$113.97 Regular price $189.95
The Warthog 45L has an excellent weight-to-performance ratio. Its modular volume and removable accessories make it a very versatile mountaineering bag.
An extremely comfortable and lightweight backpack: its innovative AlpinePro suspension system features an S-shaped removable back panel that perfectly optimizes the load on your shoulders.
The Warthog's compact 45L volume lets you carry everything you need for a multi-day excursion: ropes, crampons, ice axes, helmet, down jacket, bivouac gear, etc.
High-tenacity nylon fabric material makes this bag ever more robust for intensive use.
• Two back torso lengths available: S (42cm) or M (47cm)
• Quick opening drawcord system
• Removable thermo-formed, semi-rigid back panel with aluminum stays
• Removable sternum strap and padded waist belt with 2 gear loops
• Removable side compression straps
• 2 ice axe holders
• Detachable helmet holder
• Hydration bladder-compatible
• Rope holder
• Two zippered pockets
• Material: 210D high-tenacity ripstop nylon 66
• Volume: 45L
• Dimensions: 64x29x22cm (S)
• Weight: 1032g / min 743g
As someone who recreates and works in the mountain 200+ days a year, I can say this is the most versatile alpine climbing pack I've ever owned. So much so I stocked up on several of them. I've used this for ice climbing, alpine rock, new routing, and as carry-on while traveling. It checks all the boxes!
Love this pack. Durable, roomy, and comfortable even when loaded down with heavy gear. I've used it for general mountaineering and ice/mixed climbing, both for cragging and for multipitch with longer approaches, and it's been perfect for all of it. Fits everything I need, even bivy gear. I love that I can strip it down for lighter loads by removing the padding on the hip belt, the frame, and compression straps. I wish that I could remove even more, like the entire hip belt webbing and the internal pockets. Overall, I've really enjoyed this pack; solid piece of gear that I'll use for years to come.
Warthog 45L Pack
I have spent 300+ nights in the backcountry as a guide. Naturally, I've used a lot of different packs. The Warthog is, by far, the best. It's lightweight and it's space efficiency is remarkable. Everyone in my group had 70L bags that were overflowing. I was able to pack the same amount of stuff (including climbing gear and a rope) into/onto my 45L bag with ease. It feels much more comfortable than an Osprey (with a much better price) and has the durability of a black diamond bag (again, with a much, much better price)
I bought my warthog about 3 years ago at the start of summer 2019. I've taken it up several mountains in western Canada, to all the crags I've been to since (except maybe a handful of trips where my partner carried all the gear), on a lot of splitboard tours around the Monashees, Selkirks, Rockies and Coast mountains (so many powder turns!!), to big bush parties and on most of my grocery store trips. It's a great bag, it was a bit uncomfortable when I loaded it to the brink up to applebee dome in the bugaboos, but I just brought too much stuff. It's also holding up very well, many other bags would've teared the way I treated it on rock and snow. The only thing that broke is the draw cord around the top, and I don't really need it, if I did I'd just make a new one with some cordelette that could double as tat in a pitch.
I expect this bag to last for a long time and I'm going to be sad the day I have to retire it.