The best technical backpack based on price must be the Mountain Hardwear South Col Backpack designed for advanced climbers for day and multi day trips. This best technical backpack from Mountain Hardwear has dual density foam padded shoulder and hip straps that help to distribute weight evenly along with the help of an HDPE framesheet with its alloy shaping rod that transfers load the hips. The Mountain Hardwear South col backpack has an hydration compatible design which features space for a reservoir pocket and double drink tubes.
This technical backpack has a compression molded back panel that balances ventilation and enhances user comfort. The top loading main compartment has an under lid rope attachment with a rugged front tarp for added protection from the elements. The dual axe-s toggle holds either an ice axe or trek pole for easy access, whilst the 3 point haul system and daisy chain allows you to attach alpine gear on the outside of the pack. Buy this Mountain Hardwear South col backpack for $270.
|Approximate volume||4,600 cubic inches|
|Approximate volume - metric||75 liters|
|Average weight||4 lbs. 2 oz.|
|Average weight - metric||1.87 kilograms|
|Fits torso||17.5 - 20 inches|
|Fits waist/hips||30 - 34 inches|
|Frame material||HDPE/aluminum alloy perimeter rod|
|Number of stays||1|
|Number of pockets||4 + main compartment|
|Access / Loading||Top|
|Sleeping bag compartment||No|
February 7, 2010 2:53 PM | Bags Backpacks