Crux 3G AK47 RT Rucksack
The AK47 is the icon of the crux range. Launched in 2002, it had remained virtually unchanged for over a decade – a testimony to its enduring appeal of ruthless functionality and aesthetic simplicity. This new 3rd generation model, introduced in 2015, is identical to its predecessor in features and function. The three main differences are a new fabric – 40% Kevlar instead of 28% previously – a titanium frame that is fully malleable (as well as removable), and an all-welded welded construction, making it fully water-resistant.
Designed for classic alpine mountaineering, it is small enough for shorter climbs yet big enough for multi-day routes. The AK47 will hump a heavy load of hardware to the bottom of a route with sufficient comfort, but when empty is so light that you hardly notice it on steep ground. What really sets the AK47 apart, though, is its stark, minimalist design. Features have been pared to the brink of absolute necessity with enough detail retained to allow each climber to tailor the pack to his/her unique style.
This is the 2016 version of the 3rd generation 3G AK47, and has a roll-top closing system for the main compartment.