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Pack up to pull down.
Climb time is precious, so don't waste it—with the Arc'teryx Mirua 35 Backpack, you'll be packed up and ready to head to the crag before your partner's got pants on and your cowboy coffee's done brewing. To save you the hassle of blindly trying to fish gear out of the gaping depths of a top-access pack, the Miura has a surround-zip system that opens the entire front panel, letting it lie flat so you can easily see, organize, and access your rack, snacks, and crack shoes.
There's an internal gear loop to help you stay organized, and an external daisy chain for extra carrying capacity. You can keep guidebooks and maps handy in the dual zippered pockets so you don't end up wasting hours searching for climbs, or just empty your gear out and use the Miura as a rope bucket if you'd rather not mess with a tarp. High-density back panel foam gives it the structure to haul heavy loads, breathable and comfortable shoulder straps distribute pressure evenly, and the whole package is wrapped in ultra-rugged nylon so you don't have to worry about tight squeezes, tree branches, and the wear inherent to general dirtbaggery.
- Surround-zip system
- Internal gear loop
- Daisy chains
- High-density back foam
- Top and side carry handles
- Bungee attachment system
Share your thoughts
From the crag to the alpine.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It seems like Arc'teryx designed the Miura to get your gear to and from sport crags, so I naturally felt inclined to take it up the Grand Teton and back in a day. In some ways, the Miura is a dream for alpinists. It's light, wears well, and leaves room for your harness.
I was surprised at how much gear this pack could actually fit. My short pack stored a twin rope, harness, shoes, helmet, cord, belay device, a puffy, three additional layers, and all the food and water I needed for a fourteen-mile, 6,000-foot, twenty-hour adventure.
Fit to the brim, the Miura can also store my 70M 9.8mm rope, a double rack, my helmet, shoes, harness, belay device, 10 alpine draws, anchors, and water. I'm sure I could still fit extra layers and water without too much hassle.
My only complaint on my alpine trip was that this pack lacks in padding. Granted, Arc'teryx didn't design this pack for long trips up to the alpine, so I shouldn't be upset at the stiff back panel and flimsy waistbelt webbing. I think I may sew a hipbelt on or something. But if you want to go light and fast while still storing a significant amount of gear, the Miura is totally the way to go.