‘A classy, sleek, technical mountain and alpine pack that carries in a taut, sturdy way and features most of what you need in a well-thought out package. Good all-round technical choice’
Outdoors Magic: Light but sturdy, clean lines, stable, taut, comfortable carry. Useful top-pocket, twin gear loops, neat Headlocker axe points, grippy, snow-hostile moulded back-panel. Decent value and great build quality.
Outdoors Tragic: Fast access to main compartment limited, dangling waist-belt tails if you’re slim, using top-tensioner straps as rope carrier is uncomfortable.
Outdoors Grabbit? Light, stable, sleek and supportive with careful choice of fabrics adding selective toughness, the Alpine Ascent 32 is a dependable mountain all-rounder for anything from general mountain outings through to lightweight alpine days, summer or winter. It carries really well and close with the non-slip back panel helping to keep things planted. That said, access to the main compartment is limited compared to panel-opening packs, the waist-belt tails dangle annoyingly and while you can use the top tensioners to stow a rope, we found it uncomfortable. Those quibbles aside though, it’s an excellent, lightweight technical mountain pack.
Lightweight mountaineering pack / thermo-moulded back system with grip zones / 330D Cross/TriShield Dura/HydroShield zoned fabrics / compression straps / gear loops on hip-belt / top tensioner rope carrier option / zipped top-pocket / zipped top access to main compartment / twin ice axe loops with Headlocker attachments / twin wand bucket pockets / hydration system compatible/ daisy chains on front
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