Description

A cross-discipline climbing pack that’s also ready for long ski tours.

Crossing half-mile slide paths goes by a little quicker now that you’ve packed up your alpine rig into and onto the Mountain Hardwear Via Rapida 35 Backpack. Some places you just don’t want to hang out, and with this compact top-loader you won’t have to thanks to its large, stowable front strap that condenses the main compartment into a tight and manageable load that’s easy to carry.
  • Two hollow stays add the structure you need to carry 45-pound loads and can be removed for lighter alpine quests
  • Removable HardWave framesheet keeps the pack flat on your back for a comfortable and predictable carry over goat paths and creek crossings
  • Low-bulk waist belt redistributes the majority of the load to your powerhouse legs and can be swapped out for an included web belt when putting on a climbing harness
  • The removable top lid features a rope strap for alpine climbing trips and utilizes glove-friendly compression straps to shrink the load on the go
  • FlapTop design means that the pack remains weather-resistant with or without the top lid attached
  • Pack extends to provide up to 250 cubic inches (4L) of extra space during expeditions
  • Ski straps and a shovel-friendly front pocket secure your gear for ambitious descents
  • A front daisy chain, ice axe straps, and multiple side compression straps provide a variety of external carry options

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4 5

Great for winter climbing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Durable, fits well, and is the perfect size for winter hiking and climbing. Front pocket for crampons and quick access, bladder storage and I'd feel comfortable strapping anything to it, snowshoes, skis, board. The only small issue I have is the top pocket seems to come loose if you have a lot of weight in it, solved this problem by tying the straps into a knot.

Great for winter climbing
4 5

This pack has your back

This is my daily backcountry touring pack and has been for the past 2 seasons. Good fit and pretty lightweight. All the right features for skiing and mountaineering. There are several inside pockets for bladders, snacks and the smaller items.

The shovel pocket is on the snug side for my shovel blade. I've been using the smaller BD Deploy 3. And the sternum strap has a tendency to work it's way off on one side, so keep an eye on that or sew it in place.

4 5

This pack has your back

This is my daily backcountry touring pack and has been for the past 2 seasons. Good fit and pretty lightweight. All the right features for skiing and mountaineering. There are several inside pockets for bladders, snacks and the smaller items.

The shovel pocket is on the snug side for my shovel blade. I've been using the smaller BD Deploy 3. And the sternum strap has a tendency to work it's way off on one side, so keep an eye on that or sew it in place.