Macpac Litealp 23L AzTec® Backpack


Macpac Litealp 23L AzTec® Backpack, Black, hi-res



Macpac Litealp 23L AzTec® Backpack

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Why we made this
A true Macpac classic, this day pack is a favourite with students and travellers alike, with its legendary AzTec® canvas and minimalistic style.
  • Product Description
    For more than 20 years the Litealp has helped carry thousands of books and folders to school, accompanied travellers around the world and carried the daily shopping home — reducing the need for those single use plastic bags at the local supermarket. Made from our legendary AzTec® canvas in a 12 oz. weight, the hardy Litealp features a single main compartment and an angled, front zip pocket for all your daily essentials. Snap on your bike light and pedal into town or hike up a hill, the Litealp does it all.
  • Design features
    Legendary AzTec® canvas provides durability and weather resistance
    Functional teardrop design with angled front pocket
    Cycle light holder and reflective detailing for nighttime visibility
    Capacity: 23 litres — and fits A4-sized books

  • Product Specifications
    Main FabricCanvas 12 oz AzTec® (52% Polyester 48% Cotton)
    Secondary Fabric100% Nylon (420D)
    Secondary Fabric Weight (g/m2)60
    Membrane/CoatingPU (base fabric)
    Base Fabric100% Nylon Kodra (1000D, bluesign®)
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)43 x 32 x 20 (at capacity)
    Weight (g)620
  • Care
    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

4.4 / 5.0
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Great, Simple, Indestructible, Go-Everywhere Day Pack
I've had three of these in about 30 years. As they don't seem to be available in the UK anymore I ordered the latest one from NZ.

It's the only pack that has remained waterproof over it's entire lifetime. I can just fit my DSLR bag and equipment into it plus a Thermos, a sandwich and a pack of essential dark chocolate. I like the dense foam backpad -- I often lay back on it after said tea, sarnies and chokky to look at the sky and catch 500 winks.

Brilliant. Don't change a thing.
January 29, 2020
Great pack
My son thinks it is perfect
October 19, 2019
Best backpack ever
I purchased my first lite alp 30 years ago, I have used LiteAlps through school, university and work. I have travelled with my LiteAlp (Makes a great cabin bag which fits under the seat with room for your feet). I can't live without my trusty handbag! In 30 years I have replaced my LiteAlp 3 times, and I'm about to do it again. Pretty good for a bag I use almost every day.
February 16, 2019
I bought my canvas Litealp in 1996 from the Christchurch store. I still love it. Plain, simple, no fuss and totally functional. Don’t change a classic.
March 21, 2018
Basic 'To To'
My 2yr max one of these has massive holes in it in the lower part of the back. I am hopeful now Macpac has gone back to the heavier fabric, and reinforced the base, my new one will last longer - because this is Macpac's last chance for me. I've had Macpac packs for over 20 years - I've still got the original ones - My 2yr old one of these is in the rubbish bin.
September 11, 2016
Best backpack ever
I've had this backpack for the past 12 years, and it's still going strong. It doesn't look older than 4 years old, and it's been with me through my school years, uni years and my travels all around the world. Highly recommend this backpack!
September 3, 2016
Great Pack
I've had my Litealp for years and use it everyday. I commute to work by bike, rain hail or shine and use it on weekends. I would highly recommend this pack for general use. I stuff it full most days and have had no problems... Good solid pack made of strong canvas. I will buy another one when this wears out.
August 31, 2016
I ordered one without trying it on. That wasn't such a good idea.
I really like the rugged feel of the Aztec and what looks like a fairly heavy duty construction.
What let me down is the very basic harness.
I understand this is an "original" so I simply bought the wrong thing.
I do wish Macpac made something similar with heavy duty fabrics, clean cut design, but with a 21st. century harness system.
I gave mine away.
August 31, 2016
Design Flaws
Purchased this to replace a 20 year old Kathmandu Unisac- Canvas, this was my perfect pack, used every day but finally the zips gave up. Litealp was the closest replacement I could find. The canvas seems tough and the zips are good n chunky just a few designs quirks let it down.
1. Front Pocket. The diagonal pocket zip is awkward a straight horizontal zip would be better, the dividing material between the pocket and main compartment in flexible plastic not canvas. This plastic seems cheap and prone to degradation. The flexible plastic divider allows items in the pocket (sunglasses, food, whatever) to be crushed by items in the main compartment, a problem I never had with the canvas divided Unisac.
2. Back Padding. Person taste but I don’t think a small canvas daypack needs any extra padding, I find thick canvas is padding enough. This pack has layer of what feels like closed cell sleep mat lining the back. It is just a waste of internal space; I will remove it if I can without damaging anything.
3. Straps. The straps although well-made are too thin to be comfortable under load. An extra centimetre or so width would make a big difference.
August 31, 2016
Best backpack ever!
I have used one of these for literally years now. Strong, durable, holds a surprising amount. Best daily back pack ever!
July 30, 2016
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