Mountain Equipment Company

MEC Forge 65 Backpack - Men's


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Solid value and durability to make your backpacking goals a reality. With lots of pockets and burly water-resistant fabric, this pack is designed to keep your week’s worth of gear and supplies organized. There are 3 ways to get to what’s inside (so you don’t have to unpack and repack when you’re looking for snacks), and all zippers have glove-friendly pullers. It’s also designed for comfort, with an easy-to-adjust padded hipbelt and a height-adjustable shoulder harness to fine-tune the fit.

  • Main fabric is abrasion-resistant 305-denier polyester Cordura® with a water-resistant coating
  • Base panel is incredibly durable 420-denier nylon Cordura
  • Lined with 210-denier oxford nylon
  • Base panel and lining have polyurethane coating for water-resistance
  • EVA foam padding on shoulder straps, back panel, lumbar pad and hipbelt
  • Front, top and side access let you get your gear without tunnelling
  • Back panel and shoulder harness slide up and down within a 5cm range (and lock in place when you find the right fit)
  • Floating lid has a key clip inside
  • Spindrift collar can close with a drawstring or rolltop
  • Hydration sleeve and hanger (hydration reservoir not included)
  • Stretch mesh side pockets hold water bottles
  • Vertical zippered front pocket has darted seams to expand to hold more gear
  • Hook-and-loop keepers hold your trekking poles when not needed
  • Short/standard size is 64L (52L body, 4L pocket and 8L lid)
  • Standard/long size is 67L (55L body, 4L pocket and 8L lid)

Tech specs

Weight1.98kg (Short/Standard)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
Main fabric
  • 305-denier polyester
Secondary fabric
  • 420-denier nylon
  • Padded
  • Adjustable
  • Top
  • Side
  • Front
Volume64L (Short/Standard)
67L (Standard/Long)
Length55cm (Short/Standard)
61cm (Standard/Long)
Width28cm (Short/Standard)
28cm (Standard/Long)
Depth23cm (Short/Standard)
23cm (Standard/Long)
Ventilated back panelNo
Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Expandable collar
Made inPhilippines

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