|Arc'teryx Nozone Alpine Packs
£150, added Apr/2012, see all Arc'teryx news & reviews
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New for 2012, the ARC'TERYX Nozone Alpine Series are mountain-focused packs for intense use in alpine environments with features that can be stripped down depending on specific activity needs and objectives.
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Tough, lean, light yet robust - the Nozone packs are equally at home climbing, skiing or mountaineering.
Nozone 35L© Arc'teryx, Apr 2012
All three sizes of pack feature the new Arc'OnTM suspension system, which utilizes aspects of the award winning AC2 and Bora suspensions to create a lightweight, low profile, suspension that carries exceptionally well with minimum sway or load slop. At the heart of the system is a laminated back-panel, with a frame-sheet fused with the external bag. Padded lumbar and shoulder areas allow for breathability, with moisture regulating materials keeping dampness controlled, for added comfort in warmer climates. Twin aluminium removable stays provide customizable support, yet they can be stripped out retaining the structural integrity.
Ski and crampons are easily attached to the compression straps and bungee cord system, the P'ax one hand ice axe attachment slips under the front kangaroo pocket, minimizing risk and offering easy access: just one buckle holds the axe in place. The clever cord closure of the main compart-ments opens with two marked pull loops, big enough to handle with gloves.
Colour pairings are also intuitive, blending with the past range of gear and adding accents of high colour visibility that is integral to Arc'teryx.
NoZone 35: Weight 1000 g, stripped weight 756 g (£150)
A smaller volume, tough and tested traditional alpine specialist day pack with bomber technical textiles that won't tip the scale. Strippable components allow it to be lightened even further.
NoZone 55: Weight 1400 g, stripped weight 980 g (£180)
A mid-size climbing specialist designed for the traditional alpine approach. Minimalist alpine features include the ability to strip it down to bare essentials or load it up for bigger exploits.
NoZone 75: Weight 1700 g, not strippable (£250)
Built to be incredibly light yet as robust as possible, this climbing specialist is designed for the professional or expert alpine user. Its lightweight yet high strength allows the user to carry a bigger load more comfortably. Technical textiles withstand long-term abuse, and dual haul points aid dragging it up the route.
All are available in short, regular and tall back lengths.
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