Macpac Cascade AzTec® 65L Hiking Backpack


Macpac Cascade AzTec® 65L Hiking Backpack, Potent Purple/Black, hi-res


Macpac Cascade AzTec® 65L Hiking Backpack

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With a comfortable load carrying harness, the Cascade 65L AzTec® Hiking Pack has been a favourite of New Zealand trampers for decades.
Macpac Cascade AzTec® 65L Hiking Backpack
NZ$549.99 Sale NZ$329.99
  • 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 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.
  • Design features
    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
    Hydration compatible
    Stretch mesh side pockets — perfect for drink bottles
    Grab handle at top of harness panel
    Two height options for the top stabiliser straps
  • Product Specifications
    Main FabricEco Aztec® Canvas — 8 oz
    Secondary Fabric100% Cordura Nylon (500D)
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)78 x 33 x 27 (at capacity)
    Weight (g)2550
  • 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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Does this have pockets on the hip belt? Cheers.
Sam C on Feb 19, 2021

No, these don't have pockets on the hip belt.

The Macpac Team
Is this pack one compartment completely without bottom compartment where zips are used to put sleeping bag in.?
Danny on Sep 11, 2020

This has a single compartment with an internal compartment divider, which can be accessed from the outside as well.

The Macpac Team
What does it mean by hydration compatible? Is there a specific compartment for my Camelbak bladder? I can't find one...
Scott C on Aug 31, 2020

This means that there is a opening for the bladder tube to come out of, but not a dedicated compartment for the bladder. The opening is just under where it says "liberator harness".

The Macpac Team
How do i adjust the back harness to the smallest size?
brydhi s on Aug 18, 2020

We have emailed you directly with some instructions.

The Macpac Team
I am a female about 5.7 , what size is best for me?
Caroline D on Aug 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Caroline,

As the fit isn't necessarily based just on height, we would recommend heading into your nearest store to be fitted by one of our trained staff, or use the size guide to determine the correct harness size for you.

The Macpac Team
Hi! Is this bag black or more like a grey/blueish colour? I saw a grey/blueish one in the store. Thanks
Alva L on Jun 2, 2020

Thanks for your question.

I can advise that the slate colour is more of a grey with a blue undertone. There is a black one too however this is only made with the 75L, not the 65L.

We hope this helps!

Thanks - the Macpac Team
What is the best way to re-waterproof Aztec canvas? my Macpac pack is around 6 years old and seems to hold more water in the canvas now when it rains etc.
Carl O on May 31, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

We would recommend Nikwax for this. A cotton proofing one would be best. We do not have this available currently however this is something we are potentially looking at introducing soon.

Thanks - the Macpac Team
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.

Ken M on Mar 18, 2020
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
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!
Christian S on Jul 6, 2019
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?
annagrace on Mar 25, 2019
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?
Abby M on Mar 16, 2019
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 :)