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Salewa Ascent 35L Backpack

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Tech Specs

400D x 400D nylon, 200D nylon
35L (2136cu in)
Air Fit
Waist Belt:
Hydration Compatible:
front panel, top
[external] 2 side, 1 hip belt, 1 front compartment, [internal] 1 valuables
Ice Axe Carry:
Trekking Pole Carry:
Rain Cover:
25.2 x 9.8 x 9.8in
Claimed Weight:
2lb 14oz
Recommended Use:
hiking & camping
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Ascend with the Ascent.

The trail doesn't stop until the summit, and neither do you, especially with Salewa's Ascent 32 Backpack comfortably carrying your hiking gear. Its Air Fit suspension system places cushy mesh everywhere your body touches for a highly breathable ride through summer's warmer weather. The Ascent is a traditional top loader with the straps tucked securely in the side pockets so they don't snag on any branches.

Salewa equipped the Ascent 32 with everything hikers want for convenience on the trail, and even a few features for random ice climbing days. There's a hydration port for your reservoir's hose to slide through, and the rain cover protects your gear in case some wet weather passes overhead. The Ascent also features attachments for trekking poles or ice axes, and there are multiple pockets for versatile organization.

  • Air Fit suspension system
  • Top and front panel access
  • Nylon fabrics
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Hydration system compatible with hose port
  • Side, hip, and front pockets
  • Trekking pole loops
  • Side compression straps
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Will the gear loops at the bottom fit ice axes and tools? They look awfully small, like for trekking poles only.

Killer, minimalist pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Lightweight, minimal pockets, but enough where it counts. Back is incredibly well ventilated due to a thin, taut mesh liner with about 1" of space to the main pack. It was easy to adjust, even though my torso is fairly short for a 6' tall guy.

I carried this on a four-day hut-to-hut hike through the alps, on which I foolishly brought my sleeping bag. Even then, I still had plenty of room for mutliple days of clothing (whole spectrum from shorts to down jackets). I even packed this into my large (95L) North Face duffel for the trip over with a few pairs of street clothes/shoes. The light suspension frame didn't get in the way.

The rain shield pocket is nice. The shield itself isn't great. Waterproofing is mediocre and it doesn't quite seal tightly to the top of the bag since there's no clip/attachment of any kind. Plus, the back isn't covered, so water also seeps in from there. I didn't find it to be that big of a deal. My stuff was sorta wet on the first day, so I just lined it with a trash bag on day 2 and had no issues. The combo of top flap and rain cover kept things from seeping into the main compartment.

My friends carried the Arcteryx Brize 32, and though it was a touch (4oz) lighter, my suspension system and hip pads were much nicer (esp right pocket) and the back more breathable. The Brize rain shield and compartment design def trumped this, since the Ascent 35 really only has one main compartment, a small zip pouch and the top flap. Still, given the price differential, this one def wins.

Killer, minimalist pack

Amazing Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this backpack last August. I will admit, I have never owned a Salewa product before and I was skeptical of the quality. HOWEVER, I could fell the quality as soon as I took it out of the box and it instantly became my go to pack for almost everything from day hikes to carry on luggage. I have mainly used it for day hikes and it has been a perfect option for what I need. It has been with me on numerous trips out west. I added a platypus bladder for hydration and the integration was seamless. The back pouch is also the perfect size for my I pad so I have used this bag as my carry on when traveling and it has been perfect. I was so impressed by the quality of this product that I immediately purchased the 28 for my wife.
If you are like me and your back starts to sweat with the mere thought of wearing a backpack then this is the perfect bag. I have never owned a backpack with such amazing airflow to the back. Its worth getting this bag for that fact alone. I LOVE that it comes with a built in rain cover, that has come in handy so many times when I was not expecting to need it.
Hands down the best pack I have ever owned. Exceptional quality.

Nice Backpack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fits great. Sits high. Quality is very good. Bought it for a trip to Iceland later next month. Was worried because there are no pics anywhere of the back and being a middle-aged guy with a middle-aged back I really wanted something with a good support system. This pack has a flexible mesh support frame with lower lumbar padding in addition to upper padding. It is an awesome value on sale. Hopefully the photos upload and the great mystery of what a Salewa backpack rear panel looks like will be revealed.

Update: Took the backpack to Iceland. Its a great climbing backpack that seems to "lose weight" when you are ascending. It survived being a checked bag too.

Nice Backpack

What is the torso and waist size range on this backpack?

Andrew, not really an answer but, wanted you to know I am working on figuring it out. The Italian's from Salewa dont have that info as they dont really use it in Europe. I am trying to get our rep to grab it though because here in the U.S. we definitely use it as a fit guide.