The Reach 12 liters is a versatile and very comfortable backpack ideal for objectives where speed and weight are the most important such as multi-pitch climbing, scrambling or short-day mountaineering routes.
Its anatomical vest allows you to have everything you need at your fingertips without having to access the main pocket.
In addition to its composition in extremely light Spectra this bag has all the accessories for high performance.
Small but sturdy, it's a climbing essential.
• Highly breathable back panel and shoulder straps
• Detachable helmet holder
• Hydration bladder compatible
• Stowable rope carry strap
• Zippered mesh pockets that fit 500 ml soft flasks or smartphone
• One mesh drop pocket on side, drop sleeve on front, internal hanging pockets
• Material: Nylon 70D with Spectra® grid
• Volume: 12L
• Dimensions: 45x27x6cm
• Weight: 371 g
I mainly bought this pack for the low profile zippered front pockets and the excellent compression system. It carries moderate loads well and keeps the load tight against your back, no matter how much of the pack is filled.
I am 5’10” (178 cm) tall. The pack sits high enough on my back to avoid interference with a climbing harness. The chest straps also don’t hinder climbing movements in the way that waist belts do.
I am a climber, alpinist and skier. The gear loops and ice clipper slots don’t seem terribly useful to me for climbing gear. If I am carrying climbing gear, I am going to have a climbing harness, and I would rather carry my climbing gear on my climbing harness. The gear loops are probably most useful for stashing collapsible poles. I guess they might be useful for temporarily holstering an ice axe.
I would prefer not to have the mesh side pockets for climbing. It would be much more useful for ski alpinism if there was a legitimate ski carry system with a burlier material that can hold up to ski edges. The gear loops are not big enough to pass skis through. Even if you could attach skis to the pack, they would likely destroy the pack fairly quickly.
This pack is perfect for fast light alpine climbs. Skiing. Rock multi pitch. Anything.