From backcountry ski tours to remote multi-pitch rock routes, the Kea is built to handle it all.
Stripped of unnecessary features and built from bombproof fabrics, the Arc'teryx Kea 37 Backpack is your go-to multi-sport pack for every season of the year. The HDFB suspension and ergonomic thermoformed hip belt allow you to shoulder heavy loads with comfort while the extentable top lid provides enough capacity for weekend backpacking excursions. Side compression straps securely carry skis in an A-frame configuration, and the nifty P'ax attachments stow ice tools when you make your descent.
- HDFB (high-density foam back) suspension ensures a precise fit and comfortable carry
- Twin aluminum M-bar stays provide support and structure with minimal weight penalty
- Ergonomic thermoformed hip belt and dual density shoulder straps ensure comfort over long distances
- Top-loading design with a grab handle allows for organized packing and easy unloading
- Extendable collar with a drawcord increases pack volume for big loads
- High-denier Cordura fabrics with a silicone coating provide exceptional durability and weather resistance
- Hydration compatible with a Hydroport and Hydro tube clip for convenient thirst quenching (reservoir sold separately)
- Dual zippered pockets in the top lid provide quick access to small essentials
- Front accessory pocket is ideal for rain jacket or puffy
- Dual mesh hip belt pockets keep trail essentials close at hand
- Side compression straps allow you to securely carry skis in an A-frame configuration
- Dual P'ax attachments secure ice tools when not in use
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I hiked 50 miles in 3 days on the AT it was very convenient and recommend very comfortable for the trek.
Arc'Teryx Kea/Kata 37 Review
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I am a petite 5'4 female and looking for a ski mountaineering pack, which is more difficult than expected at my size. Would the torso on this pack be small enough for a petite female? If not, any other suggestions?
Does anyone know if this pack is big enough to fit a double trad rack, shoes, harness, helmet, and water? Thanks!
It would depend on exactly what's in your trad rack, but I can pretty confidently say yes. I have a 42L pack and I can fit 18 draws, a 60m 9.8mm rope, anchor materials, cordelette, helmet, shoes, harness, lunch, and a small jacket in it.
This is a smaller pack, but you're describing less stuff, so unless your trad rack is all #4 Camalots you should do pretty well with this.