ARC'TERYX Arrakis 40 - Backpacker

ARC'TERYX Arrakis 40

Scramble around the trail with Granite Gear's ultralight and stable Vapor Flash backpack.

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 2440
Sizes Available 3

 

Smallest Size (Torso Length/Inches) 16
Weight 4 lbs, 2 oz

Light and Stable

"Very stable and simple, with the ability to shrink or expand with your load," wrote one tester after carrying this stripped-down pack on Bryce Canyon's 24-mile Under-the-Rim Trail. He found the flexible, no-stay suspension carried up to 35 pounds well (above that, the weight hangs too much off the shoulders).

The single-compartment packbag is sized just right for mountain layers, a down bag, small tent, pad, ministove, and two to five days of supplies. But it's not completely stripped-down; there are quick-release side compression straps, an extendable top lid, deep stretch wand/bottle pockets, and front compression straps. It's a versatile pack that's in its element on any ultralight trip and especially on scrambles where stability is key. Quibbles: The stretch bottle pockets are tough to reach, and we'd love a pair of pockets on the hipbelt. $180; 3,600 cu. in.; 3 lbs. 1 oz. Granitegear.com

Combining our AC2 technology and convenient RollTop closure, this versatile weather resistant pack is ideal for skiing, cragging and hiking. A large kangaroo pocket effortlessly stows critical gear such as shovel, skins and outerwear. Featuring our GridLock shoulder strap adjustment system, rotating Load Transfer Disc and a low profile hipbelt for easy ski lift or heli-ski loading.

Weather resistant and durable • RollTop closure • Fully seam sealed
• Laminated moulded AC2 Fusion Points • Lunbar pad hipbelt • MonoFrame backpanel • GridLock adjustable shoulder-strap suspension system • Side and front Lash-Ladder™ Fusion Points with removable webbing • Radially formed shoulder straps • Large side access kangaroo pocket with drain hole • Top pocket with key clip • Internal probe/tool pocket • Laminated pigment-dyed WaterTight zips • Top grab handle • Hydration bladder sleeve and hose exit • Hose clip • Adjustable/removable sternum strap • One Axio ice tool holder • 3D shaping • Mini-Security pocket for ID cards, or Recco® system.