The Marmot Kompressor Plus is a pack that can do double duty - it can shrink bulky items like sleeping bags and down jackets inside your big pack, then become a pack in its own right for peak-bagging side trips and summit pushes.The Kompressor plus is the middle model of the range (between the super-minimal Kompressor and the larger Ultra Kompressor) and features alpine conveniences like twin ice axe loops and a small hood pocket.
Feature list from Marmot:
- Overall Weight: 12 oz/ 348g
- Perfect for Lightwieght Day Hiking
- Pack Stuffs Into Lid
- Removable Closed-cell Foam Back Sheet
- Airmesh Shoulder Straps
- Hydration Sleeve
- Removable Waist Belt
- Light Clip Attachment Point
- Daisy Chain
- Dual Ice Axe Attachment
- Sternum Strap
- Durability Without the Weight
- Highly Compressible
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau Icefields on a school project in Glaciology. It was here on the glacier, amongst these students, that the idea of a Marmot club began. To become a Marmot, you had to climb a glaciated peak with another Marmot. One of the rules of the club was that everyone was president. Most of the other rules dealt with the collegiate fascination with bodily functions.
Eric and Dave went on to found Marmot Mountain Works in 1974, and through the years the company made lots of innovations in down jackets, sleeping bags, Gore-Tex apparel, and beyond. Their modest enterprise is now one of the largest and most respected outdoor gear companies in the world, distributed in over 60 countries, and it is still all about the highest-quality, innovative performance products.
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