The Mountain Equipment Kaniq is a ski specific redesign of Mountain Equipment's popular Tupilak Mountaineering packs. Constructed from the same durable fabrics and with the same lightweight but fully featured design.
Constructed from PACT fabric, which is a densely woven high tenacity double rip-stop nylon, making it super robust yet still incredibly lightweight. The main body of the pack uses the strongest version of this fabric, offering high abrasion and puncture resistance. The base is reinforced providing structure and durability to the pack. All of the PACT fabric is DWR finished for water/snow shedding performance and has an air and water impermeable TPU internal coating. This results in the outer of the Kaniq being durable, lightweight and able to keep the contents fully protected from the elements.
The main body of the pack is slighly tapered at its core and is more streamlined, this assists with mobility and balance while skiing. Lightweight, supportive and comfortable high density EVA foam is used throughout; in the back panel, providing excellent torsional stability and flex control, in the shoulder straps, providing a contoured fit which will not mis-shape over time and in the hip-fins, to assist with distributing weight and to enhance load carrying comfort. The removable side compression straps can be used to carry skis in both A-frame and diagonal configuration.
The pack features a Zip-top closure. This is easily opened and closed with one hand and with or without gloves on. An internal roll-top closurecreates a seal from the elements and can be used as a divider for wet kit to be carried on top and if not required can be tucked inside the pack. A dedicated shovel and probe pocket is easy to access in a hurry, and there is a top accessories pocket on the lid for a headtorch or other items you want to keep close to hand. The dual ice axe head toggles are custom developed, lightweight and strong and are removable. The faired fins are designed so that they will fit a wide range of ice tools and integrated pockets protect the axes picks. All the straps on the pack can be removed if required.
Mountain Equipment Kaniq 33 Features
- PACT 300 high tenacity 6.6 yarn, double RS Nylon in the main body
- DWR outer and 25 micron TPU internally treated PACT
- Zip-top lid with internal roll top
- Removable high density 7mm EVA back panel
- High density 5mm EVA contoured shoulder straps
- 40mm webbing hipbelt with removable high density 5mm EVA hip fins
- Dual axe toggles with integrated pick pocket
- Sternum strap
- Side compression straps
- A-frame or diagonal ski carry
- Easy access shovel and probe pocket
- External shockcord and daisychain system
- Removable helmet carry net and rope strap
- 940g, stripped weight 620g
- Back length: