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South Col Backpack - 4200-5000cu in

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Ed Viestrus designed the Mountain Hardwear South Col Backpack for guiding on Everest. He wanted one pack to go from base camp to the summit, and this is it. Ultralight 100D Cordura construction and a super-clean design helps this large 4600cu inch pack keep its weight under four pounds. Need to go lighter? Just take off the lid, remove the hip-belt, and strip the frame sheet to shave 1 pounds for that summit push. If Ed declares the Mountain Hardwear South Col Backpack good enough for the big E, chances are itll get the job done on your next Mt Rainier trip.

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Fantastic pack 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: RedL, 2011-10-06

This pack is perfect for alpine style ascents. It's very lightweight, simple, and durable. It's got plenty of room. The compression strap system is excellent. It doesn't have a seperate sleeping bag compartment, which I like, but some people might not. The top lid detaches easily so it can be used as a stuff sack. The suspension is geared for fast and light style approaches. It doesn't carry over 55-60lbs very comfortably, but if your carrying loads that big you're probably using a different pack anyways. (It should be noted that the picture displayed is last year's model)

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