New Arc'teryx Backpacks Khazri and Khamsin
Two New Packs for the Alpine World
Following an impressive lineage of technical backpacks, Arc'teryx's new Ascent Series backpacks are engineered and specifically detailed for those who choose to challenge themselves in the mountains. The full-featured Khamsin series is detailed for all-purpose mountaineering usability, while the streamlined Khazri packs deliver ultra-efficiency for the alpine minimalist.
The Khazri packs are designed for quintessential alpine pursuit. Trimmed down to include only the bear essentials, the Khazri 35 as well as the Kharzi 55 have a supportive and strippable suspension system, mitten-friendly zipper pulls, a removable thermoformed hip-belt and a removable/floating top lid. The two modular AXIS ice tool holders feature innovative axe locks: fast and easy to use with gloves the anodized aluminium tube slides through the eye or over the head of any ice tool and is locked securely with a Velcro! closure. The super-clean Kharzi 55 is large enough to move a camp up-hills, but also compressible enough to be a low-profile leading pack.
Resurrecting the Khamsin epithet, the 2008 Khamsin has been rethought and carefully featured for all-purpose mountaineering. The new Khamsin 40, Khamsin 50 and Khamsin 70 boast a highly modular construction with a Hypalon™ reinforced front outer “pocket” that allow users to easily pile on extra gear or strip down for the summit day. In addition to sharing several of the features found on the Khazri, the Khamsin has a full side access WaterTight™ zipper and injection moulded Polyurethane hip-belt gear loops. Each of the five packs is detailed with technical mountaineering features and made with lightweight durable materials that shed snow and take abuse.