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2009

Arc’teryx Arrakis 40 Backpack review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 40 Backpack
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The Arc'teryx Arrakis 40 pack provides versatility. Its design makes it a choice for a day of:
  • Hiking,
  • Skiing and boarding , or
  • Rock and ice climbing

If you stretch your imagination a bit, the Arrakis could be used for short backpacking excursions. Leave your tent at home and make reservations for a hiking shelter on the trail.

The Arrakis 40 is part of Arc’teryx’s AC2 series of packs. The packs are designed to be versatile. It seems to be a good concept – a day pack for all activities. Arc’teryx has constructed to be weatherproof. The construction of the Arrakis 40 is solid which makes it very durable. The harness and waist belt is bonded directly to the pack. Through wear and tear and some unnecessary abuse, the waist belt and the harness’s adjustment system did not budge.

The top of the Arrakis 40 has a roll top with 2 compression straps to secure your stash. There are 2 front external pockets – a small one for incidentals and a large side pocket. Both have waterproof zippers. The Arrakis 40 has side and front attachment points ideal for securing a snowboard, skis and poles.

The gridlock suspension system is the most impressive part of the pack. It provides a multitude of ways to adjust the fit of the pack. The suspension system snaps in and out with ease, and the construction of the grid locking system will make it last for the long haul.

Arcteryk_LogoThe Arc’teryx Arrakis 40 is a versatile pack for your adventures on dirt, snow, and rocks. The MSRP for the Arrakis 40 is $399, and it carries a lifetime warranty for defects in materials or workmanship. The pack is available in 2 color schemes – blackbird and lime. Arc’teryx also makes large capacity packs in their Arrakis line – 50 and 65 liters.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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