This is the highest performance big pack on the market.
With the Bayonet feature it's the most versatile. This pack sits right on the
line between really big packs and more normal
size packs. If you want one
pack that can do it all we recommend this one. Please see
the Ultralight page for the lightest simplest version though.
It's great for weekend to 10 day plus trips. It can handle bulky sleeping bags
and in general is a great workhorse for traditional backpacking and
It has also become our default Mt. McKinley pack (MB-CMII also). Not a single
climber has come back saying this pack is not big enough yet somehow it works
great for all the regular trips too. For all practical purposes this
our 'Inex' of yesteryears. If you need a pack with a big sleeping bag compartment
but want a more conservative volume otherwise, order this pack in the 'tapered'
6,000 (cu. in.)
7,000 (cu. in.)
see Ultra-light page
for lighter weights
See UL page for SpectraGrid
To exchange black 630 fabric shown add $75.00 for Gray Full Spectra
the bayonets from the big pack and roll the bag down under the lid and you have
a transformed pack! Add a summit flap, remove the back vent, tug the compression
straps and you won't know this pack is what we call 'The
Super Critical Mass
Alpine II' that can out carry any pack on the market. With this versatility you'll
keep your pack with you more and avoid theft and animal damage. This feature also
makes our packs great for travel. Get the video.