MEC Spirit 40 Backpack



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Carry heavy loads sweetly along hiking trails, to the crag, or up the skin track. Our popular multi-sport and travel pack has a back panel and frame hoop that transfers weight efficiently to your hips, so you can go equipment-intensive without sacrificing carrying comfort. This generation of the pack is more abrasion resistant, with a tougher shove-it pocket and smoother-sliding zippers. The critical features that made the original a fave for hiking, climbing and skiing are unchanged.

  • Made of Cordura® fabric that's lighter, yet more abrasion resistant, than the last version of this pack.
  • Plastic backpanel and lightweight hooped aluminum frame are each removable to save weight and configure the pack for varying loads.
  • Mesh-covered dimpled foam panels have a channel in the middle for maximum air circulation between the pack and your back.
  • Mesh on inside of shoulder straps helps keep you cool.
  • Access to the main compartment is by a zippered top opening.
  • Shove-it pocket with bottom drain lets you quickly layer, de-layer and quarantine soggy clothes. Separate zippered inner pocket separates your fleece from your shell.
  • Hipbelt fins are individually attached with Velcro® behind the lumbar pad, so you can adjust the angle, waist size and torso length for a custom fit.
  • Hipbelt fin tips are shaped to sit correctly on your hipbones.
  • Zippered pockets on hipbelt hold your phone, pocket camera or GPS.
  • Mesh zippered pocket with key clip in the main compartment for your wallet.
  • Small zippered side-entry pocket on top of the pack for bars and trail mix.
  • Hydration system ready.
  • 2 stretch-woven water bottle holsters on the sides.
  • Lightweight, adjustable attachments hold your trekking poles on easy route sections.
  • Luggage-quality zippers with large, glove-friendly pull loops on lid and hipbelt pockets.
  • Short/standard size is a bit longer in this version compared to the previous version.

Tech specs

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

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

Hipbelt Padded
  • 38L (short/standard)
  • 40L (standard/long)
  • 63cm (short/standard)
  • 69cm (standard/long)
  • 30cm (short/standard)
  • 31.5cm (standard/long)
  • 19cm (short/standard)
  • 20cm (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.

  • 43-48cm (short/standard)
  • 48-53.5cm (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.

Made in Philippines