Force Ten Alpine 45 Rucksack

45 Litres / No Frame / Moulded EVA back panel
Weighs 1254g
Code: SS16758
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Force Ten's Alpine series rucksacks are super durable with a range of user-inspired features that make them easy to use for a wide range of alpine activities.

Force Ten says: Force Ten's customisable Alpine packs are a range of 'clean and light' rucksacks which have been extensively tested and refined by our F10 Athletes. Designed for alpinists and adventure sports enthusiasts looking for light, multi-functional kit.

Force Ten's Alpine 45 Rucksack has clearly been designed by users, you can tell by the attention to detail and some of the key features. Immediately we picked up on the long cord loops used as zip pullers, ideal for cold hands or when wearing gloves.

The other thing that struck us was that the fabric and construction of the pack have been selected for their toughness. The zips are chunky water resistant types and the fabric is heavy enough to be chucked about a rock face without worrying about failure. Even the stitching method, with copious bar tacks, has clearly been designed with durability in mind.

However its also evident that Force Ten have looked at saving weight in areas where durability is not compromised - the daisy chain gear loops and narrow compression webbing are good examples of this.

Feature wise the pack has a stiff framesheet providing stability and load transfer to the hip belt, which has minimal padding but is wide and long so it provides a comfortable hold on the hips. Its also removable so that in climbing mode it won't interfere with a harness. The back panel is padded and fits closely so there's no pretense of a vented back.

The main compartment is accessed by a perimeter zip at the top of the pack and the lid also has a pocket for small items. The climbing features are comprehensive and I won't repeat the list here - the Alpine Packs are super tough, well designed climbing and alpine packs coming in at very reasonable weights.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Daisy chain allows accessory attachment
  • Accessory pack - Attachment point
  • Rope strap - Connects over the lid of the rucksack to secure load
  • Axe attachments - Elastic cord with plastic adjusting component
  • Compression straps - 2 x 10mm webbing with release buckles and adjusters
  • Ski straps - 2 x 25mm webbing with release buckles and Hypalon patch
  • Elastic, cord clips and adjuster - Allow attachment of sleep mat to front of pack
  • Moulded EVA back panel - Comfortable, lightweight and shaped for ventilation
  • Ergonomic padded hip belt - Shaped for optimum load transfer and comfort
  • Internal pocket - Provides convenient storage for small items
  • High strength durable zips - Prevents water ingress
  • Water resistant zip pocket - Protect essentials from the elements
  • Key clip inside pocket - Secure keys in known position
  • Includes adjustable chest strap
  • Duraflex components - Strong and reliable
  • Weight: 1254g
  • Dimensions: L18 x H64 x W30cm
  • 500 denier Cordura nylon fabric, with hydrostatic head of 1000mm
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
April 18, 2016 | Dan F
An excellent rucksack if you like minimal.

In short an excellent rucksack if you like minimal.

You need to like orange because it is very orange. Perhaps more importantly it is excellent because you customise the fittings for most mountains sports (all fittings are removable). So if you like/ don’t like compression straps they can removed, if you want 1 ace axe, 1 walking pole you can do that too. The variations are endless…

The build is bombproof but finishing is mediocre. Lots of loose threads. It is designed to be totally waterproof