Designed for travellers, adventurers and the constant wanderers, each pack is loaded with thoughtful features built to compliment your lifestyle. Refined and improved from our Sea to Sky backpack is its strategic and detachable hip pack system, improved sternum and waist straps, and additional support structure for added comfort and storage. The Alta 21 is the perfect tool no matter what adventure you're on.
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The Alta 21 has over 20 features packed into a pouch smaller than the size of your palm. It's ultra-lightweight meaning you can pack this into any of your travels for those times you need a technical daypack for your travels or adventures.
100% Waterproof Compartment
Each Alta 21 has a built in, 100% waterproof compartment, doubling as a dry sack. The outer shell is lined with Durable Waterproof Cordura® fabric - this helps to keep your electronics and clothes dry whatever the situation. Rain, Snow, Mud, Lakes, Oceans.
Fits In Your Hand - Compression Cordura® Pouch
The 21 Litre Alta packs down to fit in the palm of your hands. With the newly improved compression stuff sack, you'll be able to get the bag in and out within seconds. We've also added some carry loops so this Pouch can carry other small essentials when it's not carrying the Alta 21.
Detachable 3L Hip Pack
Each pack comes with a built in detachable 3L Hip Pack. It's multi-pockets and mesh lined backing is designed for when you only need to carry the essentials. Whether you're on your morning jog, trip down to the market, or skiing down the slopes, we're sure you'll find use with the hip pack.
Inflatable Back Support (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)
We wanted to give the bag structure and additional comfort for certain activities. With the inflatable back support you'll be able to create a more rigid bag when you need it and take it out when you don't. Designed also to be ultra-lightweight and allow airflow to travel between your back and the bag.
Seat Cushion / Pillow
Long day? No where to sit? The Inflatable Back Support is also built to double as a seat cushion or a head rest for when you need it the most. On Kickstarter only, we're including one with every Alta 21 Pack.
Hidden Hydration / Accessories Compartment
We added a hydration compartment due to popular requests! It's separated from the Inflatable Back Support with a waterproof Cordura® divider so you can use both the Hydration Pack and the Inflatable back support at the same time. The space is also large enough to fit a 13" laptop.
Zipper Lid Open - Easy Access To Main Compartment
Get access to the main compartment quick and easily with the new zipper lid open. The top opens and closes like a regular bag with the smooth YKK® zippers. We added this so you don't always have to use the Roll Top close when using the bag. Use this method when you don't need 100% waterproofing inside the main compartment.
Watertight Zippers - YKK Aquaseal®
Newly added YKK Aquaseal® zippers to ensure heavy rain stays out of your quick access pockets. The zipper colors had also been chosen to accentuate vibrant colors of the bag.
Easy Access Front Pocket
The front pockets allow you to easily reach your small essentials when you need it. Great for keeping your pen, notebook, maps, keys etc.
Deep 9.5" Expandable Mesh Pockets
These mesh pockets expand when you need them and retract to stay flush against the bag when you don't. Deep enough to hold any sized water bottle, shoe, or whatever you decide to stash in these pockets - you can be sure whatever you decide to put in here isn't going to fall out.
Durable 30D Cordura® Material
30D Cordura® material is some of the lightest, yet most durable materials on the market. It's rip resistant, tear resistant, and 100% waterproof, meaning you can use the Alta 21 the way it was meant to be used. Built for adventure.
Removable Sternum Straps (Improved)
We've improved the ITW® Sternum Straps to ensure a more secure fit on the bag so it doesn't fall off. The increased thickness of the straps give the bag a more secure fit when you're on the move. We've also kept them removable for when they're not in use.
Removable Waist Straps (Improved)
We've improved the ITW® Waist Straps to a thicker strap - this will help to steady the bag from swaying side to side while feeling more secure. Removable for when you don't need it.
95dB Safety Whistle
A cool 95db ITW® whistle used to annoy your friends or maybe in case of emergencies.
Expandable Waterproof Roll Top Closure
Need extra space? Remove the detachable Hip Pack and give yourself 2L of additional space to pack your gear in. The roll top closure will ensure all your items in the bag stay 100% dry, even with the Hip Pack removed.
Elfin Compression Packing Cubes
Keep organized with the Elfin Compression Packing Cubes. Made with the same waterproof Cordura material so you can keep your wet damp gear, or exploding liquids from ruining your bag! Features 3 sizes so you can pack from large to small!
Wallowa Ultra-Light Towel
The Wallowa ultra-light towel is a full sized towel that absorbs 3x its weight in water. Built with anti-microbial fabric so you never have to worry about fungus growth. As always, it's packs down to the size of your palm making sure you can travel light!
In 2017, The Pacific Northwest Co. was born with the help of the Kickstarter community. The Sea to Sky Pack was created and went on to thousands of adventures. We have been so humbled by your continued support and how far you have brought us from our first Kickstarter days.
We are excited to start this new journey with you as we evolve our brand name to Arkadia. Derived from the Arc that Cascadia (aka: Pacific Northwest) forms around us to create our backyard. Arkadia is where our inspiration for our products sprout, purposefully designed gear for the modern adventurer. Together we strive to design products that resemble not only high quality gear but a lifestyle.
For the past year, we heard what you had to say and we are thrilled to finally bring you our best product yet, The Alta 21, a pack inspired by the Kickstarter community.
A Huge Thanks to Our Campaign Partners
Risks and challenges
Since the launch of our first Kickstarter, the Sea to Sky pack, our team has been working night and day to dial in the design, production, and logistics to create an even better and more durable backpack for you. We have learned a lot from our first Kickstarter and are confident we can deliver a pack you'll love. Over the past year, we have met with our manufacturers and created relationships to ensure that we are able to deliver your packs on time.
We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risk and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these events, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you, our backers, and work to resolve all issues in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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