New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)This ultra-slick backpack is great for carrying extremely heavy loads and has the features to make your week in the backcountry as comfortable as a week at the spa. The adjustable-tension pivoting hipbelt saves energy ont he flats yet tightens easily for great stability on talus or rough terrain.
Balance DLT Butterfly aluminum frame with direct load transfer to the pivoting hipbelt.
4-position back length adjustment
2-layer high-density EVA pack padding, hip and shoulder straps with laminated stretch fabric cover for comfort
extemdable and removeable top-lid converts to a hip-pack for daytrips and summit hikes.
Large, zippered front access to the main pack compartment
Large front pocket
Separate bottom compartment with zip in/out divider
2 stretch side pockets
2 ice tool/trekking pole loops
compression straps clip on the side or on front for carrying gear
Hydration system compatible