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 Spectra 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 Spectra 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.
upper Bayonet frame extension, hip-pack top or 2 layer summit lid, 2
water pockets, rear kangaroo pocket, double and single roll-top, with
Full Spectra bottom and rim:
a Full Spectra Kangaroo for $75.00 = $970.00 and you have reinforcing
everywhere you really need it.
a 100% Full Spectra pack: $895.00 X2 plus 10%....that's $1,969.00
Add $ 75.00 for Full Spectra dyed Shoulder pads for regular
fabric packs - partial $49.00
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 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 lighter.
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 ($29.00) . This fabric is wide X Grid. This color no longer
available in wide grid. Grid Colors: Dark Gray, Black, forest Green,