Arc'teryx Quintic 28

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Arc'teryx Quintic 28
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Arc'teryx Quintic 28 -
The Arc'teryx Quintic 28 features a unique design to keep weight comfortably distributed while offering plenty of access. The flat, teardrop-shaped Quintic anchors pack contents around your lumbar, keep your center of gravity low. Unlike top-heavy ski packs which wilt when over-loaded or while carrying skis, the Quintic 28 excels at not only carrying standard backcountry supplies, but comfortably navigating mountainous obstacles while carrying skis.


  • 38 mm / 1.5 inch webbing hipbelt

Weather and Wind:

  • Front tool compartment loads from the top with organizers for shovel / handle, probe, and snow saw
  • The Arc'teryx Quintic 28 snow pack features a top pocket for skins and goggles; a side water-bottle pocket and a top-loading tool kit compartment with sleeves for each item
  • DWR (durable water repellent) coating helps repel water


  • Ergonomically yoke shaped shoulder straps are comfortable, secure, and stable


  • Breathable backpanel


  • Webbing waistbelt


  • Removable framesheet contained inside an anatomically patterned sleeve that conforms to the curve of the back when fully loaded

Support and Cushioning:

  • Removable, molded foam back panel for support
  • Sculpted lumbar support built into the body of the bag gives you a low center of gravity so you don't feel off-kilter while you ski


  • Acetal rod horizontal frame stays
  • External strap configuration system gives you two ways to carry your skis or your snowboard (A-frame, diagonal, horizontal, vertical)


  • Secondary storage compartment with external side zipper access, and alternative access from inside the main compartment
  • Zippers & Fly Configuration
  • Panel loading main compartment with front U-zip access and organizational slots


  • Front pocket with internal organizational pocket and key clip


  • 840D nylon ballistic matte
  • Burly Double Weave
  • Durable materials, durable construction, and watertight zippers provide a reliable, steadfast partner for side or backcountry tours


  • Two top pockets store skins, goggles, keys on integrated clip; internal security pocket fits phone, wallets
  • Dual Wingman pockets one accesses the main internal compartment, the other fits a water bottle or gloves


  • Padded, low-profile shoulder straps


  • Internal zip hydration pocket with exit port (reservoir not included)
  • Hydration bladder compatible via Hydroport


  • Adjustable sternum strap


  • Pack Suspension Configuration


  • Made in Philippines


  • US shipments only
  • Separate compartments help keep gear sorted, easy to access and balanced during travel; individual attachment points hold full-face or half-shell helmets and poles
  • Lowered, flat pack body centralizes the load around your core to distribute weight and keep it low in the lumbar area; narrow top and wide bottom center weight on the hips
  • Side-load main compartment is easily accessible in transit; separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized
  • Spacermesh
  • Separate compartments for your safety gear, skins, and spare puffy keep things organized and well-balanced throughout your pack
  • A side-load main compartment allows you to access items while in transit
  • Hypercell foam
  • Unique teardrop shape places the bulk of the load at the hips
  • 500 denier Cordura exterior for durability

The Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack - For everyday use, an efficient, steadfast partner for backcountry and close-to-area tours. Lowered, wide and flat body of the pack shapes into a lumbar roll that holds and transfers load through the body's center of gravity. Stable, predictable, with easy access to transition items and main compartment while in transit, this is a skier/snowboarder's tool kit. Separate compartments keep shovel, safety gear, food and extras balanced and organized. Large enough to accommodate necessities for day tours. Straightforward.

The Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack allows you to dive deep into the backcountry and take all of the essentials with you. Numerous internal and external pockets provide space for your skins, goggles, keys, wallet, food, water and more, while the ski and snowboard carry let you transport your planks in the position that you find most comfortable when climbing to the top of the untouched powder field. Spacermeshâ„¢ on the shoulder straps and back panel provide comfort and moisture management in essential areas so you can focus more on your next step, and less on adjusting your gear.


The spacious Arc'teryx Quintic 28 snow pack holds your essentials for a day tour. It's designed for snow, yet underscores the idea that a backpack is an everyday tool, not a specialized accessory.


FEATURES of the Arcteryx Quintic 28 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Quintic 28 Pack.
Designed for those who need to qualm their powder fix, the Arc'teryx Quintic 28L Backpack offers easy access to your gear and provides a solid, stable pack that doesn't throw you off-balance while you ski, bootpack, or sail through the air.

Mountain Gear
For you backcountry and sidecountry day trippers, the Arc'teryx Quintic 28 Backpack is the perfect companion.

Sierra Trading Post
With its streamlined shape and easy side access to the main compartment, the Arc'teryx Quintic backpack excels on both long climbs and technical ski descents during backcountry day trips.
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Activity:Backcountry skiing
Adjustable Torso Length:No
Bag style:Backcountry skiing
Capacity:1708 cu in / 28 L
Detachable Pack:no
Dimensions:1,200 grams
Dimensions - metric:1,400 grams
Fits torso:30 liters
Fits waist/hips:1,708 cubic inches
Frame type:Backpack
Gear capacity (L):Backpack
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Frameless
Helmet Carrier:yes
Hydration Bladder Compatible:Yes
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:yes
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Material:2 lbs. 9 oz.
Number of Pockets:3
Number of exterior pockets:1,831 cubic inches
Organization Pocket:yes
Pack Features:Hydration Compatible, Top Loader
Pack Size:1000-1999 cu in
Pack loading:3 lbs. 1 oz.
Primary Access:Front Panel Access
Shovel Pocket:yes
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:yes
Sleeping Bag Compartment:no
Suspension:Internal Frame
Trekking Pole Loops:yes
Volume:1800 cubic inches / 29.50 liter
Weight:2 lb 6 oz / 1.2 kg
Weight - metric:28 liters
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Arc'teryx Quintic 28 Reviews:


This pack feels like someone has thought through the sequence of things that you do with your pack when skinning up and skiing back down, and there are great touches that make it a touch slicker than your average pack with loads of pockets.
The compartment for the avy gear is generous and space can be traded between this and the main volume of the pack. A great side pocket for a water bottle allows you to drink on the move even if you don't like bladder systems and the side pockets are different colors so you know which side you put your bottle in. The ski carry is solid both in A frame and diagonal, with well reinforced loops that won't be cut by ski edges after a single use.It also has a good system for attaching a helmet. Access to the main compartment is through a side zip which at first I thought may be too small, but in practice seems fine. Two small quick access pockets on top for swaping out gloves / goggles / sunglasses work great.
Overall size in the medium is about right for a 'touring for turns' day trip - there is a bit of spare room on the essentials so that you could squeeze in some more technical gear such as a rope or ski crampons if needed.
There is nothing that I would change.

Ben A at on 01/22/2013

I own the M20 and Silo 40 packs, The quintic 28 has single handedly replaced both packs. I found the lack of pockets always a pain when skiing or doing day trips. The main compartments can be acessed through a side pocket and is generous enough to store quite a bit of clothing or gear. There is another zippered inside pocket the main compartment to separate and store smaller items.
Overall there are 5 zippered pockets on the outside which allows for quick access to a multitude of items. Inside the pockets are deviders and other pockets to store specific items (kets, skins, shovels etc). Its about time arcteryx created a pack with a lot of pockets (that are well thought out!).
Overall fit is nearly as good as the silo (although I prefer its formed support) I also found the silo a lot more bulky. The quintic has just enough support to allow the body to move and stay comfortable with a pack loaded with gear.

PAUL UDOVIC at on 03/27/2013

This pack is perfect for day hike. I have used it two day hikes. I used it skiing in Steamboat. It was perfect to hold my water bottle and extra layer, go pole or poles. munchies for the lift.Feels very comfy on back. The weight is perfectly balanced.

Joey Blalock at on 12/20/2013

I love this pack. I use it for downhill skiing but I'm sure it would be great for any snow sport. Excellent design and lots of pockets.

John at on 12/16/2013