MEC AlpineLite 75 Backpack - Unisex 5028-698

MEC AlpineLite 75 Backpack - Unisex


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Honed back to the essentials, the Alpinelite 75 carries big loads lightly. A skinny front-to-back profile rides close to the body and allows you to stand tall and upright for less fatigue and better stability on steep ground. When you need a lighter more mobile pack, the framesheet slips out in seconds and the lid can be stripped off.

  • Double drawcord closure/spindrift collar.
  • Side access with waterproof zipper.
  • 2 large internal side pockets in bottom of main compartment for organization.
  • Floating lid has a zippered pocket and a pocket with key clip.
  • Lid is positioned to allow you to look up while wearing a helmet.
  • Pocket, hanger and hose port for hydration system.
  • Glow-in-the-dark, glove-friendly zipper and drawcord pulls.
  • Dual ice axe/tool holders with durable pockets for ice tool points
  • Compact loops on lid corners let you add your own accessory cords.
  • Moulded back panel for comfort.
  • Bottom compression straps are doubled back to take the weight of skis carried on the sides.
  • Daisy chains on back and shoulder straps. Includes crampon attachments.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Backpacking
Main fabric 210-denier HT ripstop nylon
Secondary fabric 420-denier nylon

The location of all access points into the main compartment of the pack.

  • Top
  • Side
Hipbelt Padded
Lid type

Some pack lids can be adjusted to compensate for overloaded packs, or even removed, and some removeable lids have tuck-away hipbelts that allow youto use them as a waistpack.

  • Adjustable
  • Removable
  • 73L (short)
  • 75L (standard)
  • 78L (long)
  • 75cm (short)
  • 78cm (standard)
  • 82cm (long)
  • 35cm (short)
  • 35cm (standard)
  • 35cm (long)
  • 25cm (short)
  • 27cm (standard)
  • 28cm (long)
Torso length

Torso length is measured from the most prominent vertebrae at the back of your neck (top of shoulders) to the spot on your lower spine that lines up with the top of your hipbone.

  • 42cm (short)
  • 45cm (standard)
  • 49cm (long)
Ventilated back panel No
Adjustable shoulder harness

An adjustable harness lets you change the height of the shoulder straps to fit your specific back length.

Dynamic suspension

The hipbelt and/or shoulder straps of the pack are designed to move, pivot or flex to follow your body’s movements. Each brand uses their own technology.

Carries Skis - A-frame
Carry-on sized

Size restrictions vary among airlines. Just to be sure, check with your carrier for their specific restrictions.

Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Expandable collar
Made in Vietnam