Weight: -3 lb. 9 oz. / 1.62 kg. 3 lb. 12 oz. / 1.70 kg. 3 lb. 15 oz. / 1.79 kg. -
Pack Capacity: -2575 cu. in. / 42 L 2800 cu. in. / 46 L 3050 cu. in. / 50 L -
Good For: -Alpine Climbing -
Durable, comfortable and versatile, this is our workhorse four-season climbing pack
Fabric Accent: HardWear™ X-Ply Ripstop
Body Fabric: 420D HD Nylon
Body Fabric Content: 100% nylon
Fabric Bottom: 840D HT Ballistic Nylon
Pack Weight Small: 3 lb. 9 oz. / 1.62 kg.
Pack Weight Medium: 3 lb. 12 oz. / 1.70 kg.
Pack Weight Large: 3 lb. 15 oz. / 1.79 kg.
Pack Capacity Small: 2575 cu. in. / 42 L
Pack Capacity Medium: 2800 cu. in. / 46 L
Pack Capacity Large: 3050 cu. in. / 50 L
Pack Dim Medium: 28 in X 14 in X 12 in / 71 cm X 36 cm X 30 cm
Pack Dim Large: 30 in X 14 in X 12 in / 76 cm X 36 cm X 32 cm
Pack Torso Small: 15.0 in. - 18.0 in. / 38 cm - 46 cm
Pack Torso Medium: 17.0 in. - 20.0 in. / 43 cm - 51 cm
Pack Torso Large: 19.5 in. - 22.5 in. / 50 cm - 57 cm
Pack Waist Small: 27 in - 31 in / 69 cm - 79 cm
Pack Waist Medium: 30 in - 35 in / 76 cm - 89 cm
Pack Waist Large: 34 in - 39 in / 86 cm - 99 cm
Flexible design concept allows suspension and bag components to be removed to significantly reduce weight when not needed
Versatile Alpine suspension provides outstanding stability, comfort and support
Highly functional Alpine Compression Strap System with glove-friendly buckles secures overloads, effectively shrinks pack to minimal volume, and tucks away inside front panel pocket when not needed
Skirt extension adds 375 cu. in. / 6L of carrying capacity when needed
FlapTop design allows pack to be used without the top lid with no compromise in compression or weather-protection
Durable Dyneema front panel offers lash points for all kinds of mountaineering gear
Removable top pocket has webbing loops on top and rope strap underneath
Ski-friendly feature set including ski loops and shovel space in front pocket
Can be upgraded to optional BMG low-profile FitLock hipbelt for extra support with very heavy loads
Swipe for more technologies
I have used this pack a few times on short excursions and it seemed very durable and has great functionality. It's unfortunate that after only two 13 mile days on the Lost Coast, CA that the waistbelt rubbed me raw. On the second day I applied tape to the affected area and it burned right through. This problem could be solved by replacing the waistbelt but the pack is just generally uncomfortable. This seems to be the consensus based on many people I've spoken with regarding MH packs. Great function, but uncomfortable. I had planned on using this pack for a 280 mile trip through the Sierra Nevada this summer but am now looking to replace it.
June 13, 2012
Bag held up through epic trip
I took the Direttissima™ 46 though Cove Canyon which is in the Western most part of the Grand Canyon's North Rim. The bag was the heaviest I have ever had with canyoneering gear, backpacking gear, and packrafting gear all stuffed into it for a 3 day adventure.
The bag was comfortable on my shoulders and there is no visible wear and tear after scraping it across rocks and canyon walls for 11 hours a day.
The attachment features made it easy to access and store PFD, ropes, harnesses, webbing, and more which I had to transition to and from numerous times throughout the trip.
May 29, 2012
the REAL DEAL
Ok, so I don't normally go out of my way to write gear reviews....Im a busy guy just like everyone else, wife and kids, long job hours while I crave time above treeline.. but I was particularly moved to follow-up on this pack.
I'm a 35 year old, fairly athletic, climber, mountaineer....and occasionally a family style hiker with the kids. I have a quiver of packs, some from MHW and some from the "other" companies.
My mountaineering pack, my trail running pack, my bike commuting pack are all sort-of ho-hum nothing special. They do their job well and are comfortable. I have always struggled to find the perfect climbing pack. The marriage of form and function with an ability to strip the weight down on the fly is essential.
The Dirretisima 46 is an amazing performer in this category. I was little turned-off by the white color at first, but it seems to perform well despite the mixed climbing mud fest I can put things through....it's wicked touch as a crampon back panel and the "hideaway" compression straps are amazing for being there when you need them. The frame sheet and padding are all adequate....and even with a moderate load of 22lbs, the regular nylon webbing belt wasnt too bad for a few hours....I would definitely put on the heavier belt for more weight or more time on the approach.
I'm tentative to try out new technologies in pack function, like the exterior shovel pocket or those hidden compression straps, they often have been the sort of gimmicky thing that disappointed me in the past....but this was a real performer. A large shovel ie the bigger BD Deploy is a very tight fit, but my smaller shovel fit with room to spare. I imaging it would be even tighter if someone bought the smaller size pack(I wear a large)..Sizing is true to fit...looking forward to more vertical adventures and I'll be sure to update the review then...thanks MHW- great job on this one
May 2, 2012
Good all around climber's pack
i used this pack for a multil pitch climb in colorado. the pack has an additional light weight belt that's easy to change, which is a great feature, use the sturdier belt to hall rope and rack to the base of the climb. switch out the waist belt and you've got plenty of room for your harness and access to gear. ice climber? simply move the compression straps to the outside and strap on the crampons. the ice tool holders are well made and sturdy, this pack can take some abuse. Bomber!
January 9, 2012
This is a sweet pack I have a bunch of MHW packs actually. I use the BMG guiding Denali expeditions and it is the perfect pack for that to say the least. The Direttisama is my go to pack for climbing and guiding in the Tetons and in the Utah and Arizona Desert. It carries heavy dense loads very well. It is also really durable.
December 7, 2011
My go to pack for the Grand
Amazingly functional pack for climbing/skiing/mountaineering. MH has really outdone themself this time. Past packs have been too flimsy and included unnecessary features, this pack is solidly built and includes the core features you need. Only down side is the white front gets dirty if you are climbing through chimneys, etc.
October 6, 2011
Held up with 35 lbs
Took it on it's maiden trip this past weekend up in the eastern sierra. The pack carried the weight well for 2 days, with only a bit of sagging by end of day 2. I would maybe buy the upgradable hip-belt for heavier loads. Functionality was excellent. Good dual purpose compression straps. I even like the intuitive buckling configurations, considering how many there are.
June 17, 2011