Macpac Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack


Macpac Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack, Black, hi-res


Macpac Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack

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Why we made this
Featuring our premium heavy load carrying harness, the Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack has been a favourite of New Zealand trampers for decades.
  • Product Description
    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 75 litre hiking pack is an ideal choice for multi-day adventures. The Cascade has a clean and functional design that’s been further refined with our Liberator™ FreeLoad harness system — this harness has full length perimeter rods to provide superior support and stability as well as effective weight transfer through to your hips and legs for easier heavy 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.
  • Design features
    Classic single compartment hiking pack — internal base compartment divider is optional
    Liberator™ FreeLoad harness — full length perimeter rods for better load carry performance
    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
    Hydration compatible
    Stretch mesh side pockets — perfect for drink bottles
  • Product Specifications
    Main FabricEco Aztec® Canvas — 8 oz
    Secondary Fabric100% Cordura Nylon (500D)
    HarnessLiberator™ FreeLoad
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)70 x 37 x 31 (at capacity)
    Weight (g)2650
  • 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

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great harness
I went from my trusty Ascent to one of these because of the harness. This is a great harness compared to the harness on the Ascent.
I enjoy the zip loops and mesh side pockets and small pocket under the lid.
And still made out of a kick arse fabric for tough NZ conditions.
Where this pack could be improved...…..
For some reason there is more volume at the top than the bottom, meaning bad things for centre of gravity.
Having a zip at the bottom so as to access things at the bottom of the pack? doesn't make sense when you want your things to stay dry inside, just pack your pack sensibly so as the things at the bottom you wont need until the end of the day.
The biggest thing I probably miss from the Ascent is the extra extension on the lid, so as you can put more stuff in your pack if you are on a longer tramp, this would be easy to do for Macpac, I have asked but they say "no".
sad face.
All in all I am happy with the pack, in my belief there could be a few tweeks to make it a stunner.
Dean Taylor
May 2, 2020
Highly recommended backpack for multi-day treks
Excellent backpack; durable, comfortable and great design to carry all you need well organised for multi-day treks.
February 13, 2020
7 months ago
Worth buying
Not a bad pack. Very durable material and great comfort. Only downside to it for me is the zip on the bottom pouch is very difficult to open and close, I think it is due to the curved line than it follows.
Other than that I’m really enjoying this pack.
April 11, 2019
Solid, Strong Pack
I’ve owned this pack since mid 2017 and it’s been on several multi-day tramping trips and countless short hikes to wear it in and condition my back.


Size - big enough to carry heaps of gear if you need it,

Waterproof, quick access pockets on top and side are welcome.


Comfort - not the most comfortable pack to be honest. I got mine sized correctly by the store but it just isn’t that comfortable compared with my brothers Macpac Torlesse or other brands I’ve tried.

Hip Belt - would be great if hip belt had pockets/pouches to access items while wearing the pack. Obviously I knew it didn’t have this when I bought it but I didn’t realise what an annoyance it would be until I started using the pack without quick access pockets.

All in all a good (but not great), reliable pack.
April 24, 2018
Durable, comfortable, versatile
A tough pack with plenty of space and well-designed compartmentalization. The Liberator harness system, once fitted correctly, distributes weight in such as a way to make long-hikes comfortable. A great product and excellent value for money.
November 26, 2017
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