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Mountain Hardwear South Col 70 OutDry Backpack

70 Litres / Frame
Weighs 1684g (Sml/Med size)
Code: SS15692
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The South Col 70 OutDry is a fully waterproof, durable backpack with a removable lid and waist belt to save on weight when carrying lighter loads. Ideal for alpine climbing, backpacking and hiking.

Mountain Hardwear says:

The one-pack solution for mountaineering expeditions on the world's highest peaks. The flexible design and highly evolved compression system lets you add and remove components as well as shrink and expand the pack as needed. OutDry construction bonds a durable waterproof membrane to the main compartment so that your gear stays safe and dry in even the wettest conditions.


OutDry - OutDry is a patented construction process that is used to create a waterproof, breathable barrier. Click the Logo to read more...

The South Col 70 Outdry backpack has plenty of space for a two-day winter mountaineering trip, and strips down to the basics to help on the summit push. You can pop off the top pocket, slide out the padded Hardwave suspension framesheet and aluminum stay, reduce the padded waist belt to the simple nylon webbing belt, and go fast and light all the way to the top. When you're carrying a heavier load, leave the suspension in and walk cross-country in comfort.

The backpack is made from rugged nylon fabrics with an OutDry waterproof membrane, which will keep all the gear in the main pocket safe and dry, and features a front zip pocket that's easily accessible and maintains its volume, even if the bag is stuffed full. There are tons of lash points and straps for carrying skis, ice axes, and poles, an easy-access crampon stash pocket, and a top skirt that extends to give you an extra 300 cubic inches of space.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • OutDry membrane construction main compartment keeps your gear safe and dry
  • Flexible design concept allows removing or adding pack components for optimal versatility
  • HardWave suspension conforms comfortably to the curve of your back and distributes weight evenly but is removable for carrying light loads
  • Multiple lash points and long compression webbing allow for overloads while effectively reducing volume as needed to keep any size load stable
  • Large zippered front pocket allows storage of frequently needed items or tools and maintains volume even when main compartment is full
  • Easy access crampon stash pocket
  • Intuitive, easy to secure and adjust ice-ax / ice tool carry system with pass through sleeve to conceal picks
  • Super-strong X-Ply Ripstop front panel offers extreme abrasion resistance and tear strength at an incredibly light weight
  • Great load transfer through an aluminum perimeter stay that locks into hipbelt while allowing slight pivoting
  • Dual-density shoulder straps carry in comfort
  • Removable padded waist belt, with gear loops, adds stability
  • Swap the padded waist belt for a webbing belt (included) when carrying lighter loads
  • Removable top pocket with zippered security pocket inside for valuables
  • Reinforced grab handle ensures safe hauling when needed
  • Deep wand or picket pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Sml/Med size weighs 1684g
  • Med/Lge size weighs 1736g
  • Fabric Accent: HardWear X-Ply Ripstop
  • Body Fabric: 400D HD Nylon
  • Fabric Bottom: 840D HT Ballistic Nylon
  • Pack Capacity S/M: 70L / M/L: 75 L
  • Pack Dimensions S/M: 86 x 33 x 36cm / M/L: 91 x 33 x 37cm
  • Back Length: S/M: 41-48 cm / M/L: 47-56cm
  • Waist size S/M: 71-86cm / M/L: 84-99cm
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