A perfect alpine pack for a long day on the mountain. The 35L is the pack of choice for ice or alpine pursuits. When you want to be even faster and lighter, simply remove the framesheet/stay, bivy pad and waistbelt to shed more than a full pound.
- Fusion Flex Suspension
- Stowable crampon pocket with TPU panel to protect contents from sharp points
- Dual ice axe attachment system compatible with all modern tool head designs
- Floating top pocket designed with occipital cutout for optimal helmet clearance
- Main pack body closure with single, anodized hook for maximum durability
- Removable waistbelt for simplicity and weight savings
- Hydration hose port with locking zipper
- Single wand pocket
- Side zip access to main body
- Dual ski slots
- Sled pull attachment points integrated into waistbelt
- Bright interior color for easy visibility of gear
- Security pocket under lid with key fob
- Removeable bivy pad
- Rope Strap
- Haul loops
- Gear loops and ice clipper slots on waistbelt
- Additional Information
Intended Use Alpine & Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Rock Climbing, Winter
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
Good quality, carries well, mediocre ice climbing specific features
The Alpinisto 35 is put together well and comfortable to wear, not surprising given Gregory's long history of making packs. I have no complaints there. Where it falls short are the ice climbing specific features. Gregory incorporated some decent ideas but overall the pack is more frustrating to use than my old Millet Read More...
Good quality, carries well, mediocre ice climbing specific featuresThe Alpinisto 35 is put together well and comfortable to wear, not surprising given Gregory's long history of making packs. I have no complaints there. Where it falls short are the ice climbing specific features. Gregory incorporated some decent ideas but overall the pack is more frustrating to use than my old Millet Peutery 40. Allow me to go into some details that I wish I read about before purchasing this pack:
Capacity: I found that the Alpinisto carries less than the 35L size would imply, significantly less than the Peutery 40. It just barely holds enough for a day climb, assuming your partner carries one of the half ropes and half the screws and draws. The lid pocket is smaller than I'd prefer, fitting two pairs of gloves and a snack, about 30% less than the Peutery. The big problem is that the top lid is not free floating and is simply hinged at the back. The webbing that is used to secure the lid in the front is not very long, if you fill the pack close to capacity the webbing is too short to secure the lid. A floating lid like that found in the Alpinisto 50 would really help.
Ice-specific Features: The crampon pouch is quite small. My pair of Grivel Rambos are a bit tough to squeeze in and stuck out of the top of the pocket significantly, well past the reinforced fabric area. A pair of BD stingers, which are semi-ridged and collapse shorter, also stuck out past the reinforced fabric. In order to squeeze the Rambos into the pouch they need to be stacked and wrapped just so, not to difficult at the house but frustrating with gloves and blowing snow. In contrast, the pouch on the Peutery opens up wide, allows me to simply drop the crampons in and then cover them completely. The ice tool attachment points can be frustrating, depending on your choice of tool. The metal bottom tabs were easy to thread through the head of a Cassin X-Dream but annoyingly difficult to secure a Petzl Nomic. The head of the Nomic is wider and a bit smaller, requiring specific alignment. This is due to how short the black webbing attaching the metal tabs is. I did not have a lot of success doing this with gloves on. I also found it a bit odd that the velcro straps for the ice tool shafts also serve as the clip point for the upper compression strap, so you need to release the compression strap in order to un-velcro a tool.
Overall I find the Alpinisto more comfortable than the old Peutery, which is ultimately why I choose to wear it. With that said, it's certainly a step backwards when it comes to getting gear in and out of the pack.
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