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Gear Details: Backpacks

Altra 65

Manufacturer: ARC'TERYX

Product Details:
Product Year2012
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):
Expandable Capacity (min):3967 cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max):3967 cu. in.
Sizes Available:2
Smallest Size (Torso Length):16
Largest Size (Torso Length):23
Features:Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters
Weight (lbs, oz): 4,12
Price:$399
Design: Sized for gear-heavy weekends or light-and-fast multi-day trips, this lightweight pack combines our AC2 technology—GridLockTM adjustable shoulder straps, bonded MonoFrameTM, and rotating Load Transfer DiscTM— with lighter materials and breathable suspension components. The Altra 65 features a full length inverted U-zipper for quick panel-loading access. Features: Pivoting hipbelt with Load Transfer DiscTM provides increased agility and stability • ARC'TERYX AC2 suspension system • GridLockTM shoulder strap adjustment system • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps • Modular sternum strap • Breathable shoulder straps and hipbelt • Thermoformed triple-density hipbelt • Top loading • Panel loading • Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity • Removable/ extendable top lid with two zippered compartments • Four compression straps - two on each side • Padded compression wings allow additional storage configurations • Micro daisy chains • HydroPortTM • Internal hydration pocket with zip • Kangaroo pocket with top compression strap • Map pocket • Two stretch-mesh pockets with elastic drawcord • Full length U-zipper access • Laminated zipper protector, doubles as a compression storage flap • Reinforced high wear areas • Key clip • Padded bottom • Twin removable aluminum stays Materials: 100D Invista HT Mini RipstopTM with silicone and PU coatings • 420ACT FabricTM • 420D Invista HT Plain Weave • EVฎ50 foam • HypalonTM trim • SpacermeshTM • 210D RipstormTM with silicone and PU coatings • 840D Stretch mesh • EVฎ50 Perforated foam • 6061 aluminum stays • Plastazoteฎ HD80ฎ

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