MEC AlpineLite 32 Backpack - Unisex 5042-082

MEC AlpineLite 32 Backpack - Unisex

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We overhauled the venerable AlpineLite Packs. Now they're leaned out and stripped back to the bones. Minimal padding, durable metal buckle, and no extra gack – designed for alpinists, climbers jetting up long routes and anyone aiming to cover serious distance in a day.

  • Made of lightweight, strong 210-denier high tenacity nylon with a double layer bottom panel of 420-denier high tenacity nylon.
  • Back panel and shoulder straps have minimal padding to reduce weight and bulk. Foam backpanel is removable.
  • Webbing waistbelt and sternum strap with built in whistle are removable.
  • Fixed lid has an outer zippered pocket and zippered pocket with a key clip.
  • One-handed drawcord closure on the spindrift collar is glove-friendly.
  • Dual ice axe holders use slim toggle to hold the axe head.
  • Twin front daisy chains for lashing extra gear.
  • Side compression straps consolidate the load.
  • Low-profile metal buckles on compression straps and lid are more durable than plastic.
  • Hose routing port in spindrift collar lets you add your own hydration reservoir. (No internal reservoir sleeve to save weight.)

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Day hiking
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.

Hipbelt Removable waistbelt
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.

Volume 32L
Length 56cm
Width 26cm
Depth 19cm
Ventilated back panel No
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
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Expandable collar
  • Ultralight
Made in Vietnam