Macpac Pursuit 40L AzTec® Alpine Pack
Why we made this
A fully featured, technical mountaineering pack, the Pursuit is engineered for performance, durability and lightweight comfort on challenging terrain.
Designed for exposed multi-pitches and delicate cruxes, the Pursuit is a fully featured, lightweight alpine pack with a 40 litre capacity. Engineered to be durable and weather resistant with our legendary Eco AzTec® 8 oz. canvas fabric and tough Cordura® base fabric, this pack has an ActiveX™ alpine harness with a moulded and laminated closed cell foam back panel — that doesn't absorb moisture and subsequently freeze — and removable bivvy mat. An adjustable sternum strap (with a built in whistle) and a lightly padded hip belt provides support, stability and comfort when carrying heavy loads, while the side compression straps allow you to adjust the pack's volume and attach snow stakes and other gear to the sides with low-rise side pockets. Dual ice axe attachments, daisy chains and 'V' webbing loops keep tools secure while on the move. The main compartment has a large top zip opening and a top compression strap with a tension hook for securing your rope over the top. A top zip pocket holds small essentials within easy reach. A technical pack for all alpine pursuits.
Eco AzTec® 8 oz. canvas main fabric and Cordura® base fabric
ActiveX™ alpine harness with a moulded and laminated closed cell foam back panel
Low profile shoulder straps won't restrict movement
Removable foam panel for use as a bivvy mat
Dual ice axe attachments and webbing 'V' loops to secure tools
Top zip pocket with internal clip
Adjustable sternum strap with whistle and lightly padded hip belt
Daisy chains for optional bungee attachment
Main Fabric Eco AzTec® 8 Canvas — 80% Polyester, 20% Cotton Base Fabric 100% Cordura® (500D) Harness ActiveX™ harness Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 51 x 28 x 29 (at capacity) Weight (g) 1010 g (S2)
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 as clean as possible
Wash zip teeth with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics
4.0 / 5.0
Lightweight & Functional
This pack has seen some abuse and is still going strong. Having the rope strap above the pack allows you to access the internal compartment without having to unclip and reclip all the time. The other great feature is the removable bivvy pad which doubles as the padding for the back. I was unsure about having a zip at the top instead of buckles for when I needed to fill it to the brim, but the zip is still going strong after years of abuse. I've carried skis with this pack too and it performs well enough, although seeing this pack was made for ultralight travel, the back is not very stiff and the skis don't sit as well as a purpose built ski pack (no surprises there).
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October 21, 2019