New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)The Alpinismo 45 pack is one of the lightest backpacks available, weighing it at only 2 lbs, 10 oz. It is the ideal bag for short trips, peak baggin’ weekends and fast ascents. It features divided compartments for gear storage and easy access as well as a unique EZ Hook adjustable harness system that allows users to customize the fit. The Alpinisom 45 pack also features an advanced harness system specially designed with a contour fit that hugs and conforms to the wearer's body for balanced load carrying and comfort on or off the trail. Deep exterior side pockets hold water bottles securely. The vented back panel is supported by an internal frame and aluminum stays to transfer loads to the hip belt and relieve back pressure. The large top pocket makes for easy access to small items, such as maps and snacks. The durable ripstop and Cordura nylon makes this pack the ideal pack for going the distance.