The AK47 is the icon of the crux range. Launched in 2002, it remained virtually unchanged for over a decade – a testimony to the enduring appeal of its ruthless functionality and aesthetic simplicity. The 3rd-generation AK47 is identical to its predecessor in features and function. The main differences are a new fabric, which now contains 40% Kevlar (up from 28% previously), a titanium frame that is fully malleable (as well as removable), and an all-welded construction for complete water-resistance.
Fabric: 40% Kevlar / 60 % Cordura, 240 g/m²
Capacity: 47 litres
Stretch wand pockets
Two ice-axe holders
40 mm webbing waistbelt with low-profile full-sized hip-fins
Top compression strap
External lid pocket with welded seams for water-resistance
Oversized back haul loop – easy to grab and clip
Side compression straps – quick and easy to fit or remove
Roll-top closure system for a completely waterproof main compartment
Designed for classic alpine mountaineering, the AK47 is small enough for shorter climbs yet big enough for multi-day routes. It will hump a heavy load of hardware to the bottom of a route with sufficient comfort, but when empty is so light that you hardly notice it on steep ground. What really sets the AK47 apart, though, is its stark, minimalist design. Features have been pared to the brink of absolute necessity, with enough detail retained to allow each climber to tailor the pack to his/her unique style.