The Arete pack frame is a brand-new design, built from the ground up. The frame itself is lightweight and incredibly strong, designed for carrying loads of up to 50kg and providing unparalleled comfort. The body-mapped curvature of the frame and next-gen padding set the Arete up for maximum stability and stamina while hauling a wide variety of weight and bulk.
It incorporates 4 separate aluminium stays to provide contoured strength and stability across the full width of the frame. This carefully crafted shape allows the weight to distribute in a more even manner across the hips, back and shoulders, resulting in increased comfort and increased carrying capacity for the user.
The next-gen dual-density padding marks a new level of weight to support. This amazing new padding hugs the contact points in a more even manner for better weight distribution. This has allowed us to shape both the hip belt and back supports into a more ergonomic shape offering greater support to a wider range of body shapes. This layout includes our FoamFlow™ design which leaves open channels between contact points for fresh air to pass easily over your back and vent out heat and sweat.
The Arete Frame length is fully customizable for different body lengths. A locking frame height adjustment system means you only have to set it up once for your height, lock it, and it will stay set. All the tension points across the frame are reinforced for additional strength and all the hardware is Duraflex® made, the industry leader in bomb-proof buckles and ladder locks (webbing and strap adjusters).
Finally, the integrated meat shelf has been carefully crafted to place heavy meat loads in the optimal position. This locks the weight snugly to the frame body and close to your spine for an energy-efficient, comfortable, and safer pack out.
The core of the Arete pack system, the Arete Frame is a piece of premium design and engineering built to make the uncomfortable task of carrying weight and bulk over long distances, the best experience it can be.