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Gear Details: Backpacks

Arrakis 40

Manufacturer: ARC'TERYX

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):2440
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:2
Smallest Size (Torso Length):16.5
Largest Size (Torso Length):22.5
Features:Hydration sleeve (no bladder included)
Weight (lbs, oz): 4,3
Price:$450
1 3 day trekking, backpacking, skiing Serious daypack with unique weatherproof construction. Handles wet weather, lots of gear, in a single compartment volume. Weather-resistant, durable, abrasion-resistant packs use laminated constructions that eliminate seams and reduce weight. 420 ACT fabric stands up to long-lived hardcore use and conditions. RollTopTM closure keeps moisture out. MATERIALS BODY 420D ACT FabricTM gives high tenacity nylon durability, coated on both sides to create an air-impermeable, waterproof textile. White pigmented inner surface reflects light to reveal contents of bag. StAYS 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays are rigid and lightweight to provide structural support. 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 420D ACT FabricTM gives high tenacity nylon durability, coated on both sides to create an air-impermeable, waterproof textile. 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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