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Watch VideoWatch Product Demo Watch VideoWatch Melissa Arnot & David Morton Explain The Alchemist 40L

Live Your Adventure™

2012 Outside Gear of the Year Award Winner.

An alpine pack for big objectives, the Alchemist 40 is a 40–liter climber that sizes up easily to 55 liters when hauling heavy loads or cleaning camps after a summit push. Adjustable lifters stabilize heavy loads of varying sizes, and the entire pack cinches down small on summit day. Intuitive design with integrated, removable bivy pad, quick–access tool release function, and exterior gear organizer.

"This shape– shifter might just replace every pack you own.
For sheer day–in, day–out versatility, the Alchemist proved the best of the bunch."
Outside Magazine

As seen in the Men's Journal Gear Lab Collection
"The Alchemist 40L is the most versatile pack available, able to transform itself to fit any adventure. In standard's perfect for day hikes and peak bagging. Looking to escape on a longer trip? It morphs into a 55–liter pack capable of swallowing a multi–day trek's worth of gear."

  • EXPANDABLEGrows from 40 liters to 55, with a hood to keep your gear dry.
  • INNOVATIVE "BFF" INCLUDEDAvailable only from Eddie Bauer, the removable BFF functions as a bivi, frame and first aid pad.
  • ULTRALIGHT 210–DENIER TRIPLE RIPSTOP AND 420–DENIER DOUBLE RIPSTOP WITH TPU COATINGExtremely durable. Repels water and resists abrasion without excess weight.
  • DELRIN COMPRESSION RAILSFor even compression around the entire pack.
  • QUICK–RELEASE TOOL CARRYProvides easy access to axes, poles or wands.
  • WIDE–MOUTH ENTRYAllows fast and easy access to all items packed inside.
  • EXPANSION LIDAlso functions as an internal hanging pocket.
  • ADJUSTABLE LOAD LIFTERSStabilize the load.
  • EXTERIOR GEAR ORGANIZERStows pickets, wands and skis with minimal hassle.
  • CRAMPON PANELAdded durability on front of pack resists punctures from sharp crampons.
  • HYDRATION COMPATIBLEInternal sleeve with portal for easy hydration (bladder not included).
  • 210–denier triple ripstop and 420–denier double ripstop nylon
  • 4 lbs. with BFF: 3.4 pounds without
  • Imported
David Morton

"The Alchemist 40 is simple to use, lightweight and carries heavier loads well. I also can't imagine a better pack for versatility. If you are establishing a high camp and then going for a lighter–weight summit day, this is the expandable pack for you."

— David Morton

David Morton


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