Built for a big day or for multiday travel in the backcountry, the Descensionist Pack 40L is made for going fast and light in the mountains without sacrificing the essentials; dedicated compartment with quick access to snow safety tools.
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Burly Shell Fabric Resists AbrasionBurly, 420-denier recycled nylon shell resists abrasion and the elements without weighing you down
Harness is Breathable for Long ApproachesHighly breathable harness and back panel made for long approaches
Benefits of Roll-Top ClosureRoll-top closure manages smaller loads and expands to accommodate bigger days
Pocket and Sleeve DetailsSnow safety-tool pocket with organization sleeves
Multiple Carry OptionsInternal and external ice-tool carry options
Versatile Strap SystemDynamic strap system carries skis and snowboards in an A-frame, vertical or cross position, but is removable to save weight
Keep Essentials CloseAccessory pocket inside the snow safety-tool pocket keeps a ski strap and snow science essentials at hand
Country of OriginMade in Vietnam.
Weight1,289 g (2 lbs 13 oz)
- Body: 5.8-oz 420-denier 100% recycled nylon ripstop
- Lining: 3-oz 200-denier 100% recycled polyester
- Both with a PU coating
- Body fabric is certified as bluesign® approved
1289 g (2 lbs 13.5 oz) 40L (2441 cu in)
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