Alpine Backpacks Bennington VT

While climbing, most people will only take along the essentials, which includes their climbing gear, food, and water. This is where an alpine pack is useful! Please read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio
(802) 387-8896
13 Kimball Hill Road
Putney, VT
 
Wells Chas H Fine Guns & Ammo
(802) 442-3267
216 Northside Dr
Bennington, VT
 
Dorset Field Club
(802) 867-2233
132 Church
Dorset, VT
 
Olympia Sports Center
(802) 748-7824
2000 Memorial Dr
Saint Johnsbury, VT
 
Base Camp Outfitters
(802) 775-0166
2363 Route 4 Killington
Rutland, VT
 
Olympia Sports
(802) 447-2579
95 Bennington Sq
Bennington, VT
 
Village Sport Shop
(802) 626-8648
74 Broad
Lyndon, VT
 
Village Sport Shop Outlet
(802) 626-8447
39 Depot Sq
Saint Johnsbury, VT
 
Mad River Run & Rally
(802) 496-8901
Waitsfield, VT
 
Dockside Outdoor Supply
(802) 862-0020
794 W Lakeshore Dr
Colchester, VT
 

Alpine Backpacks

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Alpine Backpacks

Designed for all of your mountaineering cargo

If you’ve ever done any mountain climbing or ice climbing, you probably found out pretty quickly that a regular backpack just doesn’t cut it when it comes to hauling your gear vertically up the side of a mountain. While climbing, most people will only take along the essentials, which includes their climbing gear, food, and water. This is where an alpine pack is useful.

Alpine packs are made to be sleek, light and easy to carry, instead of being built for comfort. You need to find an alpine pack that will let you move quickly and won’t restrict your climbing movements in any way. The heavier the backpack is; the bigger the load usually is and that translates into a slower climb.

Alpine packs are made to keep the load close to your back and properly and evenly balanced. Many packs will also let you haul them by rope when you have to take the pack off to climb. This means most alpine packs are abrasion resistant and have few loops and straps that could get caught or snagged on the terrain. However, an alpine pack should come with essential, exterior attachment points that allow you to safely carry an ice axe, crampons, skis, wands, and rope, etc.

It's a good idea to try and learn the differences about the various types of backpacks and make sure you get one that is designed for your needs.

Like most other types of backpacks, alpine packs are available in a wide variety of materials, designs, sizes, weights and colors.

Most alpine packs are made out of lightweight fabrics - such as nylon and polyester - and most of the materials are coated to be water resistant. These backpacks usually don’t come with many storage pockets, but you need to make sure that you can easily and quickly get into the pack to retrieve your essentials.

Most alpine packs are also compatible with internal bladder hydration systems that allow you to suck water through a tube while climbing. Some bags wi...

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