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 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.
- Yes, I recommend this productMatthewGender MaleHeight 6'0"Type RegularActivityTravelPros Versatile, compact, portableConsFitness meter label is true to sizeFit:SmallLargeA refreshing update for an already great packJan 13, 2020
I owned the original model of the Bacon pack for over 3 years and put it through a multitude of travel adventures. The pack held up great and didn't begin to show any wear until after the two-year mark. The updates to the Bacon 2.0 pack are minimal but go to great lengths in ensuring that this pack is one worth owning. The introduction of YKK zippers make opening and closing the packs' various compartments easier and more enjoyable of an experience. The new nylon material makes the pack that much more flexible and capable of stuffing absolutely everything you should require into it, and at 28L capacity it is guaranteed to meet any stingy airline carry-on requirements. I've used this pack on weekend trips, 2-day hiking adventures, and even month-long minimal traveling expeditions. I would recommend the pack to anyone who is looking for a multiuse, top-loading pack. **If you can purchase the Bacon 2.0 while Eddie Bauer is having one of their many year-round sales, it's an absolute steal!
- Yes, I recommend this productCharlieGenderHeightTypeActivityCampingPros Comfortable, Convertible/packable, Great build quality, Plenty of loops for strapping, Well thought out designCons Slightly too small in volume for campingFitness meter label is true to sizeFit:SmallLargeMinimalist's 2 day hiking pack for mild weather.Sep 4, 2019
Loved this pack for everything it was designed for. Another 10 - 20L capacity and a built in rain fly would make this pack amazing. It's super light!