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Gear Details: Backpacks

Altra 48

Manufacturer: ARC'TERYX

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:1
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):
Expandable Capacity (min):2928 cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max):2928 cu. in.
Sizes Available:3
Smallest Size (Torso Length):14
Largest Size (Torso Length):21
Features:Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters, Women's components
Weight (lbs, oz): 3,1
Price:$289
Trekking, backpacking for up to 3 nights Fast and light volume bags that can pack efficiently for multi-day trips. All Altra packs have a Load Transfer DiscTM that pivots to increase agility and stability on rough terrain. Larger volumes combine the C2 suspension with GridlockTM shoulder straps that adjust for custom fit. Smaller volumes keep weight to a minimum while still using the efficient C2 system. MATERIALS BODY 210D nylon 6,6 ripstop is a high density single ripstop fabric coated with silicone to shed moisture and increase waterproofness. Used in the body for its light weight, the textile’s construction is a balanced weave that is durable and tear-resistant. Reinforced in the high wear areas with extremely durable 500D ATY nylon 6,6 silicone treated PU fabric that resists dirt, snow and water pick-up. COLLAR 100D nylon 6,6 mini ripstop has a high thread count in a mini ripstop weave that has incredible tear resistance. Coated with silicone to shed moisture and for waterproofness. StAYS 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays are rigid and lightweight to provide structural support. 11 BACk PAneL HD 80 foam is high density polyethylene foam that provides support and structure to the bag, plus comfort against the back. SHOuLDeR StRAPS 500D ATY nylon 6,6 silicone treated PU is an air textured yarn used in shoulder straps for its durability and aesthetic properties. Silicone treatment helps prevent dirt, snow and water pick-up. Hypercell foam has the benefit of being open cell polyurethane foam that provides stability and comfort. SpacermeshTM lining provides airflow. Polyester yarn is hydrophobic by nature, to repel water.

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