Macpac Ara 25L 1.1 AzTec® Backpack


Macpac Ara 25L 1.1 AzTec® Backpack, Black, hi-res



Macpac Ara 25L 1.1 AzTec® Backpack

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Why we made this
A premium Eco AzTec® canvas commuter backpack with a clean Macpac aesthetic — designed for people travelling with a laptop.
  • Product Description
    Sustainability begins with gear that lasts a long time, so we designed the Ara 25 1.1 commuter pack with our legendary Eco AzTec® canvas fabric. This premium quality canvas is woven to be strong and durable, helping to prolong the life of your pack. Secondly, the wax resin coating applied to our Eco AzTec® canvas helps to provide general purpose weather resistance in variable conditions. Paired with a 100% recycled polyester lining — made from recycled plastic bottles — the Ara blends responsible fabrics with a modern, outdoor aesthetic for everyday functionality.
  • Design features
    Eco AzTec® 8 Canvas is tough and weather resistant — made with organic cotton
    Flax-Back harness provides ventilated comfort — inspired by the weaving of New Zealand Harakeke
    Separate laptop compartment with an expandable, padded sleeve and integrated pockets
    Main compartment with internal RFID-blocking top pocket and lockable zips
    Sliding rail, adjustable sternum strap
    Internal bottle pocket and soft-lined phone pocket
    Top grab handle
    Small mesh stash pocket on shoulder strap
  • Product Specifications
    Inner Fabric100% Recycled Polyester (200D)
    Inner Fabric Weight (g/m2)107
    Main FabricEco AzTec® 8 Canvas — 80% Polyester, 20% Cotton
    Main Fabric Weight (g/m2)340
    Secondary Fabric100% Kodra Nylon (500D with PU coating)
    Secondary Fabric Weight (g/m2)247
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)52 x 21 x 22 (cm)
    Weight (g)890
  • Care
    You are best to clean your pack with a natural, non-detergent soap and a soft-bristled brush
    Suitable soap types are: pure soap, vegetable soap and Nikwax® Tech Wash®
    Rinse the pack well and dry it in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    Do not put your pack in the washing machine as this will void your warranty
    Always try to keep the zip teeth clean — wash with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics
    Do not tumble dry, iron or dryclean

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Hi there, I have just purchased this bag and would be really keen to get the removable hip belt added on that was on the previous version. Is that possible? Cheers.
Matt O on Feb 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Matt,

Unfortunately the hip belt is not available for the new model.

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team
What changed in 1.1? I want to know the difference from the previous version
Takashi O on Feb 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Takashi,

We wanted to make it more ‘commuter’ friendly and added lockable zippers but removed some of the fluff (e.g. webbing hip belt as we thought was unnecessary on this style). We updated the lining to 100% recycled polyester.


Change Back Canvas panels & Shoulder Straps to 500D Nylon
Removed Hipbelt
Removed Main compartment bottom pocket sleeve
Updated internal mesh
Change all external slider to normal H3 finish (and locking slider on the main compartment)
Change lining fabric to PY 200D 100% recycle fabric

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team