Description

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This fully featured pack sets you up for a multi-day backpacking trip or a hike into the mountains to do some scrambles and peak bagging. The super comfortable suspension system can be adjusted to suit your torso length, and the hipbelt can be swapped out if you need a smaller or larger size. Once you've established your basecamp, you can zip off the side pockets to make a small daypack and remove the top lid and wear it as a waistbelt. It's an all-in-one adaptable solution that brings together popular features and design details from generations of MEC packs.

  • Made of heavy-duty nylon coated with DWR.
  • Spindrift collar is Cordura coated with polyurethane, closes with a cinch cord or roll-top buckle.
  • 2 aluminum stays and PE board back panel transfer the load efficiently to your hips.
  • Shaped, curved hipbelt uses multi-density EVA and polyurethane foam, 2 zipped pockets hold small items.
  • Shoulder straps and back pad have soft EVA foam padding, mesh on contact surfaces adds breathability.
  • Occipital head cup.
  • Removable floating top lid has 3 zippered pockets and does double duty as a small waistpack.
  • Main compartment has a spindrift collar and a U-shaped zipper that connects it to the sleeping bag compartment. Compression strap on top holds a rope or extra gear.
  • Internal mesh hydration pocket and port at left shoulder.
  • Load lifter straps have multiple attachment points so you can adjust their position.
  • Sternum strap has a built in whistle in the buckle.
  • Removable loops hold ice tools or trekking poles.
  • Removable side pockets can be zipped off and zipped together to form a daypack.
  • Daisy chain system can be used to attach crampons or gear.
  • 2 webbing loops on bottom for attaching additional gear.
  • Twin stretch mesh water bottle pockets with gripper elastic.
  • Compatible with the MEC Backpackers Seat.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Backpacking
Main fabric 630-denier nylon
Secondary fabric 210-denier nylon
Access

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

  • Top
  • Side
  • Bottom
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
Volume
  • 78L (short)
  • 82L (standard)
  • 87L (long)
Length
  • 63cm (short)
  • 68cm (standard)
  • 73.5cm (long)
Width
  • 36cm (short)
  • 36cm (standard)
  • 36cm (long)
Depth
  • 29cm (short)
  • 29cm (standard)
  • 29cm (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.

  • 41-49cm (short)
  • 46-53cm (standard)
  • 51-59cm (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.

Yes
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.

No
Carry-on sized

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

No
Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Expandable collar
  • Removable daypack included
Made in Vietnam