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Arc\'teryx Altra 50 Pack


    Arc'teryx Altra 50 Pack

    The Arc'teryx Altra 50 pack is sized for light-and-fast weekends or gear-heavy, one-day adventures. This workhorse pack combines an advanced, breathable harness with a sturdy frame and light weight. See details

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    The Arc'teryx Altra 50 pack is sized for light-and-fast weekends or gear-heavy, one-day adventures. This workhorse pack combines an advanced, breathable harness with a sturdy frame and light weight.

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    The Arc'teryx Altra 50 pack is sized for light-and-fast weekends or gear-heavy, one-day adventures. This workhorse pack combines an advanced, breathable harness with a sturdy frame and light weight.

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    The Arc'teryx Altra 50 pack is sized for light-and-fast weekends or gear-heavy, one-day adventures. This workhorse pack combines an advanced, breathable harness with a sturdy frame and light weight.

    • Highly breathable suspension system creates a direct link between spine, suspension and bag
    • Suspension is bonded directly to the pack body for comfort and stability; features twin removable aluminum stays and an HDPE framesheet for reliable load support
    • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps feature a core layer of perforated, air-permeable foam lined with breathable mesh for next-to-the-skin comfort
    • Thermoformed, triple-density hipbelt promotes airflow and evaporative cooling
    • Removable and expandable top lid comes with 2 zippered compartments and a map pocket
    • Floating top lid and extendable collar with drawcord adds capacity to the main compartment for handling large loads
    • Dual side zippers allow quick access to the main compartment through the front panel
    • Features a hydration-reservoir sleeve with port and hose clip for the drinking tube (reservoir sold separately)
    • Front kangaroo pocket is perfect for stashing gear you may need in a hurry; 2 zippered pockets and a map pocket in the top lid organize small items
    • 2 stretch-mesh side pockets with elastic drawcords secure water bottles or energy snacks
    • Compression straps and padded compression wings let you cinch down your load for jostle-free carrying; micro daisy chains for more storage options
    • 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 50 pack features a padded bottom, Hypalon™ trim and reinforced high-wear areas to bolster durability

    Please note: Arc'teryx products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Arc'teryx Altra 50 Pack Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    50 liter53 liter
    3,050 cubic inches3,233 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 4 oz.3 lbs. 6 oz.
    1.48 kilograms1.53 kilograms
    18 - 21 inches20 - 23 inches
    32 - 37 inches36 - 41 inches
    Silicone- and polyurethane-coated mini ripstop nylonSilicone- and polyurethane-coated mini ripstop nylon
    Aluminum/EVA foam/HDPE framesheetAluminum/EVA foam/HDPE framesheet
    Top / PanelTop / Panel
    Top / panelTop / panel
    7 + main compartment7 + main compartment
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    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
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    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
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    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    Arc'teryx Altra 50 Pack

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    Arc'teryx Altra 50 Pack is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor suspension overshadows all else All I can say is, I completely agree with Mistervee's review. I can tell he is on the same odyssey I was once upon: the perfect pack in the 50-60L range. The Altra 50 pack design is superb. The suspension is indeed "inadequate, wimpy, almost non-existent." I have tried to understand who this pack is made for... backpackers who carry 50-55L of foam? 55L of gear generally has some weight to it, and you'd think a company as heralded as Arcteryx would have given this pack a suspension to reflect that. Mine also got returned. And also to Mistervee's point, where's the photo of the suspension? Arcteryx also conveniently leaves it off their own website on this particular pack. Almost as if they're ashamed.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pack design great, but the suspension... The design of the pack is based on the Altra 65, and it's a great pack design. The suspension system however is based more on that of a book bag or daypack. I was looking at this pack for long distance hikes and possible use on the AT, but the suspension is not comfortable enough for day-in, day-out use. I don't think it would be even good for a weekend trip unless you were carrying 15 lbs. or less. I thought this pack had a similar type of pivoting hip belt and comfortable shoulder strap suspension as on the Altra 65, but it DOES NOT. (REI take note: how about showing a photo of the suspension system like you do for so many other packs?) The hip belt is somehow fused to the pack body, is immovable, and the hip belt padding is inadequate at best, wimpy, almost non-existent. The length of the padding on the belt barely wraps over the hip crests at all. The same type of thin foam is used on the shoulder straps also. Considering this is part of the award winning Altra pack series, and it has a 50 liter capacity, I was expecting a suspension system that could carry at least 25± pounds...maybe even 30. The pack itself could hold this much stuff easily; the pack body, hood, and other components are rarin' to go. If only the suspension could keep up. With a better suspension system and with the option of adding a little more volume with the top sleeve (I'm thinking resupply here), I would have kept this for sure, even if it weighed a few extra ounces. I'm looking for a light but comfortable carry. As it is however, I'm returning this and looking for another pack in the 50-60 liter range.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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