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MEC Mistral 55 Backpack - Women's


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An advanced suspension system and overall lightness suits overnight hikes and longer mult-routes. Sized for women, the Mistral 55 is water-resistant, has reinforced webbing to protect your back, padded stabilizer fins and straps, attachment points for your stuff and hydration-ready sleeves and pockets. It uses MEC's Cross Wind back system: a 4mm steel wire creates a trampoline panel against your back. Lined with airmesh, it channels air into a space between the pack and your back to keep you cool as you ascend the steepest sections of trail.

  • Made of 210-denier nylon with a water-resistant polyurethane coating
  • MEC Cross Wind backpanel uses a thin steel frame to create a trampoline panel next to your back and space for serious ventilation
  • Women's version has a shorter back length, sculpted shoulder straps and flared hip pads
  • Airmesh overlay on back panel and shoulder straps wicks sweat
  • Adjustable shoulder harness lets you adjust the torso length to get a great fit
  • Padded, contoured ergonomic straps have a height adjustable sternum strap with integrated whistle
  • Top loading design with an interior spindrift collar and a floating lid
  • Lid has a top pocket and a hidden security pocket underneath
  • Front stuff-it pocket with hook closure has an internal zippered pocket
  • Dual side mesh water bottles pockets
  • Hipbelt pockets let you keep snacks or a small camera within easy reach
  • Dual daisy chains on front panel and shoulder straps
  • Removable dual hook-and-loop straps and dual loops at bottom of pack, great for stowing axes or trekking poles
  • Hydration sleeve and elastic routing straps on right shoulder strap
  • Includes a rain cover made of lightweight polyester with a water resistant coating

Tech specs

Weight1.86kg (Adriatic/Cool Mint Short/Standard)
1.90kg (Adriatic/Cool Mint Standard/Long)
1.86kg (Intense Blue/Marina Short/Standard)
1.90kg (Intense Blue/Marina Standard/Long)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
Main fabric
  • 210-denier nylon
  • Padded
  • Adjustable
  • Top
Width35cm (Adriatic/Cool Mint Short/Standard)
35cm (Adriatic/Cool Mint Standard/Long)
35cm (Intense Blue/Marina Short/Standard)
35cm (Intense Blue/Marina Standard/Long)
Depth28cm (Adriatic/Cool Mint Short/Standard)
28cm (Adriatic/Cool Mint Standard/Long)
28cm (Intense Blue/Marina Short/Standard)
28cm (Intense Blue/Marina Standard/Long)
Ventilated back panelYes
Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Rain cover included
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Expandable collar
Made inPhilippines

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