Ortlieb's 32L Elevation Pro is a waterproof rucksack with strap lid and roll top closure, ideal for mountaineering and alpine use.
Ortlieb says: Light weight, clean design, sturdy fabric: ORTLIEB’s innovative alpine and mountaineering backpack Elevation Pro, reliable for rock and ice. It is entirely designed for functionality under most extreme conditions. The proven roll closure underneath the flap and the external flap compartment guarantee a high IP rating with regards to being waterproof and dustproof. The external waterproof zipper allows easy access to gear stored inside the lid. There are numerous fixing options for equipment: daisychains, waterproof flap compartment, preparation for hydration system, helmet fixing, base loops for crampons, gear loops for trekking poles and ice axe, ompression straps suitable for transporting skis or rope.
The contact back system with ventilation channels and anatomically shaped shoulder straps ensure high carrying comfort. The shoulder straps are adjustable and the adjustable chest strap ensures perfect individual fit. Waist straps with gear loops are removable and feature two zippered pockets. The Elevation Pro is available in two capacities: 32 and 42 litres.
The Elevation Pro is an alpine-style pack designed for mountaineering, but many of its features would also be well-suited to ski touring. This hard wearing pack is made of PS42R tear and abrasion resistant nylon fabric so can take a lot of wear and tear. It has a comfortable air channel contact back system with adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist belt. The waist belt has two small zippered pockets that could store a compass or food bar. It also has a chest strap which has a handy whistle to use in an emergency.
Feature-wise this pack has everything you could ask for - daisy chains for attaching extra gear, Ice axe/pole loops, multifunctional compression straps and a removable helmet attachment. The main compartment features a zippered inner pocket and a sleeve for hydration bladders, with the hose routing through a sealed port that takes a maximum 10.5mm diameter hose. The bag has a roll closure for securing your gear and a flip lid which has a large external waterproof zippered pocket. If you find your self having to carry crampons you can attach them to the gear slots on the bags reinforced base.
Ortlieb's Elevation Series also make an Elevation Alpine ruck sack which is very similar to the Elevation Pro however it has a drawcord closure, stretch fabric and ripstop nylon lid with an internal pocket. Both the alpine and the Pro are available in a 32L and 42L bag. See below for a personal review of Ortlieb's Elevation Pro Rucksack.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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