Macpac Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack


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Macpac Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack

NZ$599.99 NZ$399.99
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Why we made this
Featuring our premium heavy load carrying harness, the Cascade 75L AzTec® Hiking Pack has been a favourite of New Zealand trampers for decades.
  • Product Description
    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 75 litre hiking pack is an ideal choice for multi-day adventures. The Cascade has a clean and functional design that’s been further refined with our Liberator™ FreeLoad harness system — this harness has full length perimeter rods to provide superior support and stability as well as effective weight transfer through to your hips and legs for easier heavy 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.
  • Design features
    Classic single compartment hiking pack — internal base compartment divider is optional
    Liberator™ FreeLoad harness — full length perimeter rods for better load carry performance
    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
    Hydration compatible
    Stretch mesh side pockets — perfect for drink bottles
  • Product Specifications
    Main FabricEco Aztec® Canvas — 8 oz
    Secondary Fabric100% Cordura Nylon (500D)
    HarnessLiberator™ FreeLoad
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)70 x 37 x 31 (at capacity)
    Weight (g)2650
  • 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

Aztec Eco Combining the strength of polyester with organic cotton, Eco AzTec 8oz. canvas balances durability, weight and weather resistance
Aztec Eco Combining the strength of polyester with organic cotton, Eco AzTec 8oz. canvas balances durability, weight and weather resistance
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What is the recommended load rating?
David M on Apr 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello David,

We don’t have a recommended load rating as such.
This pack is designed to be the best pack we have for heavy loads – typically, for most people, that’s something like 25-30 kg

The pack itself will handle those loads just fine, but depending on the wearer, they will handle them well or not. Even the best pack in the world isn’t going to make a 25kg load easy to carry if you aren’t conditioned to carry that kind of weight!

My recommendation would be to carry as little as you can get away with – if for whatever reason you’re going to need to carry big loads, this is the pack for you.

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team
What are the dimensions of this pack?
Caleb M on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Approximate dimensions are length 80cm and width 28cm.
Hi - I have purchased an S2 Cascade for my daughter, which looks like the right size on your size chart (she’s about 43cm (S2 men 37 to 44)) but just fitting it for her and looks a little long possibly, and I note that the measurements on the liberator system range from 46 to 52. Wondering now whether this is the right pack? THanks, John
John S on Feb 8, 2021

If you are unsure if the fitting is correct, you are more than welcome to head into a store with your daughter, and the pack, and the staff there would be able to check the fit. Then, if they think it isn't quite right, you can look at exchanging for one that fits better.

The Macpac Team
Hi, do I need a rain cover for this pack?
Joanna E on Oct 7, 2020

As this pack is only weather resistant, we would still recommend using a Rain Cover if using while hiking in the rain.

The Macpac Team
Hi there, I need to replace the pack frame in my cascade 75 litre, can you please point me in the right direction to do so? Thank you, Hamish
Hamish D on May 29, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

In this situation we would recommend heading into your local store so the team can contact our repairs department and discuss this further with them.

Thanks - the Macpac Team
Does this bag have a place to secure crampons?
Liam p on Mar 4, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: Hello Liam,

The pack doesn't have a specific part designed to secure crampons, but you should be able to attach them either the side of the pack or the back.

Kind regards,
The Macpac team
What size pack is the weight quoted in the specs above for?
Colin B on Jul 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Colin, Standard 2 (S2). Thanks.