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Gear Details: Backpacks

Alpinist 110 L

Manufacturer: Bergans of Norway

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):6700
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):17
Largest Size (Torso Length):24
Features:Adjustable torso length, Daypack conversion, Divider between main and sleeping bag compartments, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar
Weight (lbs, oz): 9,4
Price:$429
Designed for guides, the military and backpackers who need to carry lots of gear, the Alpinist features the Quattro Stabilizing System (QSS) and Bergans patented shoulder strap adjustment system. QSS consists of two aluminum and two composite vertical stays each tipped with elastomeric shock absorbers, which reduce strain on the back and knees and gives the frame anatomical flexibility, comfort and stability with heavy loads. Adjusting the shoulder harness to varying back lengths is done with a simple slide and click buckle system on each shoulder strap. * Expandable side pockets, can be converted to a small daypack * Back, shoulder straps and hip belt covered with ventilating mesh * Detachable top lid with external pocket and built-in rain cover * Attachment points for ice axe/poles, and sled * Torso Length: 17-21+ inches / 43-53 cm * Fabric: 1300D Ballistic, 210D Cordura® * Color: Dusty Blue w/ Navy and Grey

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