Arc'teryx Khamski 38 Backpack

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The Arc’teryx Khamski 38 Backpack is a ski and split snowboard backpack for day trips and light overnighters in the backcountry. The light backpanel is thin and flexible with two aluminum stays to transfer the load to your hips, keeping the bag and gear where you want it. At the shoulder straps you’ll find hypercell foam and Spacermesh, together they create comfort and help to reduce moisture. The pack body is high resistant to abrasion and coated with urethane for waterproofness to keep your gear dry. The side zipper allows quicker access to organizational pockets for smaller items. Carry your skis in A-frame or diagonal manner according to your preference, either way still allows for ice axe carry. Get ready to climb up the mountain and hit some fresh powder on the way down.


  • Top/side loading main compartment with double-pull, easy-open collar cordlock system; extendable, silicone-coated collar and removable top lid add capacity
  • 100D nylon mini ripstop extendable collar with silicone coating


  • A-frame or diagonal ski / split snowboard carry options


  • Anatomically shaped, hypercell foam shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap; laminated hipbelt with 50mm webbing
  • When carrying heavy loads, the 6005-T6 grade aluminum M-bar stays transfer the weight to the hipbelt; stays are removable for lighter loads and a greater range of motion


  • Top flap and full-length side access

Weather and Wind:

  • Front kangaroo pocket for shovel, probe and snow saw; zippered lid compartment with key clip; small organizer pocket inside full-length side zipper; hidden bottom pocket
  • Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at a snow anchor; dual P'ax ice tool carry system


  • Suspension holds the pack close to the body, minimizing load movement and backward pull for extended comfort and energy-efficient movement under weight


  • Hidden pocket inside the bottom of the pack


  • 420D nylon weave body
  • C2 (composite construction) suspension uses fewer layers in a laminated back panel that is fused directly into the bag to reduce weight while preserving structure and comfort
  • Burly Double Weave back panel cover
  • Designed for efficiency and longevity, this hard-wearing, premium backcountry pack stands up to the elements with AC2 fabric that shrugs off snow and water
  • 420D ACT Fabric nylon with waterproof urethane coating


  • Fits gear, clothing, and other essentials for longs days or light overnighters


  • Four compression straps- two on each side


  • Spacermesh
  • HD80 high-density polyethylene foam back panel
  • Reinforced front panel protects pack from ski edges or abrasion
  • HD 80 Hypercell foam
The Khamski 38 Pack by Arcteryx is made for the true backcountry adventurer. The Arcteryx Khamski 38 Pack is a designed in classic patrol style fashion. This wonderful 38-litre pack has all the technology you will need and a carrying system that is specifically designed for split boards and skis. This pack comes fully equipped with AC2 technology fabric on the top and front panel, which reduces moisture absorption and snow buildup, C2 back panel system that is flexible, light and comfortable, M-bar stays for equal weight transfer and stability. This pack is overstuffable if needed while still allowing you easy access to safety tools, first aid kits or other equipment. This pack is built for the long haul.

You can carry all you need for a full day of backcountry riding with the Arc'teryx Khamski 38 Backpack and do it in comfort. The double aluminum stays and high-density foam back panel keep the load stable and supported on your back. Hypercell anatomic shoulder straps with Spacermesh and a laminated padded hip-belt ensure distribution on the hips for back- and shoulder-saving comfort. An adjustable sternum strap helps with stabilization. 

Construction-wise, this pack is burly as they come, with abrasion-resistant body and waterproof, air-permeable urethane coating on both sides. The back panel has stretch woven fabric for next-to-body comfort, and the collar is coated with silicone for water-resistance. 
Talk about features: this pack has designated pockets for shovel, probe, snow saw, and snow-science kit. Attach your board(s) with A-frame or diagonal carries, and put your ice tool in the Dual P'Ax system.Access all your goods with the full-length zip or from the top flap. Now just cinch down the compression straps, and break trail.
For the true backcountry user, the new Arc'teryx Khamski is a classic patrol style pack with a twist: revolutionary pack fabric technology and a carry system for skis and split boards only, intended for the modern purist.
Technical Heritage.
AC2 technology fabric in the top and front panel easily manages all snow conditions without concern for moisture absorption or snow accumulation. In combination with 420D nylon 6,6 plain weave main body textile, the result is a hardwearing premium backcountry pack that will stand up to long term use.
Game Changer.
The back panel on the Khamski is a thin, flexible yet comfortable C2 system. Comfortable and light, M-bar stays transfer the weight to the hip for stable carrying when the body is in motion but can be removed for lighter loads and a greater range of movement.
The Khamski is a guide's best friend. They can overstuff, carry extra weight and yet maintain instant access to safety tools, first aid kits and snow equipment without feeling the burden. Organizational pockets aid access & speedy transitions.

The Arcteryx Khamski 38L Backpack is for the backcountry user. It is a classic patrol style pack with a twist: revolutionary pack fabric technology and a carry system for skis and split boards only, intended for the modern purist.


A classic patrol-style pack with a waterproof twist, the Arc'teryx Khamski 38 ski pack will delight backcountry purists with moisture-shedding fabric and a carry system for skis and splitboards.


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Backpack Features:Waterproof, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Technical Daypack
Bag style:Snowsports
Capacity:Short: 2075 cu in / 34 L Regular: 2258 cu in / 37 L Tall: 2441 / 40 L
Care:Surface clean only
Compression:Four compression straps
Construction:Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness; Rigid, formed backpanel provides support and structure while remaining comfortable against the back
Dimensions:1.38 kilograms
Dimensions - metric:1.39 kilograms
Extend To:2990 cubic inches / 49 liter
Fits torso:40 liters
Fits waist/hips:2,258 cubic inches
Frame type:Backpack
Gear capacity (L):Backpack
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Internal
Hip Belt:yes
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:420ACT fabric / 420D HD Plain Weave with PU coating
Number of Access Points:Top load and side access
Number of exterior pockets:2,441 cubic inches
Pack Attachment Configuration:Dual P'ax one-hand axe attachment system-allows for one-handed access to tools, A-Frame or diagonal ski/split snowboard carry options
Pack Compression Strap Configuration:Four compression straps - two on each side
Pack Design & Construction:Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping off at a snow anchor
Pack Lid Configuration:Removable/ extendable top lid with zippered compartment, Key clip in lid pocket
Pack Pocket Configuration:Kangaroo pocket, Main compartment pocket, Internal security pocket with key clip, Hidden pocket inside bottom of the pack
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
Pack loading:3 lbs. 1 oz.
Padding:HD 80 foam back panel/ Hypercel foam padding
Shoulder Straps:Padded
Suspension:Arc'teryx C2 suspension system
Technical Features:Weather resistant, Durable
Volume:2441 cubic inches / 40 liter
Weight:(Short) 1.32 kg / 47 oz ; (Regular) 1.38 kg / 49 oz ; (Tall) 1.39 kg / 49 oz
Weight - metric:37 liters

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