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Built for the long approach.
From Zion to Escalante, the Petzl Alcanadre Bag is built to efficiently carry a hefty load throughout your canyoneering adventures. Constructed with a durable TPU fabric, this 45-liter pack features welded seams, hardy aluminum DoubleBack buckles, and thick bottom fabric that's designed to protect your pack against sharp rocks and debris. An interior mesh pocket is fashioned to fit a mask for deep-water excursions. Multi-colored rings on the inside of the pack make attaching rope ends easy as one-two-three. Additionally, the Alcanadre Bag is equipped with strategically placed drainage holes in the bottom and sides while the lined back panel, and adjustable and padded shoulder straps ensure a fine-tuned and comfortable fit throughout the course of your trip.
- TPU fabric
- Welded seams
- Aluminum DoubleBack buckles
- Water drainage
- Mesh interior pocket
- Multi-position lanyard
- Lined back panel
- Padded shoulder straps
- Carrying handle
- Item #PTZ004E
- Q & A
Good pack for wet canyons
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used this pack on about 15 canyon trips. It's lightweight, it bails water quickly, and it's relatively comfortable. The material is pretty burly, I haven't noticed any real damage to the pack yet. I was a little bit worried that some of the holes would start to blow out and rip into other holes; but so far, none of that.
- Rope attachment points on the inside so that it can be used as a rope bag
- Carabiner attachment on shoulder strap so it can quickly be clipped to an anchor or to your harness
- Definitely built for wet canyons
- The shoulder straps can become uncomfortable on long hikes in/out
- Almost no organization, just one giant main compartment and a small pocket in the top lid. This hasn't been a huge deal, but it can be a pain when you have a rope at the bottom of the pack and you have to unpack everything to get to it, then repack it all.
Overall, it's a solid pack for wet canyons at a good price. You sacrifice some comfort on the way in and out, but once in the canyon it's perfect. It works fine for dry canyons, but the lack of organization can be kind of a pain. If you have the cash, I might rather have the Imlay Heaps pack. More organization, built better for hiking, more space and compression, but $100 more.