This purpose-made backcountry touring pack is built to go light on the ascent but has all the features to accommodate safety tools for steep descents. Patagonia's midsized Descensionist Pack 32L has a lightweight, fully-featured design that meets all the needs of backcountry riders out for the day in varied terrain.
Durable Cordura nylon fabric makes the Descensionist extremely light and supple but still provides burly puncture and abrasion resistance. The Descensionist has an asymmetrical spindrift collar that opens wide for easy packing and closes with the tug of a drawcord that simultaneously cinches the collar and closes the lid instantly for a secure seal against blowing snow. A handy side-access zipper provides an alternative entry to the main compartment and lets you access your gear quickly, and a zippered top pocket on the lid makes sure your small essentials stay handy. Your shovel and avy tools have their own zip-closing pocket that features internal elastic cording to keep everything organised and allow for instant access.
for puncture and abrasion resistance.
opens wide for easy packing. Drawcord simultaneously cinches collar and closes lid for a secure seal. Side zipper for easy access to the main compartment.
gives pack structure and helps to support heavy loads, but can be removed for lightweight pursuits.
with stretch-woven stash pocket.
for any on foot hikes.
on front provides lashing options. Compression straps on sides help manage different-sized loads. Zippered pocket on lid offers easy access to small items.