MEC Aurora 75 Backpack - Women's 5032-786

MEC Aurora 75 Backpack - Women's


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Float along effortlessly on overnight or multi-day backpacking trips. A redesign for the Aurora Packs gives them a slimmer lumbar pad and a cut-out channel down the back to improve ventilation. The lid converts to a waist pack, so you can bring a few items on shorter trips. Thinner tubing for the frame saves weight while still transferring the load effectively to your hips.

  • Trail Motion™ hipbelt pivots up to 12 degrees in either direction to stop the pack from swaying and to limit the associated energy loss. Stabilizer straps let you reduce the range of motion when you’re traversing more complex terrain.
  • Women's specific fit has a shorter torso, shaped shoulder straps that are set closer together, and a hipbelt that cants upward to wrap around the hipbones.
  • Back panel is rigid plastic with a lightweight aluminum frame for stability.
  • Cut out in the back panel creates room for your head and allows you to look up and turn your head freely.
  • Back panel is covered with mesh and the foam is dimpled to let air circulate.
  • Access the main compartment thrrough a rolltop spindrift collar with upper and lower drawstrings, and a long zipper down the side.
  • Hipbelt is padded with thermo-moulded and EVA foam and has x-shaped articulation to ensure it sits correctly on your hipbones.
  • Zippered pockets on hipbelt give you quick access to a GPS or other small items.
  • Interior flat pocket next to the side zipper for small items.
  • Lid has a zippered pocket, under-lid pocket with key clip, and 2 attachment points for securing a helmet or crampons.
  • Strap under the lid secures a sleeping pad, jacket, or rando rope.
  • Internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir (not included) with right side hose routing.
  • Water-resistant front pocket with rolltop closure and drainage port is excellent for wet items.
  • Mesh side pockets hold water bottles.
  • Lightweight trekking pole attachments are made of cord with adjustable tension locks.
  • Glove-friendly zip pulls throughout.
  • Comes with a medium sized hipbelt, but you can substitute other sizes to personalize the fit.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Backpacking
Main fabric 305-denier polyester
Secondary fabric 210-denier nylon

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

  • Top
  • Front
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.

  • Transforms into waist pack
  • Adjustable
  • Removable
  • 75L (short/standard)
  • 78L (standard/long)
  • 71cm (short/standard)
  • 76cm (standard/long)
  • 30cm (short/standard)
  • 31cm (standard/long)
  • 30cm (short/standard)
  • 30cm (standard/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.

  • 40.5-45.5cm (short/standard)
  • 45.5-50.5cm (standard/long)
Ventilated back panel Yes
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.

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
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Expandable collar
Made in Philippines