Montane Fast Alpine Pack - Unisex


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Can carry heavy loads and compress down tightly when empty. Designed for wearing a harness and big mountain activities, great size at 40L. 


This is a proper mountain packs perfect for Alpine routes in NZ also can be used for multiday Ski Touring. It was developed in conjunction with Montane’s lead athlete and big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick, leading British mountain guides and outdoor activists, the Fast Alpine 40 exudes functionality. The Fast Alpine 40 is designed to carry heavy climbing equipment to the base of a route and can compress down tightly when relatively empty. It works perfectly in conjunction with a technical climbing harness and is robust enough to cope with contact against abrasive rock surfaces. Most importantly, it is comfortable on long routes when dynamic climbing manoeuvres are required.

Weight 1350 Grams

Size 40Ltr


Minimalist, lightweight moulded MONTANE® ‘Comfort Climb Back Pad’ features channels that enhance ventilation and wick moisture away from the body
‘VertErgo Climb’ lightweight back system provides strength, support and comfort when carrying heavy loads, whilst also providing flex so as to not inhibit body movement. It can also be manipulated to fit the user’s back for a specific tailored fit
‘VertErgo Climb’ back system is engineered to be helmet compatible and allow unrestricted movement
‘VertErgo Climb’ back system has a horizontal top section which provides structure for top tension straps to torque off
If extreme weight saving and minimalism is required, ‘VertErgo Climb’ back system can be removed from pack

Features CONTACT Mesh on the shoulder straps, MONTANE® ‘Comfort Back Pad’ and inner hip belt facings to prevent abrasion on waterproof shell clothing when the pack is full to capacity and with heavy use
Two top shoulder tension straps allow pack weight to pull closer to the body and control pack stability
Shoulder straps have been specifically engineered for climbers to allow unrestricted movement when reaching and stretching during climbs
Chest and hip gear loops on either side for clipping spare hardware essentials whilst on the move
Chest harness with off-centre buckle which reduces bulk across the sternum and is easy to use with gloves or mitts
Body curve hip fins for excellent comfort and strong stability whatever the terrain
Removable padded hip belt for further weight reduction and to prevent interference with a climbing harness
Fixed webbing waist belt, with metal ‘quick release’ fastening which remains connected to the pack to provide continued stability

Internal security pocket featuring vertical upside down zippered entry

Extendable top lid with compression straps for increased height to accommodate a bulky rope
Wide mouth central opening with ‘Cord Lord’ quick release mechanism
Extendable internal top sleeve for extra storm protection of contents with double compression on outside opening and internal sleeve opening with ‘Cord Lord’ quick release mechanism

Top single hand side compression straps offer effective compression and help provide additional stability
Easy to use single hand compression of the whole lower pack body
Space saving efficient top lid front pull allowing for good vertical pack compression
Internal top compression over mouth opening for secure rope storage

Minimalist technical ice axe attachment points. Tools can be attached in an ‘Alpine safe’ position for increased safety when moving quickly or under tilted movement

Includes a lightweight removable MONTANE® ‘Alpine Mat’; a versatile custom foldable bivvy mat that provides additional back system padding when on the move
Front central reinforced horizontal grab handle that is easy to use with gloves or mitts
Stiffened front lid panel with lightweight glove and mitt friendly metal buckle
Reversible mitt and glove friendly locking webbing buckles and tough metal components throughout
Hydration bladder compatible with internal storage sleeve


Constructed from RAPTOR RS fabric in the main body which is tough yet lightweight and features a superb DWR and tear resistance
RAPTOR UTL tough, lightweight panels for additional abrasion protection against rock surfaces
GRANITE STRETCH skirt lid side panels give a clean fabric hugging lid closure
Super lightweight HALO lining fabric has a 1m hydrostatic head and offers additional protection to contents