ARC'TERYX Quiver

With removable support, the Arc'teryx Khazri 55 backpack lets you choose between stability or a lighter load.
Price $89.00

Specs

Frame Type frameless rucksack
Load Type hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 670

 

Sizes Available 1
Weight 1 lbs, 10 oz

Best Peakbagger

Our tester loved the "load and go" simplicity of this single-compartment pack. After a heavily laden overnight on the south slopes of Longs Peak, he reported "no pack-flop at all when I jumped rocks and creeks," and credited the shallow, back-hugging pack shape and suspension, which consists of a dual-density framesheet, twin aluminum stays, and closed-cell foam bivy pad. The framesheet, stays, and pad are all removable, so testers could beef up support or shave ounces, depending on the trip.

The thin, soft-flexing, removable hipbelt did a decent job of transferring weight, but like most climbing packs, the emphasis is on freedom of motion, low bulk, and easy high-stepping. Stripping all frame and hipbelt components trims almost two pounds.

The narrow packbag proved tight for bulkier sleeping bags, but quick-release compression straps and a front bungee net compensate. The top lid extends for high stacking, plus you get the usual gear loops and tool attachments. Bummer: no hipbelt or bottle pockets–although a hydration sleeve located in the top lid makes refilling easy, even with the pack loaded. $249; 3,661 cu. in.; 4 lbs. 4 oz. Arcteryx.com

An easy-access, three-point suspension makes the Quiver perfect for days of quick hits and quad laps. Designed with room for the essentialsÐprobe, shovel, hydration bladder and other bits required for spontaneous shots of backcountry.

• Alpine clips
• Hydration bladder pocket
• Hose clip
• Full-length side zip
• One front pocket
• One main compartment
• Padded bottom
• Thermoformed back panel
• Thermoformed shoulder strap
• 1"/38mm webbing hipbelt
• Three point suspension system
• WaterTight Zippers