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Arc'teryx Alpha FL 30L Backpack


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Alpha FL 30L Backpack

Minimal is what you need when facing vertical ascents, and the Arc'teryx Alpha FL 30 Backpack embraces a minimalist design for the dedicated, year-round climber. With plenty of gear to haul even when going minimal, space utilization is key, so the front bungee system, lash points, and ice axe loops are more of a necessity than a luxury. The RollTop closure's drawcord opens to expand to 37 liters for a little extra room to pack layers or food. But if you're wanting to pack light, the top rope strap doubles as a compression cinch to keep those smaller loads from slopping around and pulling you off balance. Arc'teryx uses an AC2 system in the Alpha FL 30 for that is primarily the result of harnessing a full ecosystem in backpack form and function, comprised of thermoformed shaping, suspension, and waterproof lamination and zippers. The body of the pack is composed of lightweight ripstop fabrics that can squeeze up chimneys and drag against ice without shredding, and the webbing waist belt and removable sternum strap increase carrying comfort, without adding bulk. All the external WaterTight zippers keep rain and snow out of your gear, and the seam-sealed construction ensures that prolonged exposure to wet weather won't leave your sleeping bag soggy and your packed layers soaked.
  • Lightweight climbing pack with extendable volume to 37 liters
  • Durable ripstop nylon resists tears in tight slots
  • Designed to carry climbing essentials for any season
  • Highly weather resistant and taped seams for a dry-bag experience
  • Compression system holds tight to outer gear like crampons, ice tools, and parkas
  • Item #ARCZ98K

100% nylon ripstop
1831cu in
shoulder straps, chest strap
Shoulder Straps
Waist Belt
[top] pull open and close, RollTop
1 internal security
Gear Loops
[from] six integrated lash points
Ice Axe Carry
compression system
Trekking Pole Carry
compression system
22.8 x 11 x 7in
Claimed Weight
1lb 6.4oz
Recommended Use
ice climbing, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 4

Good bag

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
5` 10"
158 lbs

Good bag overall and extremely light! As with any frameless bag and something geared towards light and fast, if you're carrying a heavier load (+35lbs) this pack is uncomfortable with the lack of support. That said, if you're only going a short distance (~8 mi) it's no problem.