The Kanza 55 backpack from Mountain Hardwear brings comfort back into the equation. The alpine suspension allows for plenty of ventilation to help you maintain a more comfortable core temperature when you're on the move, while also distributing the weight where it belongs.
Alpine suspension modified to maximize ventilation, while maintaining excellent support and load transfer
Fixed harness components simplify the fitting process and minimize pack weight
High functional compression strap system borrowed from Mountain Hardwear's Alpine packs, secures overloads, effectively shrinks packs to minimal volume, and tucks away inside front pocket when not needed
Skirt extension adds 375 cu in of carrying capacity when needed
Floating top lid with bungee web is removable to reduce weight
Ice axe and ski pole attachment straps
Roomy front pocket provides convenient storage for frequently-used items
Stretch woven side pockets offer quick storage/access for water bottles, hat/gloves, etc.
Sleeping pad straps are stowable to reduce clutter when not needed
Externally accessed hydration sleeve is easier to reload