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Double rack? Dawn-to-dusk day? Don't sweat it.

The Arc'teryx Miura 50 Backpack carries all you need for a day of sending and features internal racking loops to help you keep your kit organized. The entire front side of the Miura 50 Backpack zips open to provide quick-and-easy access to your draws, edging shoes, or that big #5 Camalot. Multiple access points and internal gear loops keep your climbing gear organized so you can rack up quickly and get on your route.
  • Two aluminum stays and an HDPE framesheet combine with the padded waist-belt to transfer load to your hips
  • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps, waist-belt, and back panel utilize breathable materials for carrying comfort in hot weather
  • RollTop closure and full-length side zips provide access points for getting to gear
  • Fifty-liter-capacity pack designed to hold your full kit and then some for an ambitious day at the crag or a weekend trip in the backcountry
  • Fully separable front panel further improves accessibility
  • A blend of high-denier body fabrics, sturdy reinforcements, and breathable contact points make the pack supremely comfortable, durable, and versatile
  • Internal and external pockets help you keep smaller gear organized
  • HydroPort tech makes the pack hydration-bladder-compatible so you can easily keep your body's reserves topped off during your approach (bladder not included)
  • Bright interior fabric makes it easier to find stuff as dusk approaches
  • Two internal gear racking loops let you harness the power of organization
  • Designers configured the bottom of the pack to stow the Arc'teryx Pali rope bag perfectly for seamless integration of your kit (rope bag sold separately)
  • Removable compression straps let you choose between extra weight savings and greater load stabilization capabilities

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4 5

Functional bag!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've taken my pack out a few times, most recently to Indian Creek. For those of you like me who like to pack everything - first aid kit, food, camera and of course climbing gear, this pack gives a lot of space.

I especially appreciated the roll-top which allowed me to put more and more in as needed. Easily had my 60m rope, double rack and excessive luxury items stuffed in there. Was very very comfortable to walk around in and to pack & unpack.

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What are the measurements? I would like...

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What are the measurements? I would like to use it as a carry on which mean it must be below 45"

5 5

A big pack that carries light.

I love this pack. I'm 6' 1" and weigh 170 lbs and went with the tall. Fits perfect with a few inches left to tighten down in the future if I drop some weight.

Without being overloaded it has carried: 70m 10mm rope, a full double rack with all the fixins', a harness, two pairs of shoes, chalkbag, helmet, 4 liters of water, a days worth of food, extra clothes, extra doodads like knife, headlamp, bug spray, sunscreen, point and shoot camera in case. Note: this all fit inside the pack.

I have not used the removable straps, but have taken them off. Maybe in the winter, if I'm loaded up with above I'll put them back on for a down jacket.

Some reviewers have had trouble loading a water bladder in the compartment due to its tightness. This is NOT a problem. I've easily loaded a 3 liter bladder in mind. All you do is put some weight in the bottom (I use my rope), and then slide the bladder in the sleeve a bit and lift and drop the pack repeatedly so that the bladder slides in with the force of the fall. Basic backpacker's trick people! Easy as pie.

Ok. That's it, other than to say that this pack is half Cadillac / half Ferarri. It is very big but carries small because the fit is unbelievable. Your partners and people at the crags will be envious. Get one!

5 5

Lots of Storage!!!

This is an amazing pack. Just to give you an idea of the interior size of this pack... I can pack up to a 400 foot 11mm static rope inside with all my biners and harness for a fun day of rappelling. My only gripe is the hydration pocket inside is useless. I can't even fit my hand inside and there are no side pockets for water bottles. The pack rides very well on my back and the waist straps contour to my waist very nicely. I think you could easily fit a 70 meter dynamic rope and a few days rations inside for a few nights on the crags.

5 5

perfect cragging pack

this pack is fantastic. some people have complained about the way this racks your gear but i love the feature. it racks sideways so that you can then basically flip everything outwards and select what you need. the ability to turn this into a chair is also awesome. i can fit my 60 m rope, all my gear, food, and water for a day with absolutely no problems.

i'm about 6'2" and 170 lbs. with a 20-21" torso. the tall size fits me perfectly.

5 5

Sport/Trad Pack

This pack has enough room for everything you bring to the crag:Rope, shoes, harness, gear, ect plus water, snacks, and extra clothes. I'm a small person and the short fits perfectly! Its so comfy, I can't tell I'm carrying 20-30 pounds. Super durable. The double zipper and gear loops are really convient and nice to keep everything organized. The only downfall: during a tricky 3/4th class approach, my head ROM was restricted trying to look up. That was kind of annoying but otherwise love this bag.

5 5

long-term relationship pack

I waited for months and months before I bought this pack. I looked at just about every other crag pack on the market. I even sell other packs at the retail store I work at. I thought nothing would compare to this pack, and after using it, I was right. I'm 5'2" and maaaaybe 115lbs, and with this pack (in the short size) fully crammed full of stuff, it's totally manageable. I'm getting ready to guide 2 other climbers on a trip through 5+ Southeastern US climbing areas, and I can fit all of our gear in here with room left for food and water. There isn't a single element on this pack that isn't well made. If you're hesitating because of the price, consider it a good investment. This pack is going to last me a decade.

I'm 5'9", 145 lbs, 30" waist. Don't have...

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I'm 5'9", 145 lbs, 30" waist. Don't have the ability to measure my spine. Should I order the Short or Regular Miura 50?

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At 5'9", you're really in that range where torso length makes all the difference. A tape measure from the hardware store will do in a pinch. Even a length of string and a yard stick. You really need to measure your torso length. Anyone here making an online guess is not doing you a favor.

Or, you could just order both and send back the one that doesn't fit...

5 5

Arcteryx jumps the shark

Have loved Arcteryx gear for a long time. And I bought this bag in no small part because, as the description notes, "Arcteryx designed this pack to fit precisely with the pali rope bag." As usual, Backcountry did a stellar job and delivered it right away.

Imagine my surprise when I can't find a pali bag online anywhere. So I called Arcteryx and was told (without a hint of irony) that yes, they aren't producing it any more. Or they might sometime in the future. But they might not. Hard to say, really, according to the rep. But they're planning to continue advertising this feature of the Miura. And keep the Pali in the catalog. Despite the fact that you can't buy one. And hey - no promises on whether they will ever choose to produce them again.


Thought Arxteryx was a cut above. Guess not.

(Note: the bag itself gets 5 stars. The customer service? Big fat zero.)

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I ran into the same problem, but Arcteryx worked with me and gave me a list of every dealer they had sent their last shipments of the Pali to. Out of the 7 or so, 2 of them still had one bag in stock. I bought one, the other may still be there. Check it out and see.
River Sports Outfitters
865-525-0168 (work)
865-525-6921 (fax)

5 5

best cragging pack out there

Awesome ability to zip down the sides and have your gear spread out - I shockingly use the gear loops and love them. camel back is way too tight, hard to fit more than 2 liters. very good suspension and fit - and adjustable. the rope can go on top or on the back because those loops move back and forth

love the large brain and front pocket. has to be the best cragging pack on the market - i've searched like crazy before buying this one.

holds a triple crag rack + lunch + 2L water + rope + jacket and doesn't hurt to carry. also works fine for sport climbing

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Is the pack made in Canada or over seas

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Is the pack made in Canada or over seas

5 5


I tramped around and beat this bag up pretty bad. It is still holding strong, and i surmise it will for quite some time.

hey, anybody, I do a moderate amount of...

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hey, anybody, I do a moderate amount of mountain hikes with my wife, 5-12 miles avg. I am looking at packs that I can train with for more equipment to work up to longer hikes, for 2-3 day hikes. I back sweat a lot when hiking spring climates. I was considering the Mammut or Osprey for their claims of ventilation, but I really like the features and style of the Arc'teryx Miura 50. Will this be OK for adequate ventilation and comfort for trail type hiking. Any advice would be appreciated.

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3000-3200cu in is the perfect size for a lightweight 2-3 day summer backpacking trip. Check out the Arc'teryx Axios 50 backpack as well. It is more geared for trekking, while the Miura is geared more for rock climbing. Both are excellent packs, but I believe what you are looking for is the Axios. It is highly breathable and over a pound lighter than the Miura.

5 5

Great pack!

This is easily the most comfortable pack I've ever had - but then everyone agrees on this about Arc'teryx packs (okay maybe not everyone but I'd say most who've tried them). I carry more than 40 pounds regulars for 5-9 hours and can hardly feel it - certainly no back aches or should pain.

This is my first Arc'teryx pack after Deuter Futura and some other packs - thanks to Backcountry gear expert.

The roll top allows you to pile your gears in and if you want to take just your camera or water bottle out in the middle of a hike, you can simply use the full sized side zip - I couldn't believe how much easier it was in the freezing rain yesterday. :) I would venture to say that I'd stay with Arc'teryx although it's more expensive: worth the price.

The of course the pack is made of really tough material and the zippers look sturdy.

Miura is not supposed to be a winter pack (they've got Silo for that - which I'm still consider buying for next winter) but I was able to use the front straps for my snowshoes and I clipped a couple of small 'biners to the gear loops and put my crampons there. I'm pretty sure you can carry your skis and snow board too with a bit imagination. But of course Arc'teryx has the silo line for winter but I want the "big" load size as I've got tons of stuff for me and the dogs including ropes (one of my Dobe got herself into a tree hole of 8-feet plus deep and required rope and pulley) so I got Miura first.

If you want a solid, comfortable pack and one that is easily accessible without having to take all your stuff out to get to that water bottle, get this! :)

5 5


I was looking for a bag to haul all my climbing gear to the wall, and this is the one for me! Haven't had it for very long but it seems very bombproof! The 50 is a great size for rope, rack, shoes, and anything else you wanna throw in! Worth every penny! If you are debating on buying this or another similar bag don't bother with others. This one is the one for you..

5 5

Excellent Pack

This is a great pack! It is comfortable, and the zip down sides and the dry bag opening make getting at your gear easy. The two inside gear loops are great for making your Belay Device a quick find in a full pack. I'm the kind of person that packs a lot when I climb and was concerned after reading some reviews that the pack would be too small. However, it fits my standard rack, harness, shoes and chalk bag, helmet, half gallon of water, and the (just in case)rain gear and extra jacket just fine. The top pocket is perfect for a days worth of snacks and goodies, and the front pocket hosts the first-aid kit, head lamp and some flip-flops with room to spare. This pack looks great and when you unzip both zippers and pull out your rack the pack makes a nice "crazy creek" chair that will make all your friends jealous.

3 5

Just would not grow on me

So everything about this bag seems to diverse a five star rating except...

i couldn't figure out why i didn't like it, i just didn't!

I can say that the "Hydration Pouch" is a joke. You cant get a piece of paper in there let alone a camel back.

My recommendation is go for it, buy it and see if you like it! If not feel free to return it.

I am looking at the Miura 50 but wondering...

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I am looking at the Miura 50 but wondering if it is worth getting the 55 litler (tall) for the extra room. I am 5'10 and i am between a 34-36 waist. I will be using it for trad climbing and winter hiking. I am worried that the tall might be too big.

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It is strongly suggested to get the correct size, which is most likely the regular torso size for you. If you have a long torso, you may be able to fit into the tall, but don't get it if will be too big for you.

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I think you'll be really happy with the 50 to fit your trad gear anyway, as long as you don't have an abnormally large rack. I'm able to fit my 10.2x60m, my rack, shoes, guidebook, helmet, harness, chalkbag and anchor stuff into my 42 - although just barely. A 50 would give you room for some food/water and a little more gear.

Trying to verify that this pack is sized...

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Trying to verify that this pack is sized for men. Can anyone verify?

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The Miura 50 is classified as unisex, but designed to fit men's proportions (as most unisex are). Check the size chart next to the options box to find the correct torso length; if the size is on the cusp, go bigger.

Is it just me or is it really difficult...

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Is it just me or is it really difficult to fit a full hydration pack in the back zipper compartment. Any tricks to this?

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howdy! so for me it's tricky as well, here's what i do to make it a quick and easy process. please see picture.

howdy! so for me it's tricky as well, here's what i do to make it a quick and easy process. please see picture.
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hope the picture helps! lol! also, to prevent leakage... i use a thread seal tape on the threads of the cap (just regular ole plumbers tape) and it keeps the bladder full and the backpack dry.

the EASIEST solution would be to remove the frame sheet, but then the bag would be pretty cruddy on support;) but because it is so tight, you probably couldn't fit more than a 64oz bladder. imo.

hope this helps

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This is a lot harder than it needs to be.

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Hey, Nathan Ivy - correct me if I'm missing something, but if you put your hydration bladder into the pack upside down like that, you won't be able to drink out of it - which after all, is kinda the point.

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