Macpac Cascade 65L AzTec® Pack V2
Why we made this
Using the same quality materials as it's big brother, the Cascade 65 is optimised for shorter trips and less serious loads.
The Cascade 65 is a Macpac legend. This classic hiking pack has accompanied generations of explorers around the world, delivering comfort and durability on a range of adventures. This tramping pack has a clean and functional design that’s been further refined with an improved legendary Liberator™ harness. Engineered for ultimate durability, this pack is constructed with tough and weather-resistant Eco AzTec® Canvas with a strong 500d Cordura® nylon base. It features a large main compartment with a base divider plus an underlid pocket and zipped front pocket for holding smaller essentials. It also has an optional bungee overload system, dual ice axe attachments and is hydration compatible.
Liberator™ harness for better load carry performance
Base compartment divider
Zippered front pocket
Optional bungee overload system comes with pack (located in lid)
Dual ice axe attachments
Stretch mesh bottle pockets
Main Fabric Eco Aztec® Canvas Secondary Fabric 500D Cordura Nylon Harness Liberator™ 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 as clean as possible
Wash zip teeth with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics
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 14, 2018
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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 :)