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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.
INTENDED USE: Day Trip - Ultralight
VOLUME 800 Cubic Inches
TECHNOLOGY Durable Water Repellent Finish
FABRIC DETAILS Soft-Shell Fabric
OPEN COUNTRY Open country pursuits run the gamut of moderate to high activity peppered with periods of pure motionlessness. Sitka's Open Country system responds brilliantly to the varying activity level and quickly changing weather conditions that come with glassing open bowls, tiptoeing through aspen groves, battling scree fields, and generally covering miles at a time. Moisture management is the central theme of this line—the key to keeping you comfortable and active. Choose additional layers to accommodate forecasted conditions, as well as the unknown. Face fabrics add the utmost durability and minimum weight. The smooth-woven face dries quickly and offers excellent packability—great for the overnighter in a tent. The GORE® OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country pattern is optimized for engagement ranges of 35 meters or more, mountain or open environments, and stalking prey with minimal coverage. This is how we define Open Country.
ELEVATED FOREST We like truths. The longer you are in your stand, the better your chance of success. The Forest system honors this general truth with pieces patterned to fit close to the body—making long, extended sits bearable. Anchored by our core layering system, the Elevated Forest outerwear pieces drive a balance toward R-values and quietness. We've increased loft without adding weight, brushed face fabrics for soundless movement, and eliminated unnecessary features that add noise. The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Forest pattern factors in the distance and extreme angles of this vertical environment. This is how we define Forest.