This pack is the straight cut version of the
original SARC, the pack the Sarc Series is named after. The Popcan shape
has now replaced the SARC - the reverse taper; smaller at the bottom
than the top is more useful. Below: A dyed full dyneema S-Sarc.
S-Sarc is our well known Weekend Warrior pack we developed in the mid
80s that has been getting better ever since. It
has the volume necessary to
get you through a week of climbing or light packing yet it is not too
for day or weekend use.
Click image of dyed Full Dyneema UnLtd S-Sarc +1 for enlargement.
4000 (cu. in.) - 4500 w/top pocket
5,000+ (cu. in.) with various size extension
Guide and/or P&G
Minimum custom pack weight: 3 lbs.
Typical minimum weight: 4 lbs.
Maximum weight w/1000 Cordura 5 1/2 to 6 lbs. This pack weighs
3 lbs., 12 oz.
Bayonets and hip-pack top or 2 layer summit lid:
Full Spectra Fabric: Adds to above price
approximately $130.00 for the main rear pack bag piece to $600.00+ for
100% Full Spectra, plus $250.00 base price for dye. Add $ for custom
Full Dyneema is the Titanium
of fabrics and unmatched for it's combination of extreme durability
All versions include basic hip pack top or 2 layer summit flap,
'roll-top' feature, 2 single layer water/wand pockets and covered Kangaroo
pocket, P&G Bayonets, Q-Bayo micro frame adjustment, and Full Spectra
rim and bottom.
Add $ 59.00 for Full Spectra dyed Shoulder pads for regular
fabric packs - partial $39.00
Full Dyneema fabric for Kangaroo pockets: $59.00
2 Layer zippered access summit flap $89.00 or trade for basic hip-pack
Below: A dyed Full Spectra Super-Sarc P&G
Below: Shortened with bayonets out.
Below: Harness conversions for each.
Above: A dyed Full Spectra Super Sarc with a
2 layer summit flap instead of hip-pack top. The daisy chains are dyed
yellow full dyneema. The rear Kangaroo pocket has an extra 'outrigger'
daisy chain to help with strapping on gear like crampons. The side water
pockets are the double pocket type that can hold pole type objects in
a separate sleeve behind the water bottle. Below: More of a side profile.
Click images for blowups. This 5,000 cuin.
pack as is weighs 4.6 lbs. Ways to make it lighter would be a housed
rather than grommeted drawstring, single layer water pockets, single
layer and unreinforced bottom area, no Kangaroo, polypro rather than
nylon web, smaller hardware throughout pack, lighter stays, our UL back
pad. As is, this pack was built for rugged international travel and
climbing. In the last photo below, in summit mode, the pack weighs 3
lbs, 6 oz. It would easily weigh well under 3 lbs if the main pack was
Below: In summit/daypack mode, without Bayonets,
Bypass straps, water pockets, and lid and lid straps. Even like this,
the pack can easily carry 30-40 lbs.
new map pocket above the main compartment on the Hip-pack top pocket
is optional ($10.00) . This fabric is wide Dyneema Grid. This color
no longer available in wide grid. Grid Colors: Dark Gray, Black, Green