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Gear Details: Backpacks

Leopard A.C. 58 Ki

Manufacturer: Granite Gear

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:1
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):3540
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:2
Smallest Size (Torso Length):14
Largest Size (Torso Length):22
Features:Adjustable torso length, Daypack conversion, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Interchangeable suspension parts (hipbelt and shoulder harness come in multiple sizes), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters, Women's components
Weight (lbs, oz): 3,1
Price:$249.95
The “big brother\sister” to our Leopard VC 46 packs, the Leopard AC 58 packs offer larger capacity and our more rigid Air Current suspension system (same suspension as used in our Editor’s Choice Award winning Blaze packs). This Alpine-ready pack works with our Crampon Holster and Tool Loops and was thoroughly tested by Justin “Trauma” Lichter and Shawn “Pepper” Forry in their amazing trip through the Himalayan range. Multiple shoulder strap mounting positions allows custom torso length setting. ▪ Award Winning Air Current Suspension (Same as Blaze) ▪ 40 lb Load Rating ▪ Adjustable Torso Length ▪ 3 Sizes of Shoulder Straps (S,M,L) available ▪ 4 Sizes in Men’s Hip Belt Available ▪ 4 Sizes in Women’s Hip Belt Available ▪ Hip Belt Compatible With Tool Loops and Belt Pocket ▪ Flap is Compatible With The Crampon Holster ▪ Roll-Top Closure ▪ Removable Floating Lid ▪ 2 lbs, 12 oz With Lid Removed ▪ Mesh Pocket Inside Lid ▪ tool loops ▪ hydration port & internal sleeve ▪ Flap with Axe Cinches and 2 Zippered Pockets ▪ Stretch Woven Zippered Pocket on Front ▪ Stretch Woven Wand Pockets ▪ Dual Density Hip Belt and Shoulder Straps ▪ Cordura High Tenacity Nylon (100D and 210D)

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