Arc'teryx Altra 48 Backpack

Priced: $244.99 - $289.00
Arc'teryx Altra 48 Backpack -
The Altra 48 LT Backpack for women by Arc'teryx is the consummate backpack for all those outdoor adventurers who need to be able to pack all the essentials they will need and still be comfortable under load. The ergonomic shape and C2 Composite construction system are essential for making the Arc'teryx Altra 48 LT Backpack so very comfortable to wear. This fantastic backpack comes with a twin 6005 T-6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays, double chamber and extendable top lid to help you stay organized and give you easy access. This pack also has a hydration sleeve with an external access point, double pull easy open collar cordlock systems, vertical zip access points. The spacious front kangaroo pocket is great for items used most often, internal security pocket is perfect for your keys, ID and phone and wingman one hand easy access pockets for everything else. This pack has a dual P’ax ice tool carry system and rotating load transfer disc to distribute the load to your hips. This pack holds all that you could ever need.


  • Double-pull, easy open collar cordlock systems
  • Extendable collar with drawcord for additional capacity
  • Extendable top lid and extension collar enable you to carry larger loads for multiple days in the backcountry or for weekend travels

Support and Cushioning:

  • Twin 6005 T-6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays are rigid and lightweight to provide structural support


  • Women-specific design takes into account the features of a woman's body for ensured all-day trail comfort


  • Top loading with side access zips
  • Corded zipper pulls
  • Two vertical-zippered access points offer easy access to your gear
  • Removable/ extendable top lid with two zippered compartments


  • Large front kangaroo pocket stashes frequently used items while an internal security pocket holds your keys, phone, or wallet
  • Key clip in lid pocket
  • Wingman pockets make it easy to grab your camera or headlamp one-handed


  • Designed to fit up to 2L bladder


  • Arc'teryx C2 (Composite Construction) suspension system
  • N210r-HT nylon 6, 6 ripstop N500p-HT ATY nylon 6, 6 silicone treated with PU coating N100mr-HT nylon 6
  • Extension collar features 100D nylon mini ripstop fabric that has incredible tear resistance and a silicone coating that sheds moisture
  • Back panel consists of HD 80 foam for support, structure, and comfort against the back while burly double-weave fabric offers strength and durability
  • Body fabric consists of 210D nylon ripstop fabric coated with silicone to shed moisture and provide durability and tear-resistance
  • C²(composite construction) system's minimized construction lamination decreases pack weight and makes the pack sit close to the body, which minimizes load movement and backward pull and increases energy conservation
  • 500D nylon silicone-treated PU fabric in high-wear areas supplies extreme durability and resists dirt, snow, and water pick-up
  • Ergonomically shaped shoulder straps feature 500D nylon with silicone-treated PU fabric for durability and protection, a Hypercell foam for stability and comfort, and SpacerMesh lining for airflow


  • Padded, contoured shoulder straps
  • Padded, breathable hipbelt


  • Internal hydration pocket with zip
  • Hydration compatible (bladder not included) with a hydration sleeve external access point for convenience


  • Adjustable, removable sternum strap
  • Four compression straps - two on each side


  • Pack Suspension Configuration


  • Top grab handle
  • Hose clip
  • Altra 48L is available in short, regular, and tall
  • Dual P'ax ice tool carry system enables one-handed access to your tools
  • Double chamber top lid for easy gear organization and access
  • 6 mini ripstop 6005 -T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays HD 80 foam Stretch Mesh
  • Rotating Load Transfer Disc distributes load to hips
  • Load level adjusters
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Women's Altra 48 LT Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Women's Altra 48 LT Pack.

The Altra 48 Backpack is a three day, 48 liter volume pack constructed with the new C2 Composite Construction system. Space efficient compartments, one-handed timesaving closures and pocket configurations make Altras the lightest weight, fully featured bags in their class. Wingman side pockets wrap over the hip and are accessible without taking off the pack.

The Arc'teryx Women's Altra 48 Backpack rests comfortably on your hips and shoulders from the trailhead through arduous scrambles and all the way to the perfect camping spot in a lush valley. This pack has enough gear space for one, two, or three-night backpacking trips, and it features a C² suspension system that keeps weight to a minimum while providing stability and comfort.

Mountain Gear
Whether you are trekking your favorite local trails or spending the weekend in the woods with your friends, stay fast and light with the women’s specific Altra 48 LT Backpack from ARCTERYX.

Oregon Mountain Community
The Arc'teryx Altra 48 Backpack was designed with trips up to 3 nights long in mind. Don't let this relatively low-volume pack fool you into thinking it can't pack your gear for multi-day trips.
An ideal pack for day trips or light overnight adventures.
Removable and extendable top lid with two zippered pockets.
Kangaroo pocket main compartment with extendable drawcord collar, top compression strap and snap closure.
Top loading main compartment feautres zippered side access.
Two Wingman™ one-handed, easy-access pockets.
P'ax one-hand ax attachment system for easy access to your tools.
Women's-specific design and fit.
, durable fabric.
Top haul handle.
Internal, zippered hydration pocket.
for durable support.
Composite Construction (C2) eliminates back panel layers to reduce weight without compromising the structure or comfort of the pack.
Anatomically contoured, padded shoulder straps for enhanced comfort.
5 cm/2 in webbing hip belt.
Four compression straps help cinch down your load.
ed to fit up to a 2 L bladder.
· N210r-HT 6,6 Ripstop.
· N500p-HT ATY nylon 6,6 silicone treated with PU.
· N100mr-HT nylon 6,6 mini Ripstop with silicon and PU coatings.
· 6005-T6 aluminum M-bar stays.
· HD 800 foam back panel.
· 1.5 kg/53 oz.
· 45 L
· 56 L max.
· 1.53 kg/54 oz.
· 49 L
· 60 L max.
· 1.6 kg/56 oz.
· 53 L
· 64 L max.
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Adjustable Torso Length:No
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Technical Daypack
Body Material:210D Nylon 6,6 Ripstop
Bottom Width:18 in
Capacity:Short: 2928 cu in / 48 L Regular: 3050 cu in / 50 L Tall: 3172 cu in / 52 L
Compression:Multiple vertical and horizontal compression straps
Depth:8 in
Detachable Pack:no
Extends To:3172 cubic inches / 52 liter
Frame:C2 (composite construction) system/Rotating Load Transfer Disc distributes load to hips
Gear loops:Dual P'ax ice tool carry systems
Handle Drop:2 1⁄2 in
Handle Length:7 in
Height:23 in
Helmet Carrier:no
Hip Belt:Breathable,Thermoformed triple-density hipbelt
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Hydration sleeve external access point
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Number of Access Points:Vertical zippered access points
Number of Pockets:6
Organization Pocket:yes
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
Padding:HD 80 foam/Hypercell foam/Spacermesh
Pockets:Internal Security Pocket, Kangaroo Pocket with Top Compression Strap and Snap Closure, Two Wingman One-Handed Easy Access Pockets
Primary Access:Top Access
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:yes
Sleeping Bag Compartment:no
Strap Drop:16 in
Strap Length:32 in
Suspension:Internal Frame
Trekking Pole Loops:no
Volume:3050 cubic inches / 50 liter
Weight:Short: 47 oz / 1335 g Regular: 49 oz / 1395 g Tall: 52.4 oz / 1485 g
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