Arc'teryx Arrakis 50

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The Arrakis 50 Backpack by Arcteryx. This weather resistant multi-sport Arrakis 50 pack by Arcteryx is sized for light overnight skiing/hiking trips or gear-heavy climbing days. A dual-stage RollTop closure compresses small or extends for an additional 10 litres of volume. Our customizable Lash-Ladder system accommodates skis/boards, ropes, or camping gear. Featuring a full-length side zip, external probe pocket and extra large kangaroo pocket.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Arrakis 50 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Arrakis 50 Pack.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Monoframe backpanel with dual aluminum stays gives you rigid back support for sketchy approaches


  • Thermoformed hipbelt with rotating Load Transfer Disc


  • Full-length water-resistant side zipper provides top to bottom access to your pack


  • Kangaroo pocket with a drain hole and WaterTight zippers hauls wet gear


  • Internal probe pocket keeps avy gear handy
  • Top pocket with key clip and a mini security pocket stash your essentials


  • AC2 (Advanced Composite Construction) suspension system
  • Built with ACT highly-durable, weather resistant, fully seam-sealed fabric
  • Fully taped seams stop moisture from working in between the stitching
  • Streamlined 3D ergonomic construction cuts back on extra material and fits the shape of your body
  • Water-resistant 420ACT fabric shields your gear from heavy precipitation so your kit stays dry


  • Radial formed shoulder straps with GridLock adjustments dial in a second-skin fit


  • Pivoting hip belt with Load Transfer Disk tech and lumbar pad maximizes mobility and stability on intense terrain


  • Hydration bladder compatible via the Hydroport and Hydro Tube Clip
  • Hydration sleeve and a hose clip keep your beverage in reach


  • Adjustable, removable sternum strap balances your load and keeps your shoulder straps where you want them


  • Ice tool carry system
  • Multiple (two on the front and four on the sides)Lash-Ladder points give you myriad options for hauling skis, a snowboard, or poles
  • HD 80 foam
  • Expandable RollTop closure system implements dry-bag design to keep water out even in heavy downpours
  • Extendable RollTop closure provides a weather resistant seal
  • Ice axe loop with dongle secures your pick
  • GridLock system adjusts for height and width
  • 6005-T6 extruded aluminum M-bar stays
  • Spacermesh
  • Laminated, molded AC2 fusion points create tough, durable, water-resistant attachment points
  • Hypercell foam
The Arc’teryx Arrakis 50 Backpack doesn’t take vacations, sabbaticals, or even weekends off. This full-time, year-round pack is perfect for day trips that require a heavy load, or minimalist multi-night expeditions. From intense canyoning to wild backcountry ski tours, Arc’teryx put all their most innovative technology into this backpack so you never have to worry about what you’ve got stashed on the inside. The specialized rolltop design, sealed seems, and weather-resistant material create a drybag-like set up so that you can press on worry-free when conditions start to get wet. Aluminum stays and the padded MonoFrame offer support and comfort even after hours of trekking. Get the perfect fit with the GridLock shoulder straps, which are fully adjustable on the go. The exterior compression straps can fasten down things as big and heavy as your powder skis. Full zip sides give you quick access to your gear so you can instantly whip out your storm jacket when the weather gets nasty. With more features than you can shake a whole fist full of sticks at, the ultra durable Arc’teryx Arrakis 50 Backpack is high performance at its finest.

The Arc’teryx Arrakis 50 Backpack is your year-round pack for heavy day trips and light overnights from cragging at Indian Creek to ski touring in the Colorado backcountry. The unique roll top design and seam-sealed, weather-resistant fabric make for drybag-like protection so even if you're slogging through a Cascade soaker, your gear will enjoy desert-like dryness inside this water-stopping pack.

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Gear up for ice climbing or a weekend of backcountry skiing with the water, rock, and snow-ready Arrakis 50 backpack from ARCTERYX that supports your back with a high-density foam backpanel, lumbar pad, and pivoting hipbelt that allows the free movement of your hips.
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Adjustable Torso Length:No
Capacity:47 L, 50 L, 53 L (Extends to 54 L, 57 L, 60 L)
Country of Origin:Canada
Custom Fit Options:Adjustable/ removable sternum strap, Radially formed shoulder straps, One Axio ice tool holder
Detachable Pack:no
Extend to:3661 cubic inches / 60 liter
Features:Monoframe backpanel, Laminated molded AC² fusion points, Fully seam-sealed, 3D shaping
Gear loops:Side and front lash-ladder fusion points with removable webbing,
Helmet Carrier:no
Hip Belt:Hipbelt attached to pivoting Load Transfer Disc enables increased agility and movement
Hydration Bladder Included:no
Hydration Compatible:Hydration bladder sleeve, Hose clip
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Material:Polyurethane coated Polyester / TPU coated Nylon
Number of External Pockets:Kangaroo pocket with drain hole, External probe/ tool pocket, Mini security pocket for ID cards or Recco® system
Number of Pockets:4
Organization Pocket:no
Primary Access:Top Access
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:yes
Sleeping Bag Compartment:no
Suspension:Adjustable gridlock suspension system
Trekking Pole Loops:yes
Volume:3234 cubic inches / 53 liter
Weight:2.1 kg, 2.2 kg, 2.4 kg
Zipper:WaterTight™ full length side zip, WaterTight™ pigment dyed zippers
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 50 Reviews:


Took this bad boy for it's first real test in ICELAND. 7 day expedition where I climbed, scrambled, and backpacked through lava fields, snow-capped volcanoes, and insane 1000 foot gorges and ravines.
This pack took everything the Icelandic weather threw at me including all the rain and snow a freak blizzard hit me outside of Jokulsarlon and wouldn't you know it, everything inside was boooooone dry!
Great fit, customizable, simple features, and truly bombproof for extreme weather. Expensive? Yes and I was more than hesitant on spending this much on a rucksack, but if you take care of it, you could easily get more than 10 years out of this pack. But more importantly, don't skimp on the items that could save your life--especially the one that's carrying all your gear (or expensive cameras haha).
Not much room for expansion so either be prepared to pack light or ramp up an upgrade to the 65. OH! And forget the bladder sleeve..unless your bladder is 30 ounces or less. I attempted to "force" a 100 liter camelbak and nearly tore the lining. Just leave it alone or slip a thin book in their...not worth the effort to take it in and out.
As for the 420D ACT material? WOW. I slid down a 15 foot, 30-ish grade declining rock wall very SLOWLY and CAREFULLY (max traction) when I lost the main trail on the decent from the Glymur waterfall and had no other route option. I swear that given the abrasive volcanic rock the pack would be shredded pretty wasn't. Scratched up for sure! Dirty? Heck yes! But literally took no lasting damage despite what I put it through. I have never had a rucksack, nor could conceive of another one that could withstand this sort of abuse.
Save up and buy this pack. Just plan out for your space requirements because I now need the 65, this pack is truly for 1-2 days/night, and that's packing VERY light. Enjoy!

LIVESTRONG44 at on 06/03/2013

Let's put it this way: you invest a lot of money in something and it quickly shows whether you regret it or whether it's worth it. If it's worth it, or so you think, you give it another year or two (especially if you're talking about ski touring gear) and you re-think it. This pack takes a beating, year after year, and it's not a regretful purchase.
What the Arrakis 50 is: a ski touring legend. It's sweet for everything from trekking to grocery shopping to skiing, mild downpours in the summer to cold dry tours in the winter to sloppy wet spring tours when everyone's stopped skiing for at least a month. Throw this pack in the water (not for long though!), on the snow, in the mud, and your stuff is safe and sound. Its comfy and elegant. The zippers were placed by a genius. Everything is close at hand. The suspension is minimalist and plush at the same time. It carries your overnight load and then compresses and rolls down to small enough to be a day pack.
What it isn't: I've found that this pack lacks the volume for truly massive missions, or when you're the goat bringing all the beer to the hut. You'll run out of space. So you end up with stuff on the outside of the pack, which is surprisingly easy to lash to despite its appearance. It can't do everything, and for big long hauls, size up.

Nick Stadie at on 09/01/2012