Arc Haul 62L Backpack

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$299.00 Weight 22.6 oz / 642.0 g
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If you want to go the distance with ample space in your gear and confidence in the durability, the Arc Haul is the ultralight backpack for you. This pack has our signature feature - the patented 'Flexed Arc' adjustable frame. This frame creates an air gap between your back and the pack, keeping you cool and providing a super comfortable fit. This fine-tuned innovative design makes the pack a the true workhorse of the Zpacks pack line.

Designed to accommodate a wide variety of modular add-ons, the Arc Haul allows you to dial in your perfect set up.

  • Constructed from 4.85 oz/sqyd Gridstop Fabric.

  • Roll-top closure (like our dry bags) keeps water out, and lets you roll down the top as your gear load shrinks. All seams and attachment points are taped, making the pack highly water resistant. We still suggest using dry bags for your important items like your sleeping bag.

  • Comfy 3/8" thick by 2.5" wide padded contoured shoulder straps and padded belt. Both the straps and the belt have a daisy chain for clipping on items, and an adjustable position sternum strap is also included. The belt and shoulder straps have 3D mesh on the underside. This gives them a little bit more cushion, and the belt also has more texture for better grip.

  • Side pockets are sized to fit 1 or 1.5 liter bottles. They are positioned low on the pack and slanted forward for easy access without removing the pack. The pockets have drainage holes at the bottom, and elastic that keeps them tight at the top.

  • Large stretchy mesh center pocket is great for quick access items. Mesh also lets you dry wet clothing and gives you a clear view of your gear.

  • Side compression straps are made from non-stretchy Dyneema cord for squishing down the pack volume. They also allow you to stand tall items like trekking poles in the side pockets.

  • A top strap, and base straps allow you to lash on extra items to the top or base of the pack. The straps come off if you don't need them.

  • A centrally located Hydration Port is included to string out a drinking tube over either the left or right shoulder. It is just above/between the shoulder straps and it has a triangular cover to keep out water. A water bladder can either be hung from an internal hang loop or laid horizontally on top of your gear.

  • The 62L pack size has enough space for 5-6 days of food and ultralight gear. The pack can be compressed down with the roll top and side compression straps for short trips or use the top strap and base straps to lash extra stuff to the outside for long carries.

  • All standard Bear Canisters, including the Bearikade Expedition and the BearVault 500 will fit in the upper half of this pack standing on end. There is enough extra girth to either wrap a foam pad around the canister (if you use one) or stand a medium stuff sack vertically beside the bear canister.

  • The short and medium size frames will fit into an airplane overhead bin with the top rolled down to the frame. The tall size frame may not fit unless you pop the vertical frame bars out of the pack.

  • Our Flexed Arc Frame is is covered by US Patent No. 9,060,590

  • Our torso height adjustment mechanism is is covered by US Patent No. 9,848,687

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.
  • Our ultralight Flexed Arc frame keeps the pack stiff so that most weight is carried on the hips instead of the shoulders. The frame pieces and mesh back panel can be easily removed or replaced.

  • The frame is curved to allow air flow and keep your back cushioned from the pack's contents. You can adjust the curve by tensioning the mesh back panel. The recommended arch is about 2.5" (6 cm).

  • The belt is attached directly to the bottom of the pack frame for the best load transfer.

  • The belt is removable and interchangeable. If you lose weight or need to share the pack between people the belt can be swapped out. Watch the belt removal video here.

  • The shoulder straps and load lifter straps are attached directly to the frame. Load lifters straps come standard on this pack.

  • The shoulder straps can move up or down to adjust the torso height to a perfect fit using our patented torso adjustment mechanism. It works like a conveyor belt. This is great for sharing the pack between people, for growing teenagers, or for resale.

  • The belt provides a full wrap around your back. No need for additional lumbar support.

  • The belt is done with "V-Style" webbing so that the top and bottom circumference can be adjusted independently. This helps wrap your hips much more securely, and prevents the belt from sliding down.

  • Collectively, these features provide the additional load transfer necessary for loads up to around 40 lbs (18 kg).

Specifications:

Body dimensions: 8" x 12.5" x 30" (20 cm x 31.8 cm x 76 cm)

Volume: 62L (49L main body, 2.5L each side pocket, 8L center pocket)

Frame Height: Short 19" (48.3 cm), Medium 21.5" (54.6 cm), Tall 24" (61 cm)

4.85 oz/sqyd Gridstop Fabric


This popular backpack material is a little stronger against abrasion. It has a grid of white High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) threads for exceptional tear strength, as well as a diagonal woven ripstop. The fabric has a waterproof urethane coating on the inside. This high-quality fabric has a finished weight (including the waterproof coating) of 4.85 oz/sqyd (165 g/m²).

Weight:
 4.85 oz/sqyd (165 g/m²)

Water Resistance:
 >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in Japan.



.3.5 oz/sqyd Mesh

This is the mesh that we use on our backpack's center pockets. It has a relatively light weight for mesh, while being difficult to tear. It can withstand getting caught on branches and other typical abrasion that backpacks are subjected to. The hole size is a about 4 mm (a little over 1/8"). 


Weight:
 3.5 oz/sqyd (119 g/m²)




5.3 oz/sqyd 3D Spacer Mesh

This mesh has a three-dimensional structure which allows airflow and adds cushioning. It has a tricot backing so you can't see clear through the holes. We use it on the underside of our backpack's shoulder straps and belts to absorb sweat, add cushion, and add grip. Our 3D mesh weighs less than most other types.


Weight:
 5.3 oz/sqyd (180 g/m²)

Thickness:
 About 3/32" (2.5 mm)


Torso Height:


A person's torso height doesn't necessarily correlate to their total height, a taller person can have a shorter torso and vice versa.

To measure your torso height, you will need the help of friend and a string or cloth tape measure.

To begin, lower your neck towards your chest. This will cause the C7 vertebra to protrude at the base of your neck. The C7 vertebra marks the top of your torso. Next wrap your hands around your love handles and then use your thumbs to feel for the top of your hipbones; also known as the iliac crest. The bottom point of your torso height measurement will be along your spine at the center point between your thumbs.

Using the cloth tape measure, follow the curve of your spine from the C7 vertebra to the center of your spine at the top of your iliac crest. This measurement is your torso height.

The torso height on this pack is adjustable up and down within a range for a perfect fit. If your torso is under 17" (43 cm) consider the Arc Scout which is built for shorter torso heights.

Belt Size:


To measure your belt size use a string or cloth tape measure pulled tight around the spot on your body that you want the belt to ride. Usually this will be near the top of your pelvic bone. The tape measure should be over top of your hiking pants and shirt. Do not rely on your pant size.

A medium belt has a minimum circumference of about 30" (76 cm) including the buckle. Each belt has about 15" (38 cm) of webbing for adjustment.

Choose a belt with a minimum adjustment a couple inches smaller than your measurement so that you can still tighten it down if you lose a little weight on trail.

The belt on this pack is removable and interchangeable. It can be swapped out.

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04/10/2019
Dominic

Amazing backpack.

The Arc Haul is definitely the best backpack I have ever used. It's very light, very durable and super comfortable even up to 30lb. I have used it every weekend for over a year on backpacking trips and day hikes. The Arc is amazing because of the breathability it gives. I highly recommend this backpack and Zpacks

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12/04/2018
Rob A.
Idaho, USA

The only pack I carry for all overnight and day trips moving forward.

"I want to thank Zpacks for the fantastic gear which I have enjoyed using for this summer. My base weight is currently at 18 pounds and I am loving my adventures more than ever. Who knew how much more enjoyable backpacking can be with well-designed lightweight gear?!! I completed a 90 mile trek along the Wind River High Route in Wyoming and also finished another week long trek through the Sawtooths of Idaho. For both trips the gear held up great and was so comfortable/functional. In all my years of backpacking I have purchased a lot of gear. (just ask my wife!) However, I have never owned a backpack that was so comfortable as the Zpacks Arc Haul. It is insanely comfortable on my body for the entire day. I absolutely love it and rave to everyone I meet about how well it transitions from hauling my full gear setup to being compressed down to serve as my day hike back. It will be the only pack I carry for all overnight and day trips moving forward."

Rob A. verified customer review of Arc Haul 62L Backpack
PR
03/24/2018
Paul R.
Arizona, USA

The most comfortable pack I have ever owned.

"I have been working on finishing the AZT and my Arc Haul is without a doubt the most comfortable pack I have ever owned. Whenever I run into someone on the trail your pack is always a topic of conversation. I usually start with "I don't work for Zpacks" since I go on and on about what a great pack it is!"

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11/30/2017
Art R.
Arizona, USA

Keep up the good work.

"I bought an Arc Haul a few years ago, then a second. Then my old buddies that I get together with every year in the Wind River Range saw my pack. They all bought one. Keep up the good work."

Art R. verified customer review of Arc Haul 62L Backpack
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11/26/2017
Steve F.
California, USA

What more can I ask for...

"I love my Arc Haul backpack. Its roomy, well built, and rides beautifully. What more can I ask for..."

Steve F. verified customer review of Arc Haul 62L Backpack