Addicted to the alpine.
From hikes around the cirque in summer to powder-seeking snowboard missions, keep everything you need for alpine assaults tucked into the Ortovox Peak 35 Backpack. This versatile pack is smartly designed to accommodate your mountain adventures any time of the year.
Ski, snowboard, and snowshoe carry options keep this pack ready for backcountry ski tours, while rope and crampon attachments help you with summer ascents. The PU-coated fabric sheds snow and rain with ease to keep your gear dry no matter the season. Crafted from pressed Swiss wool, the Swisswool Full Contact back system absorbs far more sweat than your typical foam material, and it's more breathable, so you don't get bogged down with sweat. Two aluminum struts reinforce the pack for extra support when your pack is fully loaded.
A separate safety compartment allows easy access to emergency rescue tools so you don't waste precious seconds when the worst happens. And should you get stranded in the mountains, Ortovox added alpine emergency signal illustrations so you can alert other mountain travelers to your situation.
- Year-round alpine touring pack
- Swisswool Full Contact back system manages moisture
- PU-coated fabric repels water
- Snowboard, ski, and snowshoe attachments
- Rope fastening options for mountaineering
- Ice axe and trekking pole loops
- Map compartment keeps maps dry
- Hip belt for stable movement
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This bag is perfect for my climbing needs. This bag is can be customized to meet the demands of day climbing adventures and you can remove or hide the features you don't need.
Backcountry Skiing - It has both the A-frame and diagonal ski carry options. And, if you're boarding, it can carry your board too. It also has the shovel/probe pocket that is critical for getting to your safety gear quickly.
Day Climbing / Mountaineering - Dual ice tool carry, crampon carry, and helmet carry options make this pack at home in steep terrain. The fabric on it also seems like it can take a beating. I love how on the right hip belt there is a pocket, which is perfect for my camera. Then on the left hip belt there is a gear loop, which makes getting to things like screws and rescue gear easier.
Cragging - This is a good bag for an approach and a day at the crag. It has 2 ways to open the main compartment - top loading and clamshell style. The clamshell style is super nice for getting to the crag and opening the bag to see all your gear. The rope strap is cool because you can route it outside the backpack as well, which is nice for overstuffed packs.
Hiking - This pack can carry enough gear for overnight trips (I haven't done one yet with this pack). It is comfortable to wear, but does get a little sweaty. I'll need to do more hiking to figure out if the back wool panel helps.
IMO, this pack can be improved on a little. A more adjustable harness system would help dial in the comfort a bit (something Osprey does well). Also, a removable hip belt would have been nice for the multipitch trad climbs.
This pack is awesome for ascents and descents in cold or warm weather. This is my first Ortovox product and I'm very happy!