Refreshed and revitalized for fall, the Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack is catching the eyes and interest of snow patrollers, touring enthusiasts, and backpack geeks everywhere. It also already won an ISPO award. It is lightweight and stable, waterproof and durable, and offers more options than many new cars. Whether you patrol in Little Cottonwood Canyon (UT), explore Montana backcountry, or spend the weekends hiking, you'll be glad the Khamski 48 shoulders the load comfortably and gracefully.
The body consists of two different fabrics to provide a lightweight, waterproof, and durable shield for your gear. The front consists of 420D ACT nylon fabric treated on both sides with urethane, creating an impermeable barrier for air and water, while the remainder of the pack is constructed from durable 420D plain weave nylon. Removable aluminum M-bar stays offer versatile, lightweight stability; keep the stays in when you're schlepping a heavy load up the mountain and need support, or take them out when you're off on a day hike and your lunch doesn't weight 40 pounds.
Despite being a generous (and expandable) 48 liters, the Khamski pack could be a puppy given how close it stays to your body due to AC2 construction. Advanced Composite Construction takes high-density polyethylene foam and a quick-dry back panel, and fuses it to the durable front fabric. The end result is a lightweight, stable, and sleek pack. Spacermesh and Hypercell foam shoulder straps are the icing on the backpack cake, providing moisture management and a custom fit.
If the Khamski were a cupcake, there would be sprinkles galore. Carry your skis diagonally or in the traditional A-frame formation. Organize away with the numerous and varied pocket options: secret pocket inside bottom of pack, snow science pocket along the side, front kangaroo/shovel pocket, removable lid storage with zippered compartment, plus the entire main compartment.
The Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack is a day or overnight pack for backcountry ski or split snowboard jaunts beyond the boundaries. The high abrasion-resistant fabric is also coated with urethene on both sides keeps your gear dry and protected through the snow and brush. Anatomically shaped 12mm thick shoulder straps and a 6mm thick hipbelt combine with a rigid backpanel and removable aluminum stays for easier hours of carrying. Pack this puppy to the gills by removing the top lid or leave the top lid on for a cinched down compact travel.
The Khamski 48L Backpack is for the true backcountry user. The new 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.
|Adjustable Torso Length:||No|
|Backpack Features:||Top Loader|
|Backpack Style:||Technical Daypack|
|Backpanel:||HD 80 foam is high density polyethylene foam that provides support and structure to the bag, plus comfort against the back|
|Capacity:||30-40 liters (no more than 60 max)|
|Closure:||Top lid closure with drawcord and buckles/ full length side zipper|
|Country of Origin:||Philippines|
|Extend To:||3906 cubic inches / 64 liter|
|Frame:||6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays are rigid and lightweight to provide structural support|
|Gear loops:||Dual haul loops and carry handles|
|Hip Belt:||Laminated hipbelt|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Ice Axe Loops:||yes|
|Number of Access Points:||2|
|Number of Pockets:||5|
|Pack Size:||3000-3999 cu in|
|Pockets:||Kangaroo pocket , main compartment, internal security pocket and additional hidden pocket|
|Primary Access:||Top Access|
|Seams:||Fully sealed seams for waterproofing|
|Shoulder Straps:||Hypercell foam shoulder straps molds to your body for comfort and the Spacermesh allows for moisture management.|
|Ski / Snowboard Carrier:||yes|
|Sleeping Bag Compartment:||no|
|Suspension:||Arc'teryx C2 suspension system|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||no|
|Volume:||3234 cubic inches / 53 liter|
|Waterproof:||Of course, who backpacks without a waterproof pack?|
|Weight:||56.3 oz / 1596 g|