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A bomber day-touring pack that moves with you while you shred.

Designed for those who need to qualm their powder fix, the Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack offers easy access to your gear and provides a solid, stable pack that doesn't throw you off-balance while you ski, bootpack, or sail through the air.
  • 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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5 5

Beautifully designed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just got back from a weeklong trip in Jackson Hole, where this pack was a mainstay for me. The durability is second to none- the zippers, seams and materials are all bomber. The design of this pack is probably my favorite part. There are a number of smaller pockets which is super helpful for organizing gear (water, energy bars, go pro, trail map, etc). The fact that the main part of the pack can be opened up on the side, while having the pack still on one shoulder, swung around, is huge. I actually was able to carry my DSLR and a larger lens in there (with some fleece for padding), and could just easily swing the pack around to snap a shot.

I also loved this pack while traveling. I could keep a TON of gear in here and even was able to fit my macbook pro 15" inside easily (although keep in mind it would be good to have some padding around it).

An expensive pack, but for me, really is worth the price when you're on the trail or slopes and know exactly where every piece of gear is and have super easy access to it.

Beautifully designed
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so i bought the quintic 38 the other day,...

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so i bought the quintic 38 the other day, and im wondering if it was the right purchase. i was looking for a pack that i could serve multiple purposes ie. commute/day pack/day hike/travel/carry on/climb (just the approach) etc. but it just seems a little bit of a pain to pack the thing. i love the shape the look and everything about the pack. was wondering what your thoughts are on the size, if i should maybe reduce to the 28L or consider another pack from arcteryx to fit my needs. any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated. thanks

5 5

Great pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this one as a replacement for a Silo 30 that I had a lot of ski days on and had for a few years. Loved that pack but the coating inside peeled and arcteryx replaced free of charge. Just got back from ten days using it for resort skiing and travel. It can take a lot more in that you'd think and carries the weight and bulk well. Pockets are great for organizing when traveling, silo was always a little too uncomfortably minimalistic for that. Hardly felt it when skiing, no bouncing around/fatigue/etc. Side pocket you can open without taking the pack off is great for a thermos. It's a ridiculous and nice comfort to have some hot tea on the lift :-). Avi gear fits in nicely if a bit tight for my shovel. It's not as uncompromisingly minimal as the silos were and the materials feel more conventional and not as 'industrial' somehow but it's a better overall pack.

5 5

Perfect

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

This pack is perfect for day hike. I have used it two day hikes. I used it skiing in Steamboat. It was perfect to hold my water bottle and extra layer, go pole or poles. munchies for the lift.Feels very comfy on back. The weight is perfectly balanced.

5 5

Great Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this pack. I use it for downhill skiing but I'm sure it would be great for any snow sport. Excellent design and lots of pockets.

5 5

Pockets GALORE!

  • 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.

Pockets GALORE!
5 5

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...

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Why is this priced $25 above MSRP? Its listed at $199 everywhere else, is it a mistake?

Best Answer Responded on

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.

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Price dropped to $199, thanks Backcountry I just ordered mine!

Is there any way that backpack hip belt...

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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

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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.

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Agree with you Pat.

I wonder how comfortable is pack when wearing ski or snowboard and using non padded waist belt.

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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.

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I have no problems with the hip belt on this pack and I regularly use to carry my skis. The support is fine, I have not experienced any soreness (I normally ski with just a base layer and a shell) and there are no signs of wear on my shell after 2 years of use.
To temper this, I would say that I generally think that most hip belts are overly padded so if you are of a sensitive nature then perhaps disregard my opinion.

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Depends on what kind of shell you're wearing! Arc'teryx Gore-Tex hard shells use extremely abrasion resistant face fabrics. You will not wear a hole through them with this hip belt.

Regarding comfort, there are essentially two bolsters created with the design of this pack. Allowing the pack to wrap around your lower back, giving it a very comfortable and stable fit.

Arc'teryx Quintic 28

Arc'teryx Quintic 28

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fitting like a (Vertical SV) glove at Park City Powder Cats