User Guide

REAR PANEL ACCESS
Release shoulder harness and lay the bag down on its front. Bend the
shoulder straps away from the zip and open main zipper.
BENEFIT #1: This design allows equipment to be strapped to the front and top
of the backpack and still provide full accessibility to the main compartment.
BENEFIT #2: This design will prevent the rear panel from getting dirty as it will
not come in contact with the ground.
 
TOP ACCESS
Extra gear can be placed on top of the removable camera insert.
 
FRONT POCKET ACCESS 
Organize your alpine or travel gear that need to be accessed
fast and frequently.

 

HELMET ATTACHMENT SYSTEM OPTION #1

Located inside zip pocket on upper front panel. Open zipper
pocket and take out the helmet attachment fabric panel. Place
the helmet on the top of the bag and connect the aluminum toggle
attached to the fabric panel through the webbing loops located at
the upper rear of the backpack.

HELMET ATTACHMENT SYSTEM OPTION #2

Located inside zip pocket on upper front panel. Open zipper
pocket and take out the helmet attachment fabric panel.
Place the helmet on the front of the bag and connect the
aluminum toggle attached to the fabric panel through the
webbing loops located at the lower front of the backpack.

EXPANDABLE SIDE POCKETS

Located on both sides of the backpack. Designed to fit most water
bottles or items that need to be accessed quickly. Elastic bungee
cord lock closure prevents small items falling out.

  WAIST BELT ZIP POCKET & MOLLE WEBBING

Zipper pocket for small items on the left side. Molle webbing
for attachment of external pouches or accessories on the right side.

 LAPTOP SLEEVE

Location: inside front pocket.
Fits most 15 inch laptops. Foam padded and with Velcro® webbing
closure. The sleeve serves also to store the hydration system.

 TRAVEL / ALPINE GEAR ORGANIZER

Location: inside front pocket.
Snap button closure. Snap button can be used to divide the upper
edge in to to hold narrow items in place. Suited to use as an alpine
or avalanche equipment sleeve. Suited to store travel book or other
travel accessories.

 HYDRATION SYSTEM SLEEVE

Location: inside front pocket.
Velcro loop closure provided at the top to hold the hydration system
upwards. Hydration tube need to be routed through an opening
at the top, pulled through the main compartment, exit the backpack
at the top of the rear panel and fixed in place on the shoulder strap
by elastic bands. A plastic clip on the sternum strap secures the
mouth piece in place.

ORGANIZATIONAL POCKETS FOR SMALL ACCESSORIES

Location: main compartment inside rear panel.
Two zipper pockets made of a see-through and highly water-resistant
material for storage of memory cards, filters or other small accessories.

MULTIPLE MESH ZIPPER POUCHES

Location pocket #1: top main compartment.
Location pocket #2: top front pocket.
Pocket #1 comes with inside clip for securing keys.

VERTICAL SKI CARRY

1. Open the top side release buckle strap.
2. Insert the ski through the bottom buckle strap.
3. Close the top side release buckle strap and tighten.

DIAGONAL SKI CARRY

1. Open the side release buckle straps, loop around the skis, close and tighten.
H. Make sure the straps go through the Hypalon® loops to ensure secure attachment.

SNOWBOARD / SNOWSHOE CARRY

H. Un-thread the straps from the Hypalon® loops in the center of the pack.
1. Wrap the straps around the snowboard, close the side release buckles and tighten.

ICE AXE CARRY OPTION #1

1. Slide the ice axe through the lower front panel sleeve.
2. Loop the lower front strap around the ice axe, close and tighten.
3.  Release the bungee cord from the hook, loop around the ice axe,
re-attach bungee cord to the hook and tighten.

ICE AXE CARRY OPTION #2

1. Pull the lower ice axe webbing loop from the pouch.
2. Slide the ice axe through the webbing loop.
3. Swing the ice axe upwards and fix the top with the bungee cord.

POLE CARRIER

1. Loop the lower front strap around the poles, close and tighten.
2. Release the bungee cord from the hook, loop around the poles, re-attach
bungee cord to the hook and tighten.

ROPE CARRIER

1. Place the rope onto the top panel of the pack and open the upper side compression straps.
2. Loop the upper side compression straps around the rope, close the buckle and tighten.

 

GEAR COMPRESSION SYSTEM

1. Make sure the detachable side webbing straps (shown in blue) are fixed
to the front gear attachment straps (shown in grey).
2. Pull the excess webbing of the detachable side webbing straps to tighten
and compress the backpack content with attached gear tightly onto the
aluminum pack frame.

WAIST BELT EXCESS WEBBING STORAGE

1. Tighten the belt around your waist and retrieve the webbing end.
2. Push the webbing end into a pouch sewn on top of the waist belt until there
is no excess webbing left.

HIDE ICE-AXE ATTACHMENTS

1. The upper bungee cord with plastic hook can be hidden behind the
front panel when not in use.
2. The lower long webbing loop can be hidden behind the front panel
when not in use.

 

 

1. It is advised to insert the RCI empty into the backpack.

2. Zip off the front lid of the RCI and detach it completely.

3. Store the lid inside a sleeve on the rear of the RCI.

4. Open the top zipper of the backpack. It is important to insert the RCI into
the pack from the top zipper and NOT the rear zipper.

5. Retrieve the Velcro® tabs located on the inside of the backpack sewn 
into the rear panel seams and fix the Velcro® tabs to the inside
walls of the RCI. This will secure the RCI to the aluminum frame and
prevent it from moving around.

6. Ready to start packing!

1. Take empty collapsed RCI out of your check-in luggage.
2. Take the RCI out of dust bag.

3. Fold the RCI walls into a box.

4. Slide the RCI inside the backpack and ready to start packing! 

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