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Arc'teryx Cierzo 18L Backpack

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    Anywhere in the vertical world.

    Make a superlight, super speedy alpine ascent, or spend a day at the crag; either way, the Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack is behind you. The Cierzo's top lid has an adjustable strap that stows climbing ropes outside the pack, leaving plenty of room for shoes, harness, draws, belay device, helmet, and a trad rack. The Cierzo also features a sleeve, hanging clip, and HydroPort for your own hydration reservoir. There are multiple stash pockets for keys, wallet, phone, headlamp, and snacks. The SwiftCord compression straps double as ice axes, ski poles, and other mountaineering tools.
    • 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

    Tech Specs

    Material
    N210p nylon, N100mr-HT nylon mini ripstop
    Volume
    18L (1098cu in)
    Shoulder Straps
    padded
    Waist Belt
    yes, webbing (20mm)
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, HydroPort
    Reservoir Included
    no
    Access
    top
    Pockets
    rope strap, 1 external stash, 1 internal stash
    Compression
    yes, SwiftCord
    Claimed Weight
    13.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, alpine
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Lightweight summit pack w/ some costs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a very lightweight pack with a particular size for very specific uses. I find this pack to be useful for a few situations: (1) a summit pack for big mountain objectives or for multi-pitch rock climbs, (2) a day hiking pack, (3) day-to-day pack carrying small things on maybe your commute to work.

    Here’s what’s good about this pack:
    (1) It is very lightweight. I find that it beats most of the competition.
    (2) It is the perfect size for it’s purpose—enough to carry an extra layer, your water, some food, extra gear (e.g., headlamp, map, keys, phone, etc.)
    (3) Durable and relatively waterproof

    Here’s what I don’t like:
    (1) I don’t like the compression “SwiftCord.” I don’t personally see much of a use for it, and I find it gets caught on things too easily (e.g., trees, rocks, doorknobs).
    (2) The lack of a frame makes things shift around and objects stick into your back if you do not pack it thoughtfully
    (3) I haven’t figured out how to use the key clip. The one of the Alpha FL is much more intuitive.
    (4) I personally find the divider in the external pocket more of a nuisance than benefit

    Great backpack w/ room for minor changes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love the size and adjustability of this pack- just with the top had some different form of closure, as the cinch can be a bit difficult to close sometimes. It also took a while to figure out how to tighten the cord on the outside of the pack. Overall, though, I'm happy with the size of the pack. Works great for a day at the crag and as a day/approach pack. Enough loops on the outside to hang yer gear.

    A little flimsy to carry much

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    The description for this pack indicates it may function as a Summit pack capable of carrying a rope and other gear for a day climb. I found the pack to be too flimsy for that. Climbing gear is heavy. For a pack suited to climbing I think there needs to be a bit more structure/support so that load carries reasonably well and doesn't move around on your back. This pack seemed more suited to carrying less than 10lbs which fits more in the day pack for hiking not climbing.

    Perfect summit pack

      This is all that's needed for ground to summit pushes. Perfect size for hauling your approach shoes, water, food and layers. My wife commented that she didn't ever feel like it was there once we started climbing. Great construction and lightweight 👍

      Great design that covers technical needs

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Bought this for my best friend for her birthday, and she loves it. She's used it on overnight backpacking trips with minimal gear (i.e. husbands hauls the tent and other larger items). She said it's super comfortable to hike in and is a perfect size for her needs. However, if you're looking for something for true backpacking, this pack would be a bit too small for that. It holds essentials, but fills quickly. Main uses are mostly day hiking, climbing, and even travel. Makes for a great go-to pack, and can't beat the quality of Arc'teryx.

      She's convinced me to even purchase my own!

      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.

      Unanswered Question

      I've noticed that this backpack is "HydroPort" compatible, but does it actually have a sleeve in the main compartment for a hydration bladder?