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bhr3392173wrote a review of on May 16, 2015

excellent pack for alpine climbing
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i've used this pack (last year's version-exact same pack, different color) on multi-day ski mountaineering trips, overnight alpine climbing missions, ski touring, ice cragging, and more. all i can say, is that i love this pack. while it has many uses, i think it works best as a 2-4 day alpine climbing pack. plus i love how you can convert it into a light weight summit pack by removing the lid, waist padding, and internal frame. the ice tool attachment system works great with my petzl quarks as well as my raven pro ax. i personally like the crampon straps since they are so minimalistic. i tend to remove the internal frame and replace it with a foam pad that can be used as a bivy pad, or seat. i haven't had any issues with the swingArm straps. if you bend far over to the side, the pack will shift a little but it hasn't been a problem. the shifting straps allow you to reach high up while climbing with the straps limiting your movement. i've carried loads up to 45+ lbs no problems. the material is very lightweight and the reinforced in high-wear areas. that said, i put a small hole in the fabric while scrambling up some crags in Joshua Tree (lesson: don't wear while chimneying on the quartz monzonite rock of Jtree). overall, this is a very specialized, well-designed pack for alpine climbing. it's light and for the price you can't beat it!

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