Multi-sport solution for your gear-hauling needs.
- HDFB (high-density foam back) suspension ensures a precision 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 by nearly 200 cubic inches for big loads
- High denier Cordura fabrics with a silicone coating provide exceptional durability and weather resistance
- Padded bottom increases durability and maintains pack shape
- Hydration compatible with a Hydroport and Hydro tube clip for convenient thirst quenching (reservoir not included)
- Dual zippered pockets in the top lid provide quick access to small essentials
- Front kangaroo pocket with top compression strap includes internal stealth pocket to secure small, important items
- 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
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is a great pack to escape the hustle bustle of city dwelling and get out on the trail. Solid construction. I like that it will store ice tools in a dedicated sleeve that is reinforced with a tough material to prevent abrasion. The expandable lid is an added bonus for storing extra gear. Definitely looking forward to putting this pack through the ringer.
Kea 45 Is An Outstanding Pack!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Kea 45 (formerly Kata 45...or is it the other way around, can't remember, but they are supposedly the same pack)...is outstanding gear. I put this pack through the wringer. I just returned from hiking the pilgrimage of the 800 kilometers and more of the Camino de Santiago across the mountains and meseta of norther Spain. I trekked from April to June of 2013. Through, snow, sleat, hail, rain, wind, cold, heat, and throwdowns from frustration, this pack took it and is ready for India and China next. I love this pack. Yet, let me share this important piece of information. I am more of the type that likes all my gear inside the pack all out of the way in case a run, tussle, or a climb comes up. I don't like stuff in the way. I could hang my socks on the outside here or there to dry after washing and that was about it. If you like dangling, storing, carrying, and displaying all your household goods, souvenirs, and family trinkets on your pack, this might not be the one for you. This is a go-getter pack. The only better would be the Arrakis 40, and I intentionally did not buy that one because the first time I might have set that down it would be gone, or, travelling through some hovel it might even cost me my life for the worth it would bring in stealing. So, Kea 45 it was. Evenso, I am more than happy with this choice. True love