Macpac Cascade 65L AzTec® Hiking Pack
NZ$549.99 Sale NZ$384.99
Why we made this
With a comfortable load carrying harness, the Cascade 65L AzTec® Hiking Pack has been a favourite of New Zealand trampers for decades.
The Cascade is an iconic Macpac hiking back that’s faithfully served generations of explorers around the world. A tough workhorse that’s engineered for both comfort and durability, this 65 litre hiking pack is an ideal choice for multi-day adventures. The Cascade has a clean and functional design that incorporates our Liberator™ harness system — this harness provides support and stability as well as effective weight transfer through to your hips and legs for easier, moderate load bearing. Made with robust and weather-resistant Eco AzTec® 8 oz. canvas fabric with a 500D Cordura® nylon base, this pack is constructed to survive abrasive environments and unforgiving weather. It features a large main compartment with an internal base compartment divider, dual ice axe (or walking pole) attachments and it's hydration compatible.
Classic single compartment hiking pack — internal base compartment divider is optional
Liberator™ harness for comfortable load bearing
Dual ice axe (or walking pole) attachments
Zipped front pocket and under lid pocket
Optional bungee overload system — webbing loops on front panel for attachment
Webbing side compression straps
Stretch mesh side pockets — perfect for drink bottles
Main Fabric Eco Aztec® Canvas — 8 oz Secondary Fabric 100% Cordura Nylon (500D) Harness Liberator™ Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 78 x 33 x 27 (at capacity) Weight (g) 2550
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
4.0 / 5.0
Comfortable and functional
Absolutely love this pack, having used it in mostly alpine environments. The extra features aren't too excessive or overkill. I have used this on an ice climbing trip so it held all my gear and axes nicely. The 75 Litre option might be better if going on a more solo and technical trip as my climbing gear did take up some space. The interior remained dry during snow, only the interior of the lid was damp, however I believe this was due to condensation from a cold water bottle. My only issue with the pack is the zipper on the bottom compartment can be very fiddly and doesn't close or open very well, especially with cold hands. Overall, very impressed. I am 178cm and use a size 2 which is perfect. There is room behind the harness to add a small seat cut from foam without affecting comfort.
July 15, 2018
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how can I make the pack sit higher up? At the moment, with the hip belt around the top of my hips, the pack sits to low & a lot of weight on my shoulders.
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ken, thanks for the question. We would strongly recommend popping into one of your local shops to get a fitting. Alternatively we would suggest searching "how to fit a pack" on YouTube for online solutions.
Thanks the Macpac Team
Thanks the Macpac Team
Is it possible to switch/replace the hip belt on these? I am a very thin guy with a very long torso, and I've owned one for years, making due with a hip belt that is really too large for me. I would like to swap the hip belt for a women's size. Is that possible? Thanks!
BEST ANSWER: Hello Christian, yes it is possible to change the hipbelt on the cascade, there are S1, S2 and S3 sizes available. I would recommend an S1 hip belt in order to make it smaller (women's hip belts are not available). The pack can be sent to repairs to have this changed or depending on the stock available your local store may be able to help. The new hip belt is priced at $39.99
does this pack come with a rain cover?
BEST ANSWER: Hi Anna, no this doesn't come with a rain cover. However this fabric is highly water resistant. Rain covers can be purchased separately, please see link below. Cheers :)
How do you put on the webbing?
BEST ANSWER: Hello Abby, good question! This is quite difficult to explain through message. We would recommend popping into your nearest Macpac store and one of our friendly team members will be mor ethan happy to assist you with this inquiry. Cheers :)