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Approach in comfort and summit with speed.
The Gregory Alpinisto 50 Backpack was built for professional mountaineers and serious athletes that have tested and refined its design on the far reaches of the earth. Comfortable, durable, and versatile, this pack carries what you need for a two- or three-day expedition and can be stripped down for use on summit day.
- Fusion Flex suspension features a die-cut HDPE framesheet with an aluminum stay to offer support and load transfer; cross-stay ensures the pack will not barrel under heavy loads
- Thermoformed back panel fits snugly against your back and sheds snow
- Anti-slip lumbar pad transfers the load to your hips
- Shoulder straps feature tapered dual-density padding for comfort and are cut for maximum freedom of movement
- High dual-density waist-belt integrates with a climbing harness
- Main pack body closes with a single anodized hook for simplicity and durability; main body also accessible by side zipper
- Removable waist belt padding, foam bivy pad, and top pocket let you shave weight for lightweight pushes
- High-visibility alpine gold color makes you easy to pick out on a mountain face; bright interior color helps you locate your gear easily
- Hydration hose port features locking zipper to keep it from slipping (reservoir sold separately)
- Removable top pocket features a cutout so your helmet doesn't bang against the pack
- Stowable crampon pocket includes a TPU panel to protect the pack and its contents
- Dual ski slots hold your planks while the dual ice axe attachment system is compatible with all modern tool head designs
- Sled pull attachment points on waistband, rope strap, haul loops, and gear loops and an ice clipper slot on waistband give you the means to haul all your gear
- Bivy pad included; can be removed
- Comes in four sizes from 40L to 51L
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Steep snow and Alpinisto
South Ridge Superior, UT
Great pack for alpine climbing!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great pack that I purchased for a light and fast trip up California's Mt Whitney Mountaineering Route. I loved it for that trip and have used it for a few other trips since. Definitely has some great features without any extra bulk. Only downside I saw was that it was slightly floppy when only about 1/2 full and I couldn't minimize the excess space as much as I like. However the 35 is always an option over the 50 and I think it deserves the full 5 stars.
Besides its primary use, would this pack...
Besides its primary use, would this pack be adequate for a 2-3 day winter backpacking trip? Say, leaving the ice axe and crampons at home and swapping them for a 4-season tent, sleeping bag, and snowshoes?
If not, what would be a good pack to double duty between alpine use and 2-3 winter backpack use?
To best answer your question we'd need a little more information about your set up. As the best I'd be able to do is to say that for some this could work on a 2-3 day winter backpacking trip if you have a 1 or 2 person 4-season tent and a sleeping bag that is uber compressible.
If you have a 3 or 4 person 4-season tent then I'd rule this out for a 2-3 day adventure. But I'm keeping in mind that you're packing minimally for this trip and not bringing the kitchen sink with you.
For alternative pack suggestions, could you provide us some details about your winter backpacking style and equipment? Feel free to call in at 800.409.4502 and ask for me (Jared D. at extension 4055). I'd be more than happy to walk through the options that will fit your style best.
small side pocket
High-visibility alpine gold color
the Alpinisto top
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