New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)Similar to High Peaks Rapid 40, the Rapid 35 backpack is a lighter version ideally designed for versatile lightweight ski and snow sports, 4 season trekking and paddling. The Rapid 35 weighs in at 3 lbs. 2 oz. and is made of high performance nylon. The vario adjustment system will fit a wide range of users. Skis or trekking poles can be held in place with heavy duty reinforced web straps at the bottom of the pack and double locking compression straps at the top. The Rapid 35 also has the aluminum Y stay system designed to carry loads without putting extra weight on the users back. All buckles used in the Alpinizmo series are hollow and high-grade, zippers are YKK and all systems are hydration ready.