Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack

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Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack
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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.


  • Extendable collar and top lid adds additional capacity
  • Top loading with double-pull, easy open collar cordlock system


  • Laminated hipbelt with 50mm webbing


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

Weather and Wind:

  • Dual haul loops/carry handles permit hauling or clipping of at a snow anchor


  • Full length side zipper


  • Removable top lid with zippered compartment and key clip


  • Hidden pocket inside the bottom of the pack


  • 100D nylon 6.6 mini ripstop
  • Body features 420D ACT Fabric™ which is coated with urethane on both sies for an air-impermeable textile that is durable and 100% waterproof
  • 420D nylon 6.6 plain weave
  • C2 (Composite Construction) system


  • Front kangaroo pocket fits shovel and handle, probe, and snow saw
  • Small organizing pocket fits additional snow science tools inside the side zip


  • Hypercell foam anatomically shaped shoulder straps mold to your body and feature Spacermesh™ for moisture management (12 mm thick)
  • Four compression straps- two on each side
  • Adjustable position sternum strap


  • HD 80 Hypercell foam
  • Removable 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays
  • Dual P'ax ice tool carry system
  • Reinforced front panel protects pack from ski edges or abrasion

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.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Khamski 48 Backpack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Khamski 48 Backpack.
The Khamski 48 Pack by Arcteryx is designed for the true backcountry adventurer. The Arcteryx Khamski 48 Pack is a made in classic patrol style. This wonderful 48-litre pack has all the technology you will need and a carrying system that is specifically crafted 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 built for the long haul when needed and can be over filled while still allowing you easy access to safety tools, first aid kits or other equipment.

Oregon Mountain Community (Fall 2013)
The new Arc'teryx Khamski 48 Backpack is a backcountry ski and splitboard specific backpack with the versatility to enjoy both day tours and longer overnight missions. Remove the aluminum M-bars on light tour days, but rely on these durable stays to distribute weight on big days. Extendable collar and floating top lid increase the Khamsin 48's capacity by 11 liters.

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.

Mountain Gear
For the true backcountry user, the Khamski 48 by ARCTERYX is a patrol style pack with a twist.
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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
Detachable Pack:yes
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
Helmet Carrier:no
Hip Belt:Laminated hipbelt
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:no
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Number of Access Points:2
Number of Pockets:5
Organization Pocket:yes
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.
Shovel Pocket:yes
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

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