The Mountain Hardware Koa 55 backcountry pack pares down the weight without sacrificing durability or load-carrying comfort. Dual-density padded and contoured shoulder straps accommodate a wide range of body sizes dual-density foam hipbelt helps support heavy loads. HDPE framesheet features a perimeter alloy shaping rod that helps transfer load to the hips. Fit-lock hipbelt wraps around framesheet to create a solid, secure connection for effective load transfer. Smooth, tensioned mesh backpanel allows free circulation of air behind back, keeping your back cool on hot summer hikes. Weather-tight main compartment rolls down dry-bag style to seal contents from the elements. Full-access side zipper under a laminated flap makes it easy to reach gear buried deep inside. Two stretch mesh side pockets keep water bottles and small, often-used gear within easy reach. Stowable stretch mesh front compression panel adds versatility and capacity for overloads. Externally accessed hydration sleeve for on-the-go hydration reservoir sold separately. Full-length side pocket allows storage of longer items or a rain jacket, or use as an alternate location for hydration reservoir. Store sleeping bag in the bottom zippered compartment. Twin hipbelt pockets and an upper front pocket for stashing smaller essentials. Minimalist daisy chain on front panel for lashing on ice axe or trekking poles.