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Treat your back to a lightweight, well-ventilated weekend pack.

Add The North Face Alteo 35 Backpack to your collection and always have a lightweight pack for an overnight trip or an extended day hike that requires additional gear. Smartly executed and designed to nail the balance between weight and comfort, this pack utilizes a supportive aluminum frame attached to a tramponline-style back panel. This combination keeps the structure of the pack lightweight while allowing air to flow between your back and the pack so hot days won't slow you down. Stash a compact sleeping bag, a small tent, and a couple days worth of food inside the moderate, 35-liter main compartment, strap your sleeping pad to the outside, and hit the trail.

  • Trampoline back panel creates a channel of air between your back and the pack so excess heat can move away from your back
  • Aluminum frame feels lightweight and offers plenty of support for carrying a heavy load
  • Top pocket is removable to save weight or use the top as a storage solution inside your tent
  • An array of interior and exterior pockets give you quick access to small essentials like nutrition, a headlamp, ID, and more
  • Integrated rain cover allows you to quickly cover your pack in the even of wet weather

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City of Rocks, ID

City of Rocks, ID

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This is a picture of me wearing a backpack. There is a mountain in the distance.

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Love the City!
Hope you had a good trip!

4 5

I'm happy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just got the pack a couple days ago, as always, backcountry had great shipping and packaging.

The bag is light for it's size, the material seems really sturdy and the fit and finish is excellent. I wish there was a way to raise the shoulder attachment point, but it's fixed to the frame, eventually I was able to get it seated well. I have a 20" torso and I got the medium. The waist pouches are roomy and I fit a nalgene (just barely) in the water pouches when the pack was stuffed. a 750mL bottle fits better though. There are the right number of clips and mounting points on the bag to be really versetile, I especially like the design of the little stretch tabs you can tighten on the outside for trekking poles or whatnot.

My biggest complaint has to do with the S curve for the "air flow" system. I think it's a bit overdone. It feels like I can stick my whole arm through the gap between the pack and my back. While I'm sure this generates good ventilation, it's makes loading the pack awkward. The hydration sleeve lies right on top of the curved plastic. With a 2L bladder in the hydration sleeve, the bag becomes very narrow in the center. That being said, the bag is fairly spacious, it's just not cavernous. there are two interior mesh pockets that would be completely inaccesible if the bag were full. As my test, I managed to fit the following inside the main compartment pack: (this doesnt count the extra space on the outside, hip pockets, top case, etc.) Climbing shoes, rack of draws, rain coat, 60m rope, 2L hydration bladder.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it.

The description says it is not hydration...

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The description says it is not hydration compatible. But in looking at pictures of this bag on other sites it certainly appears that it is. I'm assuming that's just a typo?

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Hey Ethan,
Thanks for pointing that out, yes it is a typo. This pack is hydration compatible.

5 5

Great Pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had originally purchased this pack for some overnight trips but I now use it to haul my climbing gear when heading up to a wall. I love the ventilated back! Has just enough room for all of my gear including rope. Overall, a great purchase!

Is this a Woman's pack? Trying to determine...

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Is this a Woman's pack? Trying to determine what size to order.

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It is categorized as a men's pack. Check the size chart for sizing assistance.