The Sierra Designs Ministry 40 backpack effectively balances weight, carrying capability and performance. A host of climb-friendly features make the Ministry 40 an excellent option for rock climbing, ice climbing or ski mountaineering.
The Sierra Designs Fulcrum Suspension keeps weight to a minimum without sacrificing load-bearing performance. A single lightweight DAC aluminum H-Beam stay works in tandem with two molded HDPE framesheets to provide support, distribute weight and maintain flexibility. Angled, contoured shoulder straps provide an ergonomic fit and an articulating hipbelt auto-adjusts to mirror your movements while maintaining balance. Strategically placed dual-density foam in the lumbar and scapula areas of the backpanel ensures comfort, improves stability and provides ventilated air channels to keep heat from building up. An adjustable, sliding sternum strap and load-lifter straps allow you to fine-tune fit with on-the-go adjustments. The Ministry 40 is available in a Small/Medium size that accommodates torsos measuring 16"-18.5" and a Medium/Large size that fits torso lengths ranging from 18"-20.5".
The Small/Medium size offers 2350 cubic inches of storage capacity and the Medium/Large size offers 2500 cubic inches of storage. The main packbag is accessed through a lidded top entry. A large front pocket provides additional storage and enables pass-through access to the main compartment. A stretch woven pocket on the front of the pack allows you to stash extra layers or other gear. A pocket located inside the lid of the Ministry 40 provides yet another organizational option. Side compression straps help you cinch down your load and also serve as lash points for additional gear. Stretch woven side pockets are the perfect place for stashing water bottles or other smaller items.
Other features found on the Ministry 40 include integrated trekking pole loops, radio/GPS attachment points, a woven haul handle and a built-in bottle opener. S removable emergency bivy pad serves as a place to organize gear or use as a base for belaying. A 3-point haul system, gear-racking features and ski loops further enhance the Ministry's mountaineering performance. An internal lined sleeve and dual exit ports combine to make the Ministry 40 hydration compatible. Zippered mesh pockets on the hipbelt keep snacks and essential items in easy reach.
The Sierra Designs Ministry 40 is available in your choice of size and color options.
Styles available: Medium/Large Rust, Small/Medium Rust
Sierra Designs part numbers: 00654811 Rust, 00654911 Rust