12Ls bigger to start with over the 26L Warthog. Probably more realistic for most of us in North America. Same basic volume that I have been using for a long time most everywhere here, Canada and in the Alps. It is an aquired taste/size. All the same features as the original.
Same 18" back length and 3" spread at the top of the should straps. Weight is 910g or 2# even. Weight listed on the Blue Ice web site is 890g. But stripped of straps and the removable waist belt it would be lighter than the 780g. Material is 500 x *50 denier Cordura. And a nice mellow red in color. YKK zippers and a double fabric bottom.
Nice, simple and useful alpine pack. I really like it.
Do you have these available? If so, I want one!
I love my 26L, with one big caveat: it doesn't carry skis, which is a big problem in the Chamonix winter and spring. For times where I need a bit more space and/or skis, I turn to the awesome Cilogear 30:30. Those two packs make an awesome combination.
Sorry Raf..no more Blue Ice.
Ski? Agreed. It is so simple to add a two loop system to carry skis on any pack. I don't understand why every alpine pack don't have that system added on.
Older X-Blue Ice and new Yeti -models have ski loops.
The 30l model even strips down to modes 800g.
I feel the same way. I was looking for a harness that had these things. 5 gear loops, 2 ice clipper slots, fixed leg loops, and as light as possible. This would be for use year round. Ice, Alpine, single pitch etc. Do you think I could find one no way. I ended up getting a Petzl Hirendous and sewing a extra gear loop on the back.
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