Mountain Hardwear Virtuosa

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Designed for backcountry and off-trail use, the Mountain Hardwear Virtuosa pack features the Motive frame for unrestricted mobility for medium loads and the Exodus system has torsional flexibility so when you twist your body the pack twists with you.

- Mountain Gear

On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Virtuosa Backpack (Fall 2008) Capacity (Small): 3600 cu. in.; 59 litersWeight (Small): 4 lbs. 12 oz.; 2.16 kg. Fabric: Body: 420D/96T Cordura Accent: 210D/116T Cordura Bottom: 630D/109T Ballistics Cordura Features: Exodus Motive suspension frame with on-the-fly torso length adjustment Women's Fit-Lock shapable shoulder yoke and hip-belt Free pivot hip-belt with rear tilt tensioner Proprietary U-Bar upper load stabilizer Removable Kit Backpack top pocket converts to shoulder Backpack Fold top designed for use with pocket removed Top pocket converts to shoulder Backpack Large front pocket with water-resistant zippers 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

- Moosejaw

Designed specifically for female athletes who partake in technical backcountry activities, the Mountain Hardwear Virtuosa Backpack for Women uses the Women's Motive frame and is a highly mobile ideal for ski touring and cross country navigation. 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. The result: Less fatigue and a more comfortable carry.

- Altrec Outdoors

Thanks to Mountain Hardwear's Exodus Motive suspension, the Virtuosa Women's Backpack provides excellent support and comfort for an extended weekend of hiking. This Mountain Hardwear-exclusive suspension system uses Fit-Lock shoulder straps and hip belts that mold to your body without heat shaping. Lightweight Scandium tubing connects the suspension to the pack and creates flow-through ventilation matched only by external-frame packs. The Virtuosa Women's Backpack is ideal for three or four days of hiking and camping, and it weighs only 5lb 4oz (size medium). Once you get to camp, convert the top pocket to a shoulder bag and take a short hike to explore your surroundings.


Exodus Motive suspension frame with on-the-fly torso length adjustment Women's Fit-Lok shapable shoulder yoke and hip-belt Fre...

- Ramsey Outdoor


Price Historic Range: $184.48-$379.00