Alps Mountaineering Zion Olive 3900 cu in
As ALPS's reputation for quality packs has grown, we've had numerous requests for external packs, and for 2010, we've designed 2 models that are worth checking out. The Zion has a sleeping bag compartment and top loading access. There are various pockets to keep your gear organized and important items handy. The padded shoulder straps have multiple positions so you can adjust the pack to fit your body. The features found on the Zion make this pack top-of-the-line!
- Hydration Compatible
- Top Loading
- Sleeping Bag Compartment
- Lower Door - #10 Zipper
- Hold-open bar
- Large Front Pocket
- Multiple Zippered Side Pockets
- Mesh Pocket on Lower Side Pockets
- Large Mesh Water Bottle Pocket
- Spindrift Collar with Draw Cord
- Top Lid Lash Tabs
- Ice-axe Loop
- Daisy Chain with Carry Handle
- Multiple Shoulder Strap Positions
- Padded Mesh Waist Belt
- Padded Shoulder Straps
- Vented Lumbar Support
- Color: Olive
- Fabric: Nylon Ripstop
- Capacity: 3900 cubic inches
- Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz.
- Torso Range: 17" to 24"
- Waist Size: 28" to 40"
Weight: 5.35 pounds.
Dimensional Weight: 23.42 pounds.
Dimensions: 17" (W) x 6.5" (H) x 35.75" (D)
Weight Disclaimer: * Weight may vary based on configuration.
I took this backpack to Philmont and was pleased overall. Most importantly, it did a good job distributing weight to my hips and was basically comfortable. The water bladder set up worked well for me. I used a Platypus bladder that fit into the area sideways. However, room for improvements exist. I think the exterior pockets could be better. In particular, the backpack would be improved by mesh pockets at the bottom to hold water bottles. I think pouches on the hip belt would also improve the pack. The strap across my chest came out of the rail at one point, but I was able to get it back in using my pocket knife and it worked fine thereafter.