V Top Strap
The strap held my bear canister very well for my trip to the Adirondacks where a bear canister was required. Great product.
Our V Top Strap adds additional stability when you’re carrying heavier items on the top of your backpack. It is a little bit more secure than the standard, single top strap.
It can be used to carry a bear canister so long as the canister can squish into your gear as shown. Alternatively, a canister can also be carried standing vertically inside the pack.
The V Top Strap is modular and can be added or removed from your pack as necessary. Our normal, single top strap is also included when you add this option.
These Top straps are not compatible with the Nero backpack. If you need a V Top Strap for your Nero, you'll can purchase one specifically designed to work with one here.
- bear canister
- Arc Haul Zip
- Arc Blast
Tie Down Could Be Better
I used my V Strap to secure my tent to the top of my pack. I realize the effort to keep things light however in this situation I believe the loss of function overrides the weight savings. I feel there should be to separate straps and secure in the back with 2 locations similar to width on the front side keeping it more secure. I had trouble keeping my 2lb tent secure.
This is the first year I have used an ultra light backpack and I am very pleased with my Arc Blast. It is what I am looking for in a pack for both hiking and canoe trips. I wanted to keep the pack weight low for portaging and 'waterproof' when the pack is sitting in the bottom of my canoe. It sits comfortably on my back and is quick to pack up. I do not miss the extra pockets found in a conventional pack...I know where everything is. I like the V top and roll down straps as an option. The V top I use for storing my jacket. I look forward to seeing how well it holds up over time, but I am very pleased with the pack so far.
Works great for sleeping pads, tents, bear cans or a quick layer, and it much better at balancing / keeping items clean and dry than the straps on the bottom of the pack
What a Pack!
I purchased the Arc Haul 62L pack to replace an Osprey 70L. I used the Osprey on the AT in 2019 and 2021. I thought I needed the 70L to haul everything. After a friend of mine bought his Zpacks Arc Haul 62, I became interested mainly because of its lightweight and design. I found I could easily carry all my gear with plenty room to spare! I am using my new pack on the AT, again, in 2022 and can't wait to feel the difference after putting miles under my feet. I have tested my new pack and found it comfortable, light, easy to put on and take off; and am so pleased with it, I mentioned it to my hiking partner and she bought the same one, too!! Great product !
V Top Strap
Great product, light weight, strong and practical - very happy with it :)