Vango's F10 Alplite 35 is a super durable rucksack with a range of user-inspired features that make it easy to use for a wide range of alpine activities.
Alplite is built on the foundation of the award winning and widely applauded F10 Alpine pack. Featuring the same customisable and minimalistic approach Alplite utilises a lighter body fabric for fast and light trips.
Vango's F10 Alplite Packs are basically the F10 Alpine packs but with lighter body fabric and an extra access point on the side of the pack. Very handy when you don't want to have to pull everything out your pack to get to one item near the bottom. The fabric and construction looks pretty tough, good enough to be chucked around a rock face without worrying about failure. The Foam stiffened framesheet is just as comfortable as the Alpine and provides excellent stability.
The 35 litre pack comes with a wide webbing removable hipbelt which further stabilises the pack. However the pack has all the fittings to receive the much better padded hipbelt supplied with the 45 Litre pack which offers a much better 'carry'. No sign of that belt being sold as an extra though.
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 Alplite 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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