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Arc’Teryx Naos 55 Pack: Gear of the Year

ArcTeryx Naos 55 Backpack
Arc’Teryx, long known for revolutionary innovations like welded seams, waterproof zippers & zipper garages, has created another winner with the Naos 55 Backpacking Pack.
Their innovation has been recognized by two major magazines, winning the “Gear of the Year” Award from both Outside and Backpacker Magazines. Either one of these awards are coveted in the outdoor industry every year, and quite an honor. Congratulations Arc’Teryx for winning BOTH of these awards!
This newly designed pack is made with revolutionary 420ACT VaporTight material. The Naos 55 internal frame pack by Arcteryx keeps your gear dry, and also carries comfortably with the frictionless Load Transfer Disc. The Naos 55 backpack features a side access Kangaroo pocket for easy access, and includes extra side straps to hold skis, tools or equipment.
As Backpacker‘s editors wrote, “forget everything you thought you knew about packs. This top-loading internal frame may be the most pioneering design we’ve seen in a decade.”
It sounds like Outside’s testers just about had a fistfight over the pack. They talked about how innovation usually comes through incremental improvements, but in the case of the Naos 55, “the sum is much, much greater than the parts, setting a new standard for blending comfort, durability, and waterproofness. On a trip in the Grand Canyon, with ten testers and ten different packs, every morning started with near mutiny over one simple question: Who gets to carry the Naos today?”
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Also be sure to check out the Acrux 40 Pack, another revolutionary pack designed more as a crag pack.