- August 6 2011
This bag is very comfortable carrying,and the color is very bright,it is also light. It makes me very conspicuous in the crowd?My friends praise it suits me very much,I'm so happy.
- June 27 2011
This pack is amazing for its price. Compared to any other Arc'teryx Piece, this thing is a steal. It has all of the essentials a pack should have. Its really up to you whether or not the size is right. I personally wanted something for longer trips, so I went wit the Altra 65. But to be honest, the 65 Liter pack is almost twice the price of the Axios 50. So, if you're looking for either an ultralight pack with minimum space, or a long haul day hike its perfect. All in all, I love Arc'teryx Packs. And I can honestly say you will too. PS If you're wondering what reservoirs/bladders work with this, I know for sure that the Platypus 2L works, but NOT the 3L. I looked up the dimensions for the MSR bladders and I'm pretty sure both the 2L and 3L will work. But just to be safe, I would double-check that.
- February 9 2011
I have used this pack for overnight trip in my trip during 20F condition. I was able to pack every essentials- sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, dslr, camelbak, food, snowshoes, etc- comfortably and there was room left over for tent, more food, or clothes. The build quality is top of the notch just as what you would expect from alcT products. I am a big alcT fan and this pack definitely did not disappoint me. This pack may be small for those who are going on 3+ day trip with big tents, non-compressed sleeping bag, and non-essentials but for those who can bring only essentials and pack light, this is the pack for you!!
- December 31 2010
The Best Quiver of One
I have used this pack for a solid year. It has hauled climbing hardware, a weeks worth of gear and food on the Superior Hiking Trail, Nordic ski gear and an outdoor classroom of `stuff' for Leave No Trace Trainer courses. It's not the lightest or the toughest but it is the lightest toughest pack I've used. The features are few. Arcteryx put its money where it matters - a solid load-bearing structure and light, durable materials. The frame is supportive for small, dense loads and the hip belt never once folded as long as I stayed under 30 lbs. I like the open bag for flexibility and simplicity. The double lid pocket helps keep the small junk separate and the partly enclosed front pocket is great for a fly, insulation and other messy stuff. The side-located hydration pocket took some getting used to because one has to pack to place more weight on the opposite side to compensate for the water. As usual, Arcteryx's side pockets are a little too short to be functional and I could live without the side access zipper. I really appreciate not having all sorts of straps on the outside that I would cut off anyway. Aside from these small quibbles I would say that if you want one pack for most of your outdoor activities, buy this one.