Fast and light.
Life isn't a competition, but it seems you didn't get the memo, and you're not packing your seven ounce puffy and your five ounce helmet into a four pound backpack. Weighing in at just over a pound, the Blue Ice Dragonfly 25L Backpack is lightweight and minimalist, giving you the edge you crave to conquer quick alpine expeditions or efficiently haul your gear up an ice wall. The AeroLight mesh on the back panel and shoulder straps is highly breathable and dries quick, so there's nothing to slow you down, and if you're really shaving off ounces you can remove the waist belt and sternum strap.
A plethora of simple features make this pack efficient and easy to use while you're roughing it in the mountains. A handy toggle system allows you to open the top of the pack with a single pull, giving you quick access to your down jacket, helmet, and lunch, all of which can easily fit into the wide design, and the closure webbing makes it easy to attach your rope when it's not in use. For the snacks and tools you need quick access to, there are daisy chain loops running down the back, a handy back zippered pocket, and two mesh side pockets.
- Lightweight pack for quick ascents while climbing or mountaineering
- Minimalist design holds the essentials, with room for your helmet
- AeroLight 3D back panel wicks away moisture for comfortable trips
- Closure webbing loop can be used as an efficient rope carry
- Two daisy chains can carry clipped on rain cover or carabiners
- Attach ice axes or trekking poles onto the back carrying system
- Durable fabric withstands wear and tear from rocks and ice
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- Q & A
A Lightweight Versatile Climbing Pack
I recently took this pack on a day climb on Mount Borah. The Dragonfly fit comfortably on my back and had plenty of space for all my equipment. The tool loops are amazing and held my axe really well. The drawstring type closure is easy to use and works with mittens. I wouldâve rated this bag 5 stars, but I may have received a defective bag because it came without the string for the closure. After a few feet of paracord, some sewing, and a lot of effort, I corrected the problem.
Minimalist and Durable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've taken this pack on multiple multi-pitch routes around the Wasatch and have absolutely loved it. It carries a single-rack of cams (.3-3 with a set of nuts and a few smaller tcus), 10 alpine draws, shoes, harness, helmet, snacks/water, light-weight layer and first aid kit no problem, and the rope carry system works just as it should. It's also one of the few packs i'll wear while lead climbing due to the low weight and mobility it offers while climbing. The opening system does warrant concern for keeping water out, but I've yet to have an issue with it so long as I put my helmet at the very top and cinch it tight. I'm looking forward to see how it handles the ice season. Will definitely purchase another one