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Arc'teryx Altra 65 Pack

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The Arc'teryx Altra 65 pack is built for gear-heavy weekends or light-and-fast multiday trips. Its hybrid design unites a supportive suspension with lightweight materials and breathable comfort.

  • Backpacker April ’10 proclaims, "Until they make a pack that walks behind you, get the Altra. The key to comfort: the best hipbelt we've ever tested."
  • Highly breathable AC2 MonoFrame™ system creates a direct link between spine, suspension and bag
  • Rotating Load Transfer Disc™ allows the hipbelt to pivot, following your natural movements for agility and stability
  • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps feature a core layer of perforated, air-permeable foam lined with breathable mesh for next-to-the-skin comfort
  • Injection-molded GridLock™ shoulder strap adjustment is laminated to the MonoFrame, allowing personalized adjustments to be made both vertically and horizontally
  • Thermoformed, triple-density hipbelt promotes airflow and evaporative cooling
  • Aeroform™ back panel features small peaks and valleys and nylon mesh for cooling airflow
  • Suspension is bonded directly to the pack body for comfort and stability; features twin removable aluminum stays
  • Removable and expandable top lid comes with 2 zippered compartments and a map pocket
  • Extendable collar with drawcord adds capacity to the main compartment for handling large loads
  • Top-loading pack design also features a full-length, inverted-U zipper, allowing quick access to the main compartment through the front panel
  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve with port and hose clip for drinking tube (reservoir sold separately)
  • Front kangaroo pocket is perfect for stashing gear you may need in a hurry
  • 2 stretch-mesh side pockets with elastic drawcords secure water bottles
  • 4 external compression straps let you cinch down your load for jostle-free carrying; padded compression wings and micro daisy chains allow additional storage configurations
  • Silicone- and polyurethane-coated pack body is made of 100-denier Invista HD Mini Ripstop™ nylon and 210-denier Ripstorm™ nylon
  • Pack base is made of burly, 420-denier Invista HD plain weave nylon
  • Arc'teryx Altra 65 pack features a padded bottom, Hypalon™ trim and reinforced high-wear areas to bolster durability


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Arc'teryx Altra 65 Pack Specs
Best use
Lightweight backpack
65 / 68 liter
3,967 / 4,150 cubic inches
4 lbs. 13.5 oz. / 5 lbs. 1 oz.
2.2 / 2.3 kilograms
17.5 - 19.5 / 19.5 - 21.5 inches
32 - 37 / 32 - 37 inches
Silicone and polyurethane coated mini ripstop nylon
Aluminum/plastic/EVA foam
Top / Panel
7 + main compartment
Frame type
Backpack style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Weight - metric
Adjustable torso
Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
Frame material
Number of stays
Suspended mesh back panel
Pack loading
Pack access
Number of exterior pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Raincover included

Arc'teryx Altra 65 Pack

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Arc'teryx Altra 65 Packis rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5byfromGreat PackStarted out a 5 day hike around 40lbs. Finished around 30. Pack was great the whole trip. Seams like you can just keep filling it. Which makes it easy to overload. If anything I'll be trying to lighten my gear. Pack did good in light rain, put on a duck back for heavy rain. I bought the large duck back, the medium would probably fit tighter. Looking forward to years of use, everything on this pack seems very durable, I think that's why it's a little heavier than other packs it's size. Tough as nails though.
Date published: 2012-09-17

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