Alps Mountaineering Bryce External Frame Backpack
Alps Mountaineering backpacks are known for supplying additional features without sacrificing quality or boosting prices. We're not sure exactly how they are so capable of this, but hey, we don't ask! The Bryce is a larger sized backpack that holds up to 3600 cubic inches and possesses a strong, sturdy frame. The sleeping bag compartment, numerous pockets and additional straps and webbing should be of no surprise, but the extremely adjustable shoulder straps makes the Bryce fitting for body types of a wide range, men and women!
External Frame Pack Features:
- Mesh Pocket on Lower Side Pockets
- Large #8 Zippers
- Hydration Compatible
- Telescoping Frame
- Top Loading
- Sleeping Bag Compartment
- Lower Door - #10 Zipper
- Hold-open bar
- Multiple Zippered Side Pockets
- Large Mesh Water Bottle Pocket
- Spindrift Collar with Draw Cord
- Top Lid Lash Tabs
- Daisy Chain with Carry Handle
- Multiple Shoulder Strap Positions
- Padded Mesh Waist Belt
- Padded Shoulder Straps
- Vented Lumbar Support
- Color: Blue
- Fabric: Polyester Ripstop
- Capacity: 3600 cubic inches
- Weight: 4 lbs 13 oz
- Torso Range: 15" to 20"
Reviewers of the Bryce pack
have described it as being slightly heavier than normal packs. This is due to the larger capacity and more features that allow the user to carry more equipment. The balance is said to be incredible and the ability to modify the strapping system is essential for the experienced backpacker. A wide range of body types and sizes, whether man or woman, can adjust the Bryce backpack to their personal comfort level.
This pack can easily handle 35-50 pounds, which is a lot for once person to carry, but it goes to show the capability of such a strong external frame. Given how effective and efficient these style of packs are, it's no wonder that external frames were utilized over 7,000 years ago!