upper load stabilizer connects the yoke to the frame, maintaining the load-bearing shape of the shoulder harness. U-Bar also has a fine-tuning torso length adjustment that can be done while carrying the pack. Exodus™ suspension's on-the-fly torso-length adjustment distributes the load over a large area to carry weight easily and comfortably. Cruiser™ frame is built for traditional backpacking and trail oriented use, providing excellent back support for heavy loads. Partial pivoting waistbelt with rear tilt tensioner maintains load support while easing bending, leaning and stepping upward. Advanced Scandium™ alloy tubes attach to the frame, transferring load to the waistbelt. Top-loading main compartment features a folding collar that rolls down dry-bag style to seal contents from the elements. Removable Kit Bag™ becomes a single-strap shoulder bag with 2 pockets: a great option for short explorations from base camp. Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir pocket and twin drink-tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately). Dual Axe-S™ toggles hold ice axes securely, yet release quickly on demand. Large front pocket with water-resistant zippers can hold a jacket and other often-used essentials. Bottom sleeping bag compartment has a removable divider between it and main pack, allowing you to keep gear separate or create one large storage area. Stretch mesh side pockets plus lower wand pockets offer storage for water bottles, tent pole and trekking poles.
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