Eiger 42 Backpack
The Marmot crew have the details figured out. So you can concentrate on spring climbing on Mount Rainier or bagging a summer ascent of the Grand, Marmot’s Eiger is ideal for multi-day mountaineering missions and technical alpine ascents.
The Eiger’s durable, yet lightweight design puts Pertex Dyneema fabric throughout majority of the Eiger for exceptional abrasion resistance. And also works hand in hand with the reinforced areas of 210D nylon for added Eiger burliness.
For support, Marmot went with a removable aluminum stay and PE frame sheet, then for the 42 added a molded back panel for added comfort during those early alpine starts.
In terms of access, the Eiger has a roll-top closure for added protection from spindrift, if you decide to remove the top lid to save weight—the hip belt and sternum strap can also be removed when wearing the pack with a harness. Marmot added reinforced haul loops to the Eiger and put multiple clipping points for gear along the pack with reflective tape for added visibility during still-dark starts. The side compression straps can be used to cinch the load of the pack down tight, but are also reinforced to protect against ski edges as they can be used to carry skis in an A-frame. The reinforced and locking ice tool loops make the pack a solid choice for ice climbing and standard mountaineering endeavors, while the dual stretch side pockets can be used to stash additional gear or water bottles.
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- Removable aluminum stay and PE frame sheet
- Molded back panel
- Roll-top access
- Removable lid
- Removable waist belt and tool loops
- Pertex Dyneema fabric
- Side water bottle/gear pockets
- Compression straps