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Crux 3G AK47 (RT) £229.00
The AK47 is the icon of the crux range. Launched in 2002, it remained virtually unchanged for over a decade – a testimony to the enduring appeal of its ruthless functionality and aesthetic simplicity. The 3rd-generation AK47, introduced in 2015, is identical to its predecessor in features and function. The main differences are a new fabric, which now contains 40% Kevlar (up from 28% previously), a titanium frame that is fully malleable (as well as removable), and an all-welded construction for complete water-resistance.
Designed for classic alpine mountaineering, the AK47 is small enough for shorter climbs yet big enough for multi-day routes. It will hump a heavy load of hardware to the bottom of a route with sufficient comfort, but when empty is so light that you hardly notice it on steep ground. What really sets the AK47 apart, though, is its stark, minimalist design. Features have been pared to the brink of absolute necessity, with enough detail retained to allow each climber to tailor the pack to his/her unique style.
This is the 2016 version of the 3rd generation 3G AK47, and has a roll-top closing system for the main compartment.
Weight - 1195 g
Fabric 40% Kevlar / 60 %, Cordura, 240 g/m²
Frame 7.00 mm Ø tubular titanium, full frame (removable)
Sizes - 1 (short), 2 (medium), 3 (long)
There are 3 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Robin from United KingdomOwner03 September 2017 12:18
I have the original AK47 rucksack, which has neither the sealed seams, roll top or extra Kevlar content of this model! But over the years it has been a truly superb piece of kit, and has asked everything demanded of it, whether mountaineering, ski touring, day walking or most recently, multi-day high level via ferrata touring.
Despite being dragged and scraped against the roughest of surfaces, my AK47 remains pristine; unpunctured despite carrying ice axes, crampons, climbing gear and ski poles inside: all pointy stuff that most rucksacks hate!
I also own an RK40 model, which is the original fully-waterproof, roll-top Crux rucksack for wet-weather and aquatic use. Combining these features into the mountain-orientated AK47 is bound to make a superb product even better!
All Crux models are pared down to the absolute essentials; something that is really refreshing in a n overly-complicated, feature-laden world. In use, you'll find you have everything you need and nothing more. Everything works, and works well:
Inside: One large single compartment, with a hydration pocket between the metal back supports that will fit a 3L bladder.
Lid: One large external top pocket, and one internal flush zipped pocket on underside for ID, etc. Top pocket has a retaining clip for keys or compass.
Side straps: adjustable from top or bottom. Removable. Clip at top allows rapid storage of bulky items. Simple wand pockets at base on sides stop poles or skis from sliding down.
Harness system: very simple, but comfortable and effective. Despite being basic, the hip strap will transfer load effectively during long walk-ins, etc. Entire harness system can be cinched in tight for when the rucksack needs to be stabilized for climbing or moving over dangerous ground. Very stable under load.
Summary: An investment, but one that will pay back in spades over the years. Utterly, utterly bombproof, on a completely different level of design and construction to other makes.
J. Rau. Photography from GermanyOwner28 June 2019 10:52
Perfect and really waterproof
M Clay from CambodiaOwner11 July 2018 07:46
Fast delivery easy ordering
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