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The Patagonia Ascensionist 45L Pack is an alpine climbing pack for multiday trips up the mountain. The Ascensionist has a sleek look with no-frills so you can push it to the top without worrying about hauling extra weight or getting your gear caught. Compress the load with the side webbing straps or strap your skis in an A-frame to the sides for the trip upwards. Attach and protect your ice axes to the outside of the pack via the tool pocket at the bottom of the pack. Daisy chains are made of thin webbing to reduce weight, but still allow for additional gear to be strapped to the outside. The spindrift collar opens large for stuffing items inside and closes one-handed while the second collar keeps everything protected and allows for overstuffing. A polyurethane coating over all fabrics keep gear dry in nasty weather.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Ascensionist 45L Pack
Spindrift collar opens wide for easy packing; drawcord simultaneously cinches collar and closes lid for a secure seal; additional spindrift collar deploys to protect your gear when you have overstuffed your pack
Aluminum stays with trampoline center give the pack structure and help to support heavy loads, but can be removed for lightweight pursuits
Padded hip belt can be removed to create a simple webbing hip belt
Center sheath ice axe carry system accommodates a wide assortment of axes
Daisy chains on front and side panels provide lashing options; compression straps on sides help manage different size loads
Zippered pocket on lid provides easy access to small items
100% Nylon semi-dull double ripstop
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Suspension / Stays:
Load-Lifter Straps, Sternum Strap, Hip Belt, Removable Hip Belt, Compression Straps
Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine
45 liters / 2746 cubic inches
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. It's cute to think of a fabric as being afraid of water. Now if only they could make a bearphobic coating. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 4 out of
I can stop buying packs now.Comfortable loaded and breaks down for summit bids. Not the pack for you hippies skipping along the PCT or AT. I don't even want to see a bad review on this pack by one of you. Seriously, go buy a canvas duffel or something organic.
Date published: 2014-04-12
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Does this pack have a hydration bladder pouch?
Asked by: G Backpacker
Thanks for contacting us. This item does not a have a pouch for a hydration bladder.