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Mountain Hardwear
Alpine Light 35L Backpack

3.4285714285714284 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Current price: $164.99 Original price: $274.99
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Why We Like The Alpine Light 35L Backpack

When our day calls for a fast push to the summit on a multi-pitch route we turn to the Alpine Light 35L Backpack. This pack keeps the weight down while ensuring we can still bring a single bivy, full rack of quick-draws, and all the layers and water we need to be prepared.


  • Climbing pack built for involved pushes and organized days
  • Durable Cordura construction effortlessly handles abrasion
  • Aluminum and foam frame locks the load to your back securely
  • Multiple lash points and rope strap keep you organized
  • Multiple organizer pockets ensure quick access to snacks
  • Removable hip belt lets you customize your feel and fit
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[face fabric] 200D nylon Spectra ripstop (80% nylon, 20% polyethylene) [bottom panel] Dimension-Polyant X-PAC X51 plain weave (80% nylon, 20% polyester)
[small/medium] 35L (2136cu in), [medium/large] 37L (2258cu in)
7000 series aluminium frame, foam frame sheet
Shoulder Straps
dual-density foam padded shoulder straps, adjustable sternum strap
Waist Belt
quick-draw top access
[external] 2 side, 2 hipbelt [internal] 1 removable
Gear Loops
multiple lash points, rope strap
Ice Axe Carry
ice axe cradle
webbing compression
[small/medium] 16-19 x 28-34in [medium/large] 18-21 x 33-39in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 1lb 14.9oz [medium/large] 1lb 15.5oz
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Overall Rating

3.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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4 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023

Nice bag but not as pictured for some reason

Nice bag, haven't taken it out yet but it will get a full testing on multiple peaks this winter. Couple of things that were weird. The belt I got is not the belt in the picture. One of the reasons I liked this older model was that the belt is white which stands out against my black jacket and A) is easier to quickly access and B) looks nicer. The pockets on the belt I received are black which is clearly not what is demonstrated in the picture. There's a lot of additional black piping and some buckles that are black and again, not what's pictured. Fit wise it seems ok but I am a little concerned to put actual weight in it due to how the shoulder straps lay. I can't seem to find a position for the chest strap where it's tight enough to do anything AND doesn't pull the shoulder straps off of my body on the outside edge. Being a female with boobs probably doesn't help but I've never actually had this problem with a bag before so it's just odd. It seems like it will drive the inner edge of the shoulder straps into my chest which will end up being quite painful but I haven't tested it yet so not 100% sure. The accessories like crampons loops, daisy chain, hook closure, pockets, zippers, etc all works as intended and seems well thought out.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 21, 2023

Lightweight with all the features for ice climbing, including outside crampon straps.

As a mountain guide, I always look for lightweight and this pack is exactly that! All the features I need for ice climbing, including outside crampon straps.

Gabriel Abramoff

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1 out of 5 stars

December 8, 2022

Not good and not a mountaineering pack

Terribly designed inside and out. Attachment points for ice axe, terrible. Pack features, terrible. Even the color is useless. The white color of the pack blends right in with the snow up on the mountains. You’re just as well off carrying everything in a kitchen trash bag.


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3 out of 5 stars

November 28, 2022

Very good

Very good pack overall. Some feature choices escape me. Why does an alpine climbing pack have fanny pockets on the waist belt? The belt should be bulk-free minimalist; and if anything have gear loops (… see the scramblers pack for hiking. No fanny pouches and gear loops). This midsize day pack would be better off with true top lid-pack rather than side pockets. I’m not a fan of the metal hook closure for the top. It can come undone too easily. The pack is no longer made of full spectra (now only 20% fibre). This is likely a cost saving measure. Enough complaining…. Living room loaded testing: the fit is excellent.

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3 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2022

Good bag, but small buyers take caution

Bought this pack for ice season and have traveled and climbed with it a fair bit this winter. It is holding up well to airplane travel and being tossed around at the crags however the big reason for three stars is the fit. I ama 5'4, 120#, 'athletic build' (aka- climber shoulders) female and the pack straps are just too wide for comfort. Regardless of how much weight is in the pack, it is extremely uncomfortable and too wide in the shoulder unless I have the chest strap buckled to suck the straps in. A bit disappointing since I poured over reviews before buying. Hopefully this saves some smaller folks the trouble and shame on me for not trying on packs before buying!


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4 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2021


Solid bag. I can hold a lot of gear in this bag with room to spare.


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4 out of 5 stars

June 11, 2021

Excellent pack for mountain adventures

I've used this pack for about a year. Rock climbing, alpine climbing and ski touring. Moderate use. It is my favorite pack. Not so many features that it's overwhelming, but all the features I want. I find it to be comfortable on long days and with a heavy load. You can really fit a lot inside and all the bits you want on the outside have good attachment points. My only criticism is that care must be taken when storing ice tools (There's no worry when storing a normal ice axe, only water-ice tools). It looks like they might have changed this since I bought it, but the fabric used on my version (grey at the bottom) was easily ripped by the tools and more easily punctured. This doesn't happen when storing crampons on the front --- I really wrench those down and the material appears to be bomb proof. I feel like I will be (mostly) more careful stowing my ice tools now, but I have shortened the life of my pack a little, which is too bad because I like it so much.


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