Gear Review

4 5

Almost perfect...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am 6'3" and own the tall size. fits very well! The pack works great for a lightweight overnight trip, but I have not been able to use it for anything longer than 2 days/1 night. The pack is very thin and tall for 2250cu inches, but when packed solid (which doesnt take a lot of gear,) it is very sturdy. Works great as a daypack too, and I use it to hold my rope/tarp/ gear every time i go out bouldering or sport climbing. The kangaroo pouch on the outside is great for stuffing my goretex jacket, but I would prefer daisy chains/ some sore of gear loops on the outside of the pack. Also, the back ventilation works pretty well, though I have had a few soaked backs in moderate weather. All in all, it is a great valued pack from Arcteryx that I would buy again and recommend to anyone looking for a solid daypack, medium sized pack.