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Ortovox Peak Light 32L Backpack


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Peak Light 32L Backpack

It's simple math really. The less weight you have on your back, the easier the alpine ascent. And you can always go lighter with the Ortovox Peak Light 32L Backpack. Its 32L capacity and slim 2lb weight are already appealing to minimalist-minded mountaineers, but you can remove the top lid, waist belt, and even the supportive wire frame to shed even more weight down to a single pound. Ortovox makes nearly every single product with a bit of wool in it, and the Peak Light is no exception. Ortovox placed Swiss Wool virtually everywhere that would touch your body to stay comfortably dry under sweaty, icy, snowy situations. The rest of the back panel, as well as the shoulder straps and waist belt, have a bit of cushioning to keep you comfy as you make your ascent. Despite its weight-conscious, minimalist-minded design, the Peak Light still boasts a plethora of features to add convenience to any climbing or skiing adventure, like external attachments for climbing ropes, skis, helmets, axes, and trekking poles to leave more room inside the pack for layers, food, water, a map, and more.
  • You can always go lighter for alpine ascents with this daypack
  • 32L capacity suitable for minimalist mountaineering missions
  • SwissWool-Tec-Knit Back System comforts with heat-pressed wool
  • Top lid, waist belt, and wire frame are removable to shed weight
  • Attachments for rope, skis, helmet, ice axe, and trekking poles
  • Pockets for hydration reservoirs, keys, bottles, and emergency card
  • Item #ORT00AL

nylon 400D oxford, PU coating
32L (1952cu in)
SwissWool-Tec-Knit back system (foam, heat-pressed wool, 3D-knit fabric), removable wire frame
Shoulder Straps
padded, adjustable, sternum strap
Waist Belt
removable, padded, adjustable
Hydration Compatible
1 hip, 1 map, 1 lid, 1 key
Gear Loops
1 hip
Helmet Carry
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
sides, top
Claimed Weight
[maximum] 2lb 6.8oz [minimum] 1lb 9.4oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, mountaineering, alpine
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Fine pack for fine folks

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
195 lbs

This is a superb backcountry skiing/mountaineering pack. The removable frame is key to using it as a summit bag on longer, multi-day missions and you roll it up and stow away until you are actually skiing/summiting. I'm very hesitant about zippers on packs as they break and usually at the worst time (e.g., the old Lowe-Alpine contour packs were great, but that zipper always failed), but at least here, the zipper on the pack is robust.

Anders is there a shovel/probe pocket or are these items in the main of the pack?

>Rating: 5

My favorite alpine backpack.

I've put it through the wringer

Yep, it's a versatile pack that feel great in a colder climate. The backpack is very durable, has all the needed straps. Everything is solid. 10/10 for quality. I am not a fan of the helmet attachment placement. It's on the outer wall of the pack,so when you drop it on a rocky surface, there is a chance of breaking your helmet (say bye to your adventure then). It would be much better to place that helmet attachment on top of the head of the pack. That's the only downside. Also, the size is perfect for domestic and international flight carry-on luggage requirements. I had no problems with a fully packed backpack on my trip from NYC to Almaty, Kazakhstan and back.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for cragging and alpine climbs!

I've put it through the wringer

Perfect size for a full day alpine climbing or cragging. My favorite features of the pack are the J-shaped front panel access to my whole kit and the dedicated "safety" pocket where I store my first aid kit. I am an Ortovox Ambassador and received this pack to test and use.

>Rating: 5

Lighten your load

I've put it through the wringer

This is the svelter version of my all time favorite pack the peak45. This thing is trimmed down to just the essentials and you can trim it down even more if you need to. It still has a circumferential zip that makes getting to the bottom of your pack easy and enough pockets to organize your stuff without forgetting which pocket has your snacks. It carries skis, ice tools, and/or a rope on the outside no problem, and has a suspension system comfortable enough to handle when the pack is fully loaded. The material is burly and quite water resistant without weighing the pack down too much. This pack has become my go-to for fast and light alpine missions, with and without skis. I am a full time, year-round mountain guide and a member of the Ortovox North American team I received this gear to test and use.

>Rating: 5

Great alpine pack

I've used it several times

After using this pack for a little over a month it has replaced a handful of others as my go-to alpine and backcountry gear hauler. Super lightweight, well designed, and durable I feel like this pack has everything I need and nothing I don't. Well done Ortovox!