ARC'TERYX Arrakis 50

Scramble around the trail with Granite Gear's ultralight and stable Vapor Flash backpack.

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3057
Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3478

 

Sizes Available 3
Smallest Size (Torso Length/Inches) 16
Weight 4 lbs, 8 oz

Light and Stable

"Very stable and simple, with the ability to shrink or expand with your load," wrote one tester after carrying this stripped-down pack on Bryce Canyon's 24-mile Under-the-Rim Trail. He found the flexible, no-stay suspension carried up to 35 pounds well (above that, the weight hangs too much off the shoulders).

The single-compartment packbag is sized just right for mountain layers, a down bag, small tent, pad, ministove, and two to five days of supplies. But it's not completely stripped-down; there are quick-release side compression straps, an extendable top lid, deep stretch wand/bottle pockets, and front compression straps. It's a versatile pack that's in its element on any ultralight trip and especially on scrambles where stability is key. Quibbles: The stretch bottle pockets are tough to reach, and we'd love a pair of pockets on the hipbelt. $180; 3,600 cu. in.; 3 lbs. 1 oz. Granitegear.com

This weather resistant multi-sport pack is sized for light overnight skiing/hiking trips or gear-heavy climbing days. A dual-stage RollTop closure compresses small or extends for an additional 10 litres of volume. Our customizable Lash-Ladder™ system accommodates skis/boards, ropes, or camping gear. Featuring a full-length side zip, external probe pocket and extra large kangaroo pocket.

Weather resistant and durable • Extendable RollTop closure • Fully seam sealed • Laminated moulded AC2 Fusion Points • Load Transfer Disc
• MonoFrame backpanel • GridLock adjustable shoulder-strap suspension system • Side and front Lash-Ladder Fusion Points with removable webbing • Radially formed shoulder straps • Full-length side zip • Large side access kangaroo pocket with drain hole • Top pocket with key clip • External probe/tool pocket • Laminated pigment-dyed WaterTight zips • Hydration bladder sleeve and hose exit • Hose clip • Adjustable/removable sternum strap • One Axio ice tool holder • 3D shaping
• Mini-security pocket for ID cards or Recco® System