The choice of climbing guides and serious alpinists. This pack hits the sweet spot with the right balance of durability, versatility, volume and weight for one-day to multi-day climbs. The flexible design lets you add or remove components as needed-including the HardWave suspension-while the highly evolved compression system effectively secures overloads or shrinks the pack down when under loaded.
Flexible design concept allows removing or adding pack components for optimal versatility
Multiple lash points and long compression webbing allow for overloads while effectively reducing volume as needed to keep any size load stable
HardWave suspension conforms comfortably to the curve of your back and distributes weight evenly but is removable for carrying light loads
Large zippered front pocket allows storage of frequently needed items or tools and maintains volume even when main compartment is full
Easy access crampon stash pocket
Super-strong X-Ply Ripstop front panel offers extreme abrasion resistance and tear strength at an incredibly light weight
Intuitive, easy to secure and adjust ice-ax / ice tool carry system with pass through sleeve to conceal picks
Dual-density shoulder straps carry in comfort
Removable padded waist belt, with gear loops, adds stability
Swap the padded waist belt for a webbing belt (included) when carrying lighter loads
Removable top pocket with zippered security pocket inside for valuables
Reinforced grab handle ensures safe hauling when needed
Removable high strength aluminum stay for load support
The choice of guides and serious alpinists; hitting the sweet spot with the right balance of durability, versatility & weight for 1-day to multi-day climbs.
Dretissima 50 is a solid choice I was looking for a year-round pack that would serve many purposes (if there is such a thing) - a pack for XC skiing, fieldwork, hiking, and elk antler hunting (long day-trips). I like the compartments and overall layout and especially like the burly loops on the bottom sides of the pack (perfect for lashing antlers and other items). The pack is very comfortable and fits well - not too big, not too small. I would have rated 5 stars if it had better ventilation (I haven't had a chance to wear it in warmer temperatures yet, just skiing). The zippers are a little tight too but that might be because they are new. I researched many packs and am glad I finally settled on this one. I think it will last a long time. March 24, 2014