An ultra-lightweight option for alpine pursuits ski mountaineering or fast-moving technical day hiking the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp 20 pack has top-of-the-mountain features like an integrated ski carry system a waterproof compartment and backpanel access that keeps you from having to take the pack off to get to its contents.
The pack is constructed of ultra-lightweight triple ripstop and Dyneema fabrics which offer an amazing strength-to-weight ratio. S-Lab X-Alp 20’s lightweight EVA harness and padded backpanel deliver a body-hugging fit that lets you concentrate on moving fast. There are minimal seams and perforated mesh surface fabrics that provide excellent comfort and breathability at a minimal weight. The shoulder straps and hipbelt stabilize weight and balance the load being carried but also use strategic cutaways to maintain the minimalist design of the pack.
While there aren’t any traditional access points on the front of the pack a large vertical zipper running the length of the backpanel allows you to swivel the pack around to the front without undying the waistbelt so you can put hands on whatever you need inside the pack. This keeps the backpanel dry and ensures that the pack doesn’t get away from you on steep slopes. A lower compartment with a durable waterproof lining is accessed through a padded zippered access point. This pocket is ideal for crampons or any gear you may want to keep separate from other clothes or gear.
Other features include an integrated removable ski carrier a deep stretch shoulder harness pocket a helmet holder and ice axe loops.
- Designed for people who want to move quickly at high elevations
- Complete freedom of movement and access to gear without taking the pack off
- Fully featured to perform in a variety of activities
- Includes protective extreme ge
Best Use Hiking, Climbing, Running/Fitness, Snow Sports Volume 1220 cu in Type Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking, Fastpacking, Adventure Racing or Endurance Racing Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Material 3D Air Mesh
4-Way Stretch Mesh
100D Triple Ripstop, Waterproof 1000mm
210D Dynema Ripstop
Item Weight 19.75 oz Fits Torso One Size Dimensions 16" x 8" x 4"
Real Customer Reviews
- Good for hardcore day hikes
Likes: Comfortable, ultralight daypack. You can forget you're wearing it. Bottom pocket is great for cook gear, smaller articles of dry clothing. Being able to access main compartment without removing is handy, though, not that essential for my uses.
Dislikes: The main part of the pack is not at all waterproof, so you may want a small pack cover or use dry bag(s) inside.
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