This pack is for the shorter trips where really light and fast is paramount. The Ascent 8 securely holds your knife, some water, and your packable rain system. A pre-foamed molded hip belt offers a comfortable ride on the hips while the quilted Aero-Mesh back panel keeps your lower back dry. It’s hip pockets are strategically located for calls, range finders, wind indicators, and other small items you need at arm’s reach. An internal hydration system with hose clips running out on the hip belt allows for easy access. Lashing straps can carry various extra items. Two large compression wings hug the pack tight to your hips to stabilize the load.