Bacon 2.0 Pack
- First Ascent
- Hydration Ready
- Packs Into Pocket
There's definitely no fat in this Bacon. The original was a mere 650g, but our guides wanted to trim it even further. Introducing the Bacon 2.0. With narrower webbing, smaller hardware, and new 400D soft nylon diamond ripstop fabric, it weighs in at a wraith-like 550g. Guide-built with the Bacon's signature web skeleton—the secret to its ability to stabilize loads with such a light body. Two straps of continuous, 15mm nylon webbing start in the top lid, run down the front of the pack, then tie into the side compression/load stabilizer. The webbing gives a better structure without tension, and when the side load stabilizers are tensioned, it acts on the entire pack, pulling the load in closer. So instead of a loose noodle struggling to hold a considerable load, you have a pack that can actually be useful when carrying larger, heavier gear because the web skeleton keeps the gear secure and stable.
- Retractable Tool Loops: Attachment points for holster poles or axes
- Ski-Carry System: Securely holsters skis when boot-packing in A-frame style
- Crampon panel: Lash on for easy access
- Perforated Thermo-formed EVA Back panel: Breathable cushioning prevents overheating
- Load Lifters: Quickly balance loads
- Hydration Compatible: Internal sleeve and port (bladder not included)
- Packs into own Zip Pocket: Crams easily into corner of pack or duffel
- Removable waist belt: Shed excess weight when shaving ounces is critical
- 22.5"H x 10"W x 7"D
- 400-denier Soft Nylon Diamond Ripstop with a metallic polyurethane coating
Wear it With
- Yes, I recommend this productJLGender MaleHeight 5'10"Type RegularActivityHikingPros Comfort, Easy Care, Quality, VersatileConsAwesome technical packFeb 10, 2021
I really love this pack! I've been using it for long, technical winter hikes. It has more than enough room to fit all of my extra gear, and if the weather warms up it seems there is always room to stuff something else in there. The hydration design works well. The elastic hooks at the top and wire loops on the bottom are great design features. The straps on the outside make it easy to attach snowshoes and poles. It also packs up very small, which means you sacrifice some rigidity, but it is great to pack as a daypack when you're doing multi-day hikes. Just a wonderful piece of equipment. Overall it's a wonderful pack.
- Yes, I recommend this productCesarGender MaleHeight 5'6"Type RegularActivityHikingPros Comfort, VersatileConsmy favorite now (after good testing)Feb 10, 2021
Really light backpack. Nicely built, frameless but comfortable for short-medium hikes, stylish and made by First ascent (what else can I say!)
- Yes, I recommend this productThe SwamiGenderHeightTypeActivityClimbingProsConsPerfect alpine climbing pack — almostOct 24, 2020
I used this pack for winter alpine and ice climbing all over Alaska. I'm always amazed at the amount of gear it will swallow up without a complaint. It also has to be the lightest full featured pack on the market. I do have one small complaint: The ice axe attachments are not great. They are definitely good enough for a mountaineering axe, or an ice tool with an adze. However, a modern technical ice tool with no adze will not work. If EB took the ice tool holder design from their Alchemist packs and put it on the Bacon...woo boy. I'd buy 4 of them.