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Mountain Hardwear
Alpine Light 50L Backpack

4.666666666666667 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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Why We Like The Alpine Light 50L Backpack

The Alpine Light 50 Backpack is made to tackle tough alpine zones. Dyneema fabric is super tough, helping resist the sharp rocks and waterfall of above-treeline zones. External gear carries ensure our trekking poles, traction devices, or snowshoes are always readily accessible.


  • Frameless pack to keep light while cruising above treeline
  • Capacity is great for weekend-long trips and gear-heavy days
  • Dual-density foam shoulder straps provide better cushion
  • Dyneema fabric provides lightweight durability
  • Hardwave framesheet is comfortable and removable
  • Backpanel is made to shed falling snow and rain
  • External pockets and gear carry loops keep items close
  • Compression straps maintain a better center of gravity
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[face fabric] 200D Spetra (nylon ripstop), [bottom panel] Dimension-Polyant X-PAC X51 (80% nylon, 20% polyester)
[small/medium] 50L (3051cu in), [medium/large] 52L (3173cu in)
7000 series aluminium frame, foam
Shoulder Straps
Hydration Compatible
[external] 2 side, [internal] 1 removable, [lid] 2 zippered
Gear Loops
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
Detachable Daypack
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 2lb 5.9oz, [medium/large] 2lb 6.6oz
backpacking, mountaineering
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 3 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

July 18, 2022

Great Pack but wish it was Dyneema

I use this pack for both recreational activities and SAR. It’s very light and has a good selection of pockets. However, I was sad to discover it’s no longer built with Dyneema like the older version of this pack. X-PAC is good but Im worried about the longevity of this pack with the abuse I will put it through. Bring back the Dyneema!


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5 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2021

Sleek and rugged

I had the older vefrsion of this pack and loved it, and this newer version is even better. The ice axe attachments have been re-designed and are easier to use. The pack is still super light and durable with a narrow profile that climbs well and avoids snagging trees on the hike in and out.

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5 out of 5 stars

April 4, 2021

Older model review

I have been using the previous model of this bag for around 8 months. Being the previous model (the one with the black hip belt and black bottom) please take this review with a grain of salt as some features have changed. I've used this bag for about 20-25 trips mostly overnights but some up to 4 days. It's very light as expected, the shoulder straps aren't very comfortable but you get used to them, the stitching where the straps meet the back is half blown out but the inside reinforcement stripping is very sturdy. The upper cuff of the pack's body (part with the draw cord) is a lighter material that wet's out so if you have a belay puffy at the top of your pack you need to be careful. The draw cord clamp is easy to use with gloves but isn't strong so you'll need to tie a knot in the cord if your stuffing a puffy down or anything like that. The same lighter fabric is used for the inside back compartment, where the pad and frame goes. This stuff is very thin and mine is all cut up, climbing gear especially cams and pitons can cut through it easily. The ice axe fastening loops take some getting used to but work well once you get them figured out. I almost lost a tool my fist trip haha. I found the crampon straps annoying so I took them off and normally carry crampons in a bag inside the pack. The Dyneema outside of the pack is awesome but nothing is fully bullet proof, after days of climbing, carrying skis, and even a few leader falls I've had to patch my bag a few times. Be careful of abrasion. Bottom line this is an amazing pack that works great and I absolutely love mine. However don't think that just because it's expensive it is the end all, it is pretty purpose built to be light and strong so you take a hit in comfort and functionality.


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