Everything in it's place.
Crampons? Check. Rope? Check. Helmet? Check—the familiar routine of packing The North Face Cobra 52 Backpack the night before an extended tour is something you secretly enjoy. With each tool in their specific pocket, hydration sleeve loaded, and rope and helmet ready to grab, the Cobra will be ready to go in the morning. Its V-stay suspension and adjustable hip belt balance the load comfortably on your back whether you are just beginning the approach or making your way across the cirque. It's exceptionally tough material is made to withstand rugged environments and conditions as part of The North Face's top-of-the-line Summit Series. But when next weekend calls for a quick dawn patrol tour, remove the frame sheet and strip down the pack for a lighter weight.
- Alpine-ready backpack ideal for mountaineering missions
- Rugged material and metal hardware for tough environments
- Pack can be stripped down with removable parts to save weight
- Specifically designed to carry various mountaineering tools and rope
- Mesh removable helmet holder for easy storing on-the-move
- Hydration sleeve compatible supports you on long trips
- Top-of-the-line quality performance from the Summit Series
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- Q & A
Built for alpine adventures
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been hurt recently so I have not been able to get after it as much as I would like but I have been able to use the pack in various different types of situations with reasonably shorter approaches. Nothing over 2 miles. It carries weight really well. Compared to the Phantom, this instills confidence in the load. I've had 2.5 racks, shoes, water, harness, food and a 9.6 70 on it and it was nothing for the pack. Keep loading it up if you have space. I like the extra features over the phantom too. Crampon pocket has come in useful for all sorts of things. I have not stripped down the pack for climbing yet but the next trip to the winds is in the works. Overall a solid climbing pack.
Will the front crampon pocket fit a snow shovel?