Macpac Cascade 65L AzTec® Hiking Pack
Why we made this
With a comfortable load carrying harness, the Cascade 65L AzTec® Hiking Pack has been a favourite of New Zealand trampers for decades.
The Cascade is an iconic Macpac hiking back that’s faithfully served generations of explorers around the world. A tough workhorse that’s engineered for both comfort and durability, this 65 litre hiking pack is an ideal choice for multi-day adventures. The Cascade has a clean and functional design that incorporates our Liberator™ harness system — this harness provides support and stability as well as effective weight transfer through to your hips and legs for easier, moderate load bearing. Made with robust and weather-resistant Eco AzTec® 8 oz. canvas fabric with a 500D Cordura® nylon base, this pack is constructed to survive abrasive environments and unforgiving weather. It features a large main compartment with an internal base compartment divider, dual ice axe (or walking pole) attachments and it's hydration compatible.
Classic single compartment hiking pack — internal base compartment divider is optional
Liberator™ harness for comfortable load bearing
Dual ice axe (or walking pole) attachments
Zipped front pocket and under lid pocket
Optional bungee overload system — webbing loops on front panel for attachment
Webbing side compression straps
Stretch mesh side pockets — perfect for drink bottles
Main Fabric Eco Aztec® Canvas — 8 oz Secondary Fabric 100% Cordura Nylon (500D) Harness Liberator™ Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 78 x 33 x 27 (at capacity) Weight (g) 2550
You are best to clean your pack with a natural, non-detergent soap and a soft-bristled brush
Suitable soap types are: pure soap, vegetable soap and Nikwax® Tech Wash®
Rinse the pack well and dry it in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
Do not put your pack in the washing machine as this will void your warranty
Always try to keep the zip teeth clean — wash with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics
Do not tumble dry, iron or dryclean
4.0 / 5.0
Comfortable and functional
Absolutely love this pack, having used it in mostly alpine environments. The extra features aren't too excessive or overkill. I have used this on an ice climbing trip so it held all my gear and axes nicely. The 75 Litre option might be better if going on a more solo and technical trip as my climbing gear did take up some space. The interior remained dry during snow, only the interior of the lid was damp, however I believe this was due to condensation from a cold water bottle. My only issue with the pack is the zipper on the bottom compartment can be very fiddly and doesn't close or open very well, especially with cold hands. Overall, very impressed. I am 178cm and use a size 2 which is perfect. There is room behind the harness to add a small seat cut from foam without affecting comfort.
July 15, 2018