Arc Haul 62L Backpack

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$299.00 Weight 22.6 oz / 642.0 g


Lead Time Ships in About 1 Week

Long days between resupplies require a pack designed with ample space and durability. The ultralight Arc Haul backpack is innovatively designed to be a true workhorse from the Sierras to the Shenandoah.

Comfortably transfer your pack’s weight to your hips with our patented ‘Arc Frame’ system.  The frame also creates a gap between your back and the pack allowing for air flow that helps keeps you cool.

Featuring adjustable shoulder straps, an interchangeable belt, and a variety of optional modular add-ons, the award-winning Arc Haul will allow you to tackle those long days on the trail with a durable ultralight backpack designed to fit you.

 

  • 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:

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

Most hikers wear their belt near the top of their hips, however, it isn’t uncommon for hikers to position their belt higher or lower.

To ensure you lock in the perfect fit, we suggest putting a belt on over your clothes in the spot where you’d like to belt to ride. Start your measurement at the center of the belt where it meets your spine.

Lower your chin towards your chest.  This will cause the C7 vertebrae to protrude at the base of your neck. The C7 vertebrae will mark the top of your torso height measurement.

Using the string or cloth tape measure, follow the curve of your spine up from the center of your belt to your C7 vertebrae.  This measurement is your torso height.

Belt Size:

To measure your belt size, pull a string or cloth tape measure tight around the spot you’d like your belt to ride. Choose a belt with a minimum adjustment of a couple inches smaller than your actual waist measurement. This will leave room for you to tighten down the belt if you lose a little weight on trail.

The belts on our Arc Series packs are also removable and interchangeable. This will give you the ability to switch the belt out if your waist size changes.

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

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CG
11/14/2020
Cristy G.
United States United States
Great pack!

Cannot beat the Zpack backpacks! I decided to purchase a larger size pack for backpacking, to provide more options with a bigger sleeping bag as the temperatures get colder. The orange color is important as hunting season begins. I don't want to be mistaken for a 4 legged when hiking!

BD
11/10/2020
Brian D.
United States United States
Perfect size pack!

My friend recommended Zpacks for a light weight pack. I ordered the Arc Haul 62L. It's the perfect size for a backpack trip of a week or less. Weighs hardly anything, well maid, and is really comfortable as long as you don't overload it with unnecessary junk!

CW
11/01/2020
Chris W.
United States United States
Arc haul

This backpack is awesome. Easy to use. Lots of room. Simple to adjust on the move. Very comfortable. Definitely a bit pricey but you get your money’s worth. Get the belt and shoulder pouches too.

DL
09/21/2020
Dennis L.
United States United States
Awesome pack

Had this pack out for a 3 night hike on the Superior hiking trail. The Arc haul 62l performed beyond expectations.

SH
09/10/2020
Sarah H.
United States United States
Awesome high quality backpack, really light, and nice arc feature

I used this backpack on a trip to Dollar Lake in the Uintas. The amount of hiking is quite a lot since I explored the lakes around the area. This bag is truly ultralight. The volume of this bag is a good size for a multi day trip, and the waterproof fabric really saved my stuff because it rained thd days i was backpacking. The drink pockets are deep and hold things securely. The arcing feature of this bag is awesome! It really helped me to keep airflow on my bag so that there was less sweat on my back. This bag is super adjustable and fits me better than my old backpack. My old bag wasnt as good for backpacking and i would often feel sore and bruised in areas because i couldnt adjust it as much. This bag didnt leave me in pain and is designed in a way where the load can be distributed evenly and smartly. Love this bag and it was worth every penny!