It’s true: less really is more. The new, unfussy Guide Lite is a pared-down, lightweight mountain companion. The main compartment has a simple draw cord closure for easy access with just one hand. A removable rain cover, that doubles up as a helmet holder, provides the protection needed when the weather turns. This latest incarnation of our popular pack has a detachable, stowable climbing rope strap at the top of the pack, for quick and easy rope management. And for the weight-conscious athlete, the hip belt can be detached to save a few extra grams on a day trip into the hills. Mini fins at the base of the shoulder straps prevent load wobble while climbing and keep the pack snug against the body — leaving you free to give the mountain your full attention.
It’s on with your pack... and you’re off! The new Guide is now even lighter and more cleverly designed. Front access lets you get at your gear in no time. To cut down on extra weight, the hip fins or helmet holder can be detached and the frame removed. The Alpine back system creates a snug, secure fit on the body to prevent load wobble. An internal V-shaped frame is now even more flexible so that it adapts to your every move, especially when tackling challenging terrain.
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