Experience with Arcteryx Bora 75 pack

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Experience with Arcteryx Bora 75 pack

Postby philm » Thu 08 Dec, 2022 11:58 am

I'm looking for a 75 LTR pack and considering the Arcteryx Bora 75 pack. Does anyone have this pack and have any recommendations? Not going ultralight but at 2kgs the pack seems to fit a lot of my criteria. The other option is the Gegory Baltaro 75 but this is slightly heavier. I'll be looking to carry about 18 to 20 kg max in the pack which seems too much for a lot of ultralight packs.
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Re: Experience with Arcteryx Bora 75 pack

Postby headwerkn » Thu 08 Dec, 2022 2:48 pm

I used to have the Bora AR63 - same fundamental design but a heavier, burlier build with stronger materials AFAIK (and much more expensive by the look of things... AR63 retail was AU$900! Thankfully I didn't pay that).

The Kanga pocket is awesome for tent/wet weathers storage, the harness design and foam is brilliant and overall build/material quality is what you'd expect. Very comfortable with a heavy/heavier load. Reasonably waterproof however the side access zip (which isn't a waterproof design) can let water seep in if rain/snow is blasting in on that side - learned that the hard way. Hip belt pockets are small and the mesh will abrade quickly. Oh, and Arcteryx use their own special design for clips, so if you break one, you need to get in touch with them directly for a replacement. It took me 10 months to get them to send me the right one (took a couple of attempts).

I ended up selling mine as I just prefer the lightness, comfort, DCF materials and roll top design of the HMG. And needed to fund a packraft :-p Will likely get a larger 70-85L version (HMG 4400/5400) for winter.
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Re: Experience with Arcteryx Bora 75 pack

Postby philm » Fri 09 Dec, 2022 6:59 am

Thanks for the information and useful information. appreciate it
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