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Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack

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Product Info

The Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack is a compact and convenient pack perfect for day tours and serious sidecountry use. It has a quick-access zipper system to reach your avalanche tools, reinforced A-frame ski carry loops, snowboard carry straps, and twin ice axe loops. Clean and functional styling will make this the pack you reach for first day after day.

Product Details

Material

Nylon Ripstop 420D

Pockets

Belt Pocket

Quickdraws Holder

Features

Hydration Sleeve

Quick access to safety equipment

Retractable Ski, Snowboard and Axe Holder

Specs

  • Material: Nylon
  • Bag Volume (L): 27
  • Ski Carry: Yes
  • Snowboard Carry: Yes
  • Hydration Compatible: Yes
  • Hydration Reservoir Included: No
  • Laptop Sleeve: No

Reviews

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Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Great features (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

Good Backpack

By 

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Skier

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Well made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry Skiing
    • Commuting

    Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

    This backpack is designed for backcountry skiing. It has an emergency unzip pocket that holds avalanche safety gear and has imprinted instructions on how to address an avalanche emergency. It's durable, has many pockets for various equipment (goggles, beacon, probe, shovel, skis, snowboard, etc.) and is well made.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great pack bigger than you would think

    By 

    from WV

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

      Skiing

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      1st Impressions

      By 

      from Rocky Mountains

      About Me Hard Skier, Modern, Over-prepared, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Great At Ski Carrying
      • Great Features

      Cons

      • Poor Quickzip Design

      Best Uses

      • Back Country Skiing
      • Backside Country Skiing
      • Day hiking
      • One Night Backpacking
      • On-piste Skiing

      Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

      This is my first experience with a ski-specific pack, so some features I don't have much experience with.

      First, this pack just looks sexy and fits well. Even fully loaded with gear, it feels great on my back thanks to the padded hip straps, ample back padding and full length removable plastic pad and aluminum spine. The front and top of the pack also have a padded liner which helps it retain shape when not full and protects your gear from trees and chairlifts. Despite all this the pack is still relatively lightweight.

      This pack has features to side-carry or diagonal-carry skis and can also support a snowboard. I carried my long/heavy (105/186) skis on the sides on a side-country summit hike and barely noticed them on my back. With the slip in/buckle carry design I was able to move my skis from foot to back in under a minute.

      The top of the pack opens up to a large gear pocket great for snacks, goggles, small gloves, and other quick-access gear. It also includes an interior zippered mesh organizer pocket for smaller items like keys. The pocket design allows you to open this compartment fully without anything falling out. I love this top gear pocket as it provides ample room and is easy to access without opening the entire pack.

      The main compartment is spacious and has only a small sleeve for a water reservoir. Velcro hooks at the top allow you to hang or clip in the reservoir to keep it in place. There are openings above both shoulders to run the water tube out, and the shoulder straps have internal sleeves to run the tube through. One problem I noticed is that the shoulder straps were too narrow to fit my mouthpiece through, so I was unable to run my water tubing through the shoulder straps (not a big deal for me).

      Now, the bad: The most prominent and unique feature here is the quick-access avy emergency gear pocket. The back panel zips closed to hide a compartment specifically designed to hold a shovel, probe, beacon, and other emergency gear. The panel zips open like a normal zipper, which is fine, BUT for fast access you can simply grab the tab at the top and rip the whole panel open in under a second. This is pretty cool, except that under heavy loads and/or lots of bumps, the tear-away zipper opens on its own. To reset the zipper, you have to pull the zipper all the way around the panel, which takes a considerable amount of work. This presents a major annoyance. Despite loving pretty much everything else, I felt that with this problem I can only give the pack 3 stars.

      Overall, I love this pack but I would be hesitant to purchase it until a new version comes out with a fix for the quick-access zipper issues.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      1st impressions

      By 

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Hard Skier, Overprepared, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Good Ski Carry Design
      • Great Features

      Cons

      • Bad Quickzip Design

      Best Uses

      • Back Country Touring
      • On-piste Skiing

      Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

      This is my first experience with a ski-specific pack, so some features I don't have much experience with.

      First, this pack just looks sexy and fits well. Even fully loaded with gear, it feels great on my back thanks to the padded hip straps, ample back padding and full length removable plastic spine. The front and top of the pack also have a padded liner which helps it retain shape when not full and protects your gear from trees and chairlifts. Despite all this the pack is still relatively lightweight.

      This pack has features to side-carry or diagonal-carry skis and can also support a snowboard. I carried my long/heavy (105/186) skis on the sides on a side-country summit hike and barely noticed them on my back. With the slip in/buckle carry design I was able to move my skis from foot to back in under a minute.

      The top of the pack opens up to a large gear pocket great for snacks, goggles, small gloves, and other quick-access gear. It also includes an interior zippered mesh organizer pocket for smaller items like keys. The pocket design allows you to open this compartment fully without anything falling out. I love this top gear pocket as it provides ample room and is easy to access without opening the entire pack.

      The main compartment is spacious and has only a small sleeve for a water reservoir. Velcro hooks at the top allow you to hang or clip in the reservoir to keep it in place. There are openings above both shoulders to run the water tube out, and the shoulder straps have internal sleeves to run the tube through. One problem I noticed is that the shoulder straps were too narrow to fit my mouthpiece through, so I was unable to run my water tubing through the shoulder straps (not a big deal for me).

      Now, the bad: The most prominent and unique feature here is the quick-access avy emergency gear pocket. The back panel zips closed to hide a compartment specifically designed to hold a shovel, probe, beacon, and other emergency gear. The panel zips open like a normal zipper, which is fine, BUT for fast access you can simply grab the tab at the top and rip the whole panel open in under a second. This is pretty cool, except that under heavy loads and/or lots of bumps, the tear-away zipper opens on its own. To reset the zipper, you have to pull the zipper all the way around the panel, which takes a considerable amount of work. This presents a major annoyance. Despite loving pretty much everything else, I felt that with this problem I can only give the pack 3 stars.

      Overall, I love this pack but I would be hesitant to purchase it until a new version comes out with a fix for the quick-access zipper issues.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good Design and Good Quality

      By 

      from Tempe, AZ

      About Me Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

        Large pocket. Good design for ski and snowboard, even first aid kit, small spade, and so on.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Meh

        By 

        from Bellingham, WA

        About Me Athlete, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Quick Unzip Poor Design
        • Stiff Back

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry Skiing

        Comments about Arva Rescuer 27L Backpack:

        I bought this for bike commuting and back-country skiing. The quick access pocket unzipped quickly but only had one zipper, so that once unzipped to re-zip you have to trace back up the whole length of the zipper the wrong way. Huge pain, poor design that makes that pocket more or less useless for anything but an actual emergency. Also the back was very stiff, perhaps some sort of added spine protection. not very comfortable. Otherwise the pack was stylish and had good features. not for me.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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