Go superlight or supportive.
Gregory's Alpinisto 35 Backpack is a technical pack designed for climbers, alpinists, and ski mountaineers. Its Fusion Flex suspension system consists of a single aluminum frame stay, stable HDPE frame sheet, and dual-density padding along the shoulders and hips to keep the pack comfortable when you're hauling heavy loads. When reaching the summit means you'll have to shed weight, the stay, framesheet, and hipbelt can all be removed to trim an additional pound-and-a-bit from the pack, which adds up when you're putting away 4,000 vertical feet in a single mile.
The Alpinisto has a traditional top-loading design, but Gregory threw in a side zipper for added convenience when you need quick access to waterproof layers. There are slots, straps, and pockets for skis, climbing ropes, ice axes, crampons, ice clippers, and more climbing gear. Better still, this pack also has a hydration sleeve with a locking zip hose port to help protect the hose from freezing up, sled pull loops on the hipbelt for easy gear hauling, and compression straps to lock your load when the Alpinisto isn't stuffed to the brim.
- Fusion Flex suspension
- Removable framesheet and stay
- Top and side access
- Removable bivy pad and hipbelt
- Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separate)
- Dual ski slots and ice axe attachment
- Front crampon pocket
- Sled pull loops on hipbelt
- Side compression straps
- Item #GRE006E
- Q & A
Used for my son that is 48 inches and 60 lbs. Straps were mostly tightened but still fit with lots of growing room. Pack is very sturdy and snubs the hips well.
killer climbing/day pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
i have used this pack for a few years now, very durable, and very comfortable. i use it for my sport climbing gear and as an overnight backpacking bag. compresses well. the only thing i would like more is if the brain was removable... but you win some and you lose some. great bag.