Anywhere in the vertical world.
- Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap
- Wide webbing waist belt
- Top loader with adjustable top strap
- HydroPort hydration compatible
- Small external and large internal stash pockets
- SwiftCord compression straps
- Item #ARC00HU
- Q & A
Arc'Teryx - Quality you can trust
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Cierzo 18 is no exception to Arc'Teryx quality. You simply get what you pay for. This is a minimalist, lightweight ascent pack. What you lack in brutal durability you gain in how light the pack is. his is intended to be used as a lightweight day pack, for climbing, etc. Do not expect much padding, that is not what it is intended for.
There is an internal pouch inside the main cavern, and one pocket on the outside, directly behind the logo. Inside you will find a cinch that tightens the net outside the pack. Pack is almost completely waterproof and very comfortable--as comfortable as an ascent pack can be. There is a smartfixed drawstring and an adjustable clip to tighten the opening to the main pouch. There is an adjustable waist strap and an adjustable sternum strap. The way the sternum strap is connected to the shoulder straps seems flimsy at first, but is in fact surprisingly resilient and strong. It shouldn't rip. Dark Basalt is a very low profile color--I would recommend it.
Bottom line: Get it--it is a great ascent pack or lightweight day pack.
I've noticed that this backpack is "HydroPort" compatible, but does it actually have a sleeve in the main compartment for a hydration bladder?