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Alchemist® 40 Pack

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The Original Outdoor Outfitter®

 


2012 Outside Gear of the Year Award Winner.

A tough alpinist pack, our Alchemist 40 has been honed to handle exactly the tools necessary for reaching big objectives. The expandable design hauls what you need to base camp, then straps down into a smaller pack for the final summit push.

"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 configuration...it'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."

  • Ultralight 210D Triple ripstop and 420D double ripstop nylon with TPU coatingRepels water and resists abrasion without excess weight
  • Integrated BFF Bivy padAdds comfort during breaks, belays, or emergency overnights
  • Compression rodsStabilize and distribute heavier loads for an easier carry
  • Wide-mouth entryAllows fast and easy access to all items inside
  • Expands to 55 litersSecond lid enables overloads or packs inside as hanging pocket
  • Quick-release tool carryProvides easy access to axes, poles, or wands
  • Exterior gear organizerStows pickets, wands, and skis with minimal hassle
  • EVA-molded belt and backProvide support for heavy loads of climbing hardware
  • 100% nylon
  • 4 lb with BFF pad; 3.4 lb 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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Review Summary

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First Ascent|Gear|Backpacks & DuffelsAlchemist® 40 Pack
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sturdy fabric (4)
  • Sturdy zippers (4)
  • Great construction (3)

Cons

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5.0

It's treated me good. Hiking and cross country skiing.

By The green pack

from Utah

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Pros

  • Able to expand
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ice axe holder
  • Light
  • Simple

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about First Ascent|Gear|Backpacks & Duffels Alchemist® 40 Pack:

      I've used the pack on a couple longer hikes and it's been great. One of the hikes was a winter ascent and needed to pack the shovel. Not really any good spots for a shovel but I was able to rig something to the hooks on the front. I love how it expands. I can keep things tight when I don't have as much gear or remove something large. Not sure sure how it would manage overnight with a tent and or sleeping bag inside. I'm guessing you could get away with it during the warmer months but it would be a struggle during the spring and fall.

      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Height:
      • 6'2"
      • Fit:
      • true to size
      • Size Type:
      • Tall
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      • Hiking
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      4.0

      Wonderful bag

      By TK

      from Maine

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      Comments about First Ascent|Gear|Backpacks & Duffels Alchemist® 40 Pack:

      Love the bag. Just wish they had shipped the right one the first time. Now if they only had mens Igniter Pants in stock. They've been sold out or only have had one size for years.

      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Height:
      • 5'10"
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      • true to size
      • Size Type:
      • Regular
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      • Hiking
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      5.0

      Great backpack for travel

      By Ted

      from Florida

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      Comments about First Ascent|Gear|Backpacks & Duffels Alchemist® 40 Pack:

      I'm not a big hiker but I travel a lot and always bring back more than I left with the expanding part of this pack works great. Using it for Ireland next and I can't wait.

      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Height:
      • 5'10"
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      • true to size
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      • Regular
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      • Travel
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      5.0

      Great Multi-Use Backpack

      By Andy

      from Massachusetts

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      Comments about First Ascent|Gear|Backpacks & Duffels Alchemist® 40 Pack:

      Love the backpack. Can't wait to use it.

      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Height:
      • 5'9"
      • Fit:
      • true to size
      • Size Type:
      • Regular
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      • Camping
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