Montane Medusa 32L Backpack


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For mountain ascents and ultra distances where weight is critical but comfort cannot be compromised.  


Designed for mountain ascents and ultra distances where weight is critical but comfort cannot be compromised. The Medusa features an innovative 'Dual Tool' clean system, which enables tools to be stored upright as well as upside down. Utilises RAPTOR TL fabric combined with a superior and lightweight MONTANE® 'Comfort Back Pad'. The Medusa 32 has been used across the world from the Scottish Mountains, French Alps and high Himalaya and is fast becoming a classic pack.
Reinforced base fabric: RAPTOR UTL
Back pad / shoulder straps / hip fins: CONTACT Mesh
Lining fabric: HALO
Moroccan blue / Shadow webbing
Black / Black webbing / Kiwi trim
Weight: 967g 


Constructed from RAPTOR TL fabric in the main body which is tough yet exceptionally lightweight. Featuring a superb DWR and tear resistance
RAPTOR UTL ultra tough, lightweight base panel prevents abrasion against rock surfaces
Moulded MONTANE® 'Comfort Back Pad' features channels that wick sweat and rainwater away from the body and give additional ventilation
Waterproof shell friendly CONTACT Mesh on the shoulder straps, MONTANE® 'Comfort Back Pad' and inner hip belt facings prevent abrasion on shell clothing when the pack is full to capacity and with heavy use
'Dual Tool' reversed clean fit technical ice axe and walking pole attachment system. Ice axes can be reversed to an 'Alpine safe' position for increased safety when moving
'Dual Tool' system has also been designed to easily accommodate a wide variety of trekking poles
Two top shoulder straps allow the pack weight to pull close to the body and control the pack stability for the required terrain
Buddy pocket for front access whilst on the move features a stiffened lip to prevent loss of items if zips are left open
Buddy pocket features reversed zips with zip garages for zip head protection
Wide mouth central opening into pack with 'Cord Lord' quick release mechanism
Internal top compression with reversible buckle over mouth opening for secure rope storage
Chest harness with left hand clip prevents bulky buckles over the sternum and increases comfort with its low profile
Symmetrical single hand side compression pulls lock down and hold contents of pack whilst moving
Space saving efficient top lid central front pull can compress down on pack contents easily
Reversible locking webbing buckles
Body curve hip fins for strong comfort and stability when on the move
Double tension waist harness for extra stability and pack weight equalisation
GRANITE STRETCH tough bucket side pockets for water bottle and backcountry ski storage
Internal security pocket featuring vertical upside down zippered entry preventing coin and key loss. Also features internal key clip
GRANITE STRETCH skirt around lid for clean and sleek fabric hugging closure
Right hip head torch, gel shot, energy bar, GPS, mobile phone etc stash pocket
Left hip gear loop for clipping items of equipment whilst on the move
Front central gear loop attachment point
Includes drawcords that can be affixed to front loops for additional stretch front storage
Quality nylon webbing used throughout
H²O top right tube opening and internal bladder storage
Wide mouth central opening with 'Cord Lord' quick release mechanism
Arm harness H²O tube attachment point
MONTANE® custom made glove and mitt friendly zip pulls
Top load easy grab handle
360° 'DUSK TILL DAWN' head torch reflectivity at lower rear of pack in optimum position


100% nylon micro filament
Abrasion resistance 50,000+ at 12.5k PA (BS EN ISO 12947-2)
DWR finish with a grade 4 rating
500 denier with the qualities of a 1,000 denier fabric
Exceptionally tough and abrasion resistant
100% nylon air texturised micro filament
Abrasion resistance 50,000+ at 12.5k PA (BS EN ISO 12947-2)
DWR finish with a grade 5 rating
Very lightweight and tough
Tensile strength twice its weight
100% nylon
PU coating gives 1,500mm+ hydrostatic head
Abrasion resistance 50,000+ at 12.5k PA (BS EN ISO 12947-2)
DWR finish with a grade 5 rating
Nylon rip-stop for durability
209g/m² 90.5% nylon, 9.5% Spandex double weave fabric
Tough nylon outer weave adds abrasion resistance
Soft inner double weave face offers great next to skin comfort
Spandex yarns give the fabric four way stretch properties
The DWR finish wards off light showers of rain
100% Polyester mesh
Soft touch
Kind against waterproof shell


Due to the many different technical components involved, MONTANE® does not recommend that you wash your Medusa.
Wipe clean only.