Mountain Hardwear PCT 55 L Pack - Men's

Color:Black Spruce
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Designed for long days and heavy loads, the men's 55-liter Mountain Hardwear PCT pack provides all-day comfort with its breathable trampoline back and an ergonomically efficient 3D pivoting hipbelt.

  • Features

    • Dual-density shoulder straps are contoured for maximum comfort and include an adjustable, removable sternum strap with integrated whistle
    • 3D spacer mesh trampoline-style back panel keeps the pack body away from your body, for increased cooling, breathability and comfort
    • Internal steel hoop frame and fiberglass T-bar handles heavy loads with ease
    • Hoverbelt hipbelt moves independently from the back panel in all 3 planes, better matching the movement of your hips while you walk, allowing for efficient, comfortable carry
    • Especially over long distances, this increased efficiency translates to less fatigue and soreness at the end of the day
    • Main pack body can be accessed from the top or via the large zippered front panel
    • Internal hanging hydration sleeve has its own shoulder straps and can be removed to use as a stealth summit pack or daybag
    • Floating top lid adjusts upward to accommodate overloads in the main compartment and can be removed completely for lightweight excursions
    • The lid has 2 zippered pockets for optimal gear organization and easy access; a key clip is located inside one of the pockets
    • Front shove-it pocket expands to accommodate gear like camp shoes and extra layers; also incorporates a large, secure zippered pocket for even more organization options
    • Once gear is in place, a side zipper allows access to the depths of the shove-it pocket without first having to loosen the pack's compression straps
    • 2 hipbelt pockets provide storage for on-the-go necessities like sunscreen and energy bars
    • 2 large side-mounted water bottle pockets can each be loaded with a bottle sitting straight up, or angled forward for easier access while moving
    • Ample rain skirt keeps water, snow and dust from entering the main pack body from above and allows the pack to be overfilled
    • Quick-draw loops allow the skirt to go from tightly closed to fully opened in a fraction of a second
    • Includes 2 attachment loops for ice axes or trekking poles; loops and keepers can be tucked into pockets when not in use, helping to avoid snags
    • Internal sleeping bag divider shelf can be dropped out of the way if desired
    • Main pack body and bottle pockets are made of tough 210-denier high-tenacity ripstop recycled nylon, easily fending off brush snags and rock abrasion
    • Bottom of pack is made of 500-denier CORDURA® air-textured nylon yarns for maximum abrasion resitance and durability
    • Hypalon patches add additional durability to high-wear areas


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Frame Type

    Internal Frame

    Gear Capacity (L)

    55 liters

    Gear Capacity (cu. in.)

    3,356 cubic inches


    S/M: 4 lbs. 2.2 oz.

    M/L: 4 lbs. 2.5 oz.

    Adjustable Torso Length


    Fits Torso Length (in.)

    S/M: 16-19 inches

    M/L: 18-21 inches

    Fits Waist/Hips

    S/M: 29-48 inches

    M/L: 31-51 inches


    Shell: 210-denier ripstop recycled nylon; base: 420-denier CORDURA nylon

    Frame Material

    Spring steel

    Number of Stays

    1 peripheral hoop

    Reservoir Compatible


    Suspended Mesh Back Panel


    Pack Access

    Top / Panel

    Number of Exterior Pockets

    3 + main compartment

    Hipbelt Pockets


    Removable Daypack



    S/M: 29.5 x 15.7 x 15 inches

    M/L: 31.1 x 15.7 x 13.4 inches




    Contains recycled materials

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