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Zpacks Arcblast for Fastpacking?
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Gil Blank
Zpacks Arcblast for Fastpacking? on 09/27/2013 14:10:46 MDT Print View

I am getting my gear together for fastpacking this Spring and Summer. The Zpacks Arcblast seems like a good choice because it does not hug your back and thus provides some ventilation. However, is the Arcblast durable enough to run and power-hike loaded with 25 pounds? Thanks for the feedback.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Zpacks Arcblast for Fastpacking? on 09/27/2013 16:41:48 MDT Print View

I'm sure the durability of what you want is plenty for the Arc to handle.

25 pounds is a lot for a "fast pack".
For fastpaking, this would be at least a weeks trek.

For 25 pounds, the blast is probably your best option out there.