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Marmot Alpinist 55 Weekend Featherweight Backpack (Ultralight)

By Editor | April 7, 2009

Marmot Alpinist 55 ultralight weekend backpack

The Marmot Alpinist 55 strikes a near-perfect balance between light weight and functionality. Hollow aluminum stays shave weight without compromising load carrying. And while features are kept to a minimum in the name of weight savings, a few key things such as hipbelt pockets, buckled compression straps and a shock-cord front pocket increase its versatility. Kevlar panels and full strength haul loops add a degree of burliness absent from most ultralights.

Keep in mind that the only thing that’s not minimalist about the Marmot Alpinist 55 weekend backpack is the price tag. Marmot Alpinist 55 weekender is suited to weight-shavers who don’t mind paying extra for the ultimate in lightweight ruggedness.

Capacity: 55 Litres

Weight: 1.3 kg, 2.8Ibs

Price: $250

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