Macpac Pursuit 50
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New Wraptor harness for outstanding comfort Toolport for carrying crampons and tools Stowable hipbelt for total convenience Dual storm closure to keep out rain and spindrift Dual compression straps to control load Removable lid with internal pocket Twin haul loops Base & hip gear loops
Macpac Pursuit 50 Reviews
Reviewed by Merlin (Cornwall) on 2007-04-08:
General comments: So I've had three packs in the last year and have not been happy with either of them.
My last packs have included big names too; Arc'teryx, Crux and Berghaus. And I was still having niggles, some of which were becomming a pain in the neck.
I wanted a superb do it all bombproof climbing pack with alpine finess (no faff). And with the Pursuit 50 thats exactly what I'd got.
An unrivalled design and construction; its made from hypalon VX-42 X-Pac which you probably couldn't destroy with rocket propelled grenade! But even though this pack is armour plated it still only weighs 1.5Kg.
And keeping weight to a minimum it still gives me a comfortably padded harness with a good waistbelt. Plus other must have featured for an allround pack such as a floating lid and variety of straps for lashing on excess gear on my winter climbing trips.
Cons: Macpac have neglected to add an internal water bladder pouch which would have been usefull.
Im considering adding a peice of bungy cord on the back for my thermarest.
These are very minor points and should only be considerred when choosing between another pack is very difficult.
Reviewed by Sarah (Manchester) on 2007-04-17:
General comments: This would be the perfect rucksack if you were going on multi day alpine adventures! The most important feature for me is the weight! This bag only weighs 1.55kg in a women’s back length, which makes it one of the lightest alpine rucksacks on the market. The Crux 47 is lighter but the back system is not as supportive making this bag best at the balance between weight and comfort. There is no question about the rucksacks ability to with stand the harsh conditions.
Pros: The hip belt folds back when it is not fastened, therefore not in the way when accessing gear loops on your harness. The bag I previous had it difficult to attach the shaft of an ice axe, the pursuit has a much better design. The strap is removable if you decide you want to adapt the attachment to elastic similar to the BD/Crux attachments.
Cons: There is very little wrong with this bag, apart from I would prefer an elastic attachment for the ice axe instead of the strap.