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Catalyst 35L

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Catalyst 35L
Manufacturer: REI

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With a slim shape, this new weekend adventure pack features a compression flap and strap system for carrying winter gear or climbing equipment. Unique fabric flaps and webbing straps hold a snowboard, crampons, shovel or other gear--or flip to the side for securing skis Fixed top lid has two zippered pockets--one on top, one underneath--to keep essentials close at hand Main compartment offers both top-loading and side-zip access; adjustable compression straps secure the load for jostle-free carrying Internal sleeve accommodates the hydration reservoir of your choice; dual exit ports allow drinking tube to routed on either side of pack Quick-drying waistbelt and shoulder straps feature suspension mesh that is cool and comfortable, plus sloughs off snow and dirt Curved, padded shoulder straps with sternum strap, and padded hipbelt with stabilizer straps help distribute the weight evenly High-density polyethylene (HDPE) framesheet curves to fit the shape of your back and protects it from bulky, pointy loads Along with the HDPE sheet, an aluminum Y-split mono-stay provides frame support Two adjustable ice axe loops, two side tool loops, gear loops and a daisy chain let you attach extra gear Two mesh ''cockpit'' pockets on waistbelt provide a handy place for frequently accessed items such as sunscreen, lipbalm or snacks

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: barefooter, 2005-02-11

I went to REI looking for a narrow pack that wouldn't get in the way when hiking through narrow slots between boulders or around trees but would still hold all my climbing gear(i.e. harness, rope, trad rack). Well luckily REI recently came out with the Catalyst and it does all that and more. It is very, very adjustable from when it is nearly empty and you tighten all the straps down or fill it to the brim and hang stuff all over the outside you can still get it to hug you body and be comfortable. The pockets on the waiste belt are very handy for a knife, keys or food. The gear loops are also great for any weird things that us climbers can come up with to clip to them. I'm just really stoked on the versatility of this pack and there's no beating the price for a pack of this caliber.

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