A bomber day-touring pack that moves with you while you shred.
- Sculpted lumbar support built into the body of the bag gives you a low center of gravity so you don't feel off-kilter while you ski
- Separate compartments for your safety gear, skins, and spare puffy keep things organized and well-balanced throughout your pack
- Durable materials, durable construction, and watertight zippers provide a reliable, steadfast partner for side or backcountry tours
- A side-load main compartment allows you to access items while in transit
- Top pocket stashes your skins and goggles, while a side pocket stores your H2O bottle
- External strap configuration system gives you two ways to carry your skis or your snowboard (A-frame, diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
- Individual attachments hold your full-face or half-shell helmet and poles
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Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack
multiple pockets-easy to access gear
zippered pocket inside main compartment
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I own the M20 and Silo 40 packs, The quintic 28 has single handedly replaced both packs. I found the lack of pockets always a pain when skiing or doing day trips. The main compartments can be acessed through a side pocket and is generous enough to store quite a bit of clothing or gear. There is another zippered inside pocket the main compartment to separate and store smaller items.
Overall there are 5 zippered pockets on the outside which allows for quick access to a multitude of items. Inside the pockets are deviders and other pockets to store specific items (kets, skins, shovels etc). Its about time arcteryx created a pack with a lot of pockets (that are well thought out!).
Overall fit is nearly as good as the silo (although I prefer its formed support) I also found the silo a lot more bulky. The quintic has just enough support to allow the body to move and stay comfortable with a pack loaded with gear.
the perfect daypack?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This pack feels like someone has thought through the sequence of things that you do with your pack when skinning up and skiing back down, and there are great touches that make it a touch slicker than your average pack with loads of pockets.
The compartment for the avy gear is generous and space can be traded between this and the main volume of the pack. A great side pocket for a water bottle allows you to drink on the move even if you don't like bladder systems and the side pockets are different colors so you know which side you put your bottle in. The ski carry is solid both in A frame and diagonal, with well reinforced loops that won't be cut by ski edges after a single use.It also has a good system for attaching a helmet. Access to the main compartment is through a side zip which at first I thought may be too small, but in practice seems fine. Two small quick access pockets on top for swaping out gloves / goggles / sunglasses work great.
Overall size in the medium is about right for a 'touring for turns' day trip - there is a bit of spare room on the essentials so that you could squeeze in some more technical gear such as a rope or ski crampons if needed.
There is nothing that I would change.
Why is this priced $25 above MSRP? Its...
Why is this priced $25 above MSRP? Its listed at $199 everywhere else, is it a mistake?
Possibly because Arc'teryx is going to raise the price. If you hop on live chat to place your order, they will generally price match most things.
Price dropped to $199, thanks Backcountry I just ordered mine!
Is there any way that backpack hip belt...
Is there any way that backpack hip belt damage jacket when wearing heavy stuff since it do not have traditional hip belt? How this pack carry ski or board since I do not see it as a good support pack to carry heavy stuff. Thx
I can see that unpadded waist belt wearing through shell over time. That surprises me, considering the premium you pay for Arc'teryx.
For high activity and heavy weight I'd stick with a proper padded waist belt.
Agree with you Pat.
I wonder how comfortable is pack when wearing ski or snowboard and using non padded waist belt.
This pack is not meant for that. It's a minimalist pack. I have an early version (the RT25) with an unpadded belt. I wouldn't worry about wearing a shell unless you are really overloading the pack.
Kootenay Mountain Culture review
Arc'teryx Quintic 28
fitting like a (Vertical SV) glove at Park City Powder Cats