Its great to support a US based manufacturer and even better when they are from our home State of Maine. We are about to test out a new pack from Hyperlite Mountain Gear. These packs are super light weight but waterproof, which makes them perfect for using in bad weather or on a boat where spray and breaking waves can be an issue. Can’t wait to test it on the upcoming trip to the Russia Far East!
Details from the Hyperlite website
Having been all over the world, including Antarctica, the 2400 Ice Pack is the choice pack for technical ice climbing, sport climbing or alpine day trips. Weighing in at 33.8 oz (958 grams), this 40 liter, minimalist designed climbing pack has everything you’ll need for carrying ropes, rack, crampons, helmets, and winter clothing for alpine adventures.
The 2400 Ice Pack is constructed from our Cuben/50d Poly hybrid fabric and includes two vertical daisy chains, four side compression straps, a spectra hardline crampon patch with shock cord crampon keeper, two ice axe holders, y-top compression over the roll-top closure, two vertical compression straps, an internal zippered pocket, and a removable hip-belt with optional pockets or gear loops with slots for ice clippers.
New features for 2014 include fully sealed side seams for improved water resistance, a more durable double-reinforced 150d pack bottom, added hip-belt length and the optional re-designed hip-belt pockets for improved utility. Recommended carrying capacity range for this pack is 20-40 lbs and as with all HMG packs, a rain cover is not required, however we do highly recommend Cuben fiber stuff sacks to compartmentalize your gear and as an added level of water resistant security.
Note: This pack can be custom-fitted to carry skis upon telephone request.
2.1lbs : 33.8oz : 958g