Supportive on the approach and superlight for the summit.
As the biggest offering in Gregory's Alpinisto lineup, the Alpinisto 50 Backpack is the ideal gear hauler for those more gear-intensive ascents and overnight summit bids. The basic rucksack design is optimized for alpine climbing and is supported by Gregory's Fusion Flex suspension system to keep the pack comfortable when you're hauling heavy loads of food, gear, and rocks (hey, training is important) up the mountain.
When saving weight and covering serious vert take precedence over comfort and support, the framesheet, single aluminum stay, top lid, and hip belt can all be removed from to trim an additional pound and a half from the pack's total weight, which adds up over long distances (you'll save of full ton of lifting over 1,300 steps, if that helps put things in perspective). Gregory rigged the front of the Alpinisto with a front crampon pocket, dual ice axe attachment points, and dual ski carry straps, so you'll easily be able to carry all the gear you need whether you're ice climbing, mountaineering, or ski touring. There's also zippered hydration pocket, rope straps and haul loops for climbing trips, and a sled-pull attachment on the hip belt to make it easy to tug gear behind you on long approaches and hut trips.
- Fusion Flex suspension
- Removable aluminum stay and framesheet
- Top and side access
- Removable lid and hipbelt
- Zippered hydration hose port (reservoir sold separate)
- Zippered top pocket and front crampon pocket
- Dual ice axe attachment points and dual ski slots
- Sled pull attachment points on hipbelt
- Rope strap and haul loops
- Q & A
I see this carrys skis... does it have a place to strap boots onto as well for those of us snowshoeing in?
Could you please tell me possibility to purchase this pack from Tokyo, Japan ?
Sir packs'a lot
Picked this pack up for touring with my hubs. He has a split board and accompanies me ski touring. This bag fit 3 days worth of gear and our whole tent inside-minimal clothing but a whole heck of a lot of gear can fit in here. He said the straps were comfortable. The bag was stable. Lots of extra features/ski/ice axe storage. Great great bag. Here he is on our way down after a snack break.