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Makalu Backpacking Pack

Red Fox Outdoor Equipment
When the trail you're bound for is long you need our Makalu. It's made especially for extended trips with only a tent for a roof at night and room to...
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When the trail you're bound for is long you need our Makalu. It's made especially for extended trips with only a tent for a roof at night and room to spare to carry all your essentials, food, and clothing.

Chose your size, 65 liters for a well planned week with the bare necessities, or the 85 liter for a longer trip.

Not that carrying 85 liters of anything but air is easy, but with the Makalu pack we can make carrying a weeks worth of gear and food on your back more comfortable than you would imagine. The key to it all is our IBC suspension system that can be adjusted to your torso length and fits comfortably on your hips. Two aluminum stays inside distribute the load evenly over your hips and shoulders.

The hip belt is contoured not only around your hips, but is cupped to hug your illiac crest. There are two removable, zippered pockets on the hip belt for snacks or other small items.

Shoulder straps have plenty of dense padding, with a sternum strap that adjusts up or down and has an emergency whistle on the buckle.

The main pack has a huge, top-loading main compartment with an extendable lid. There is a partition on the bottom that can be accessed from the frontside via a huge #10 YKK zipper with dual-sliders.

There's plenty of lash points all around the pack, from the side compression straps to ladder chains on the front, or atop the lid. Two ice-axe loops let you carry serious tools easily.

Webbing straps along the bottom let you add things like a rolled up sleeping pad or tent.

Stretchy stash pockets are on either side, plus three compressions straps on either side for strapping poles or tools on the side. 

Hydration ready with two exit ports on either side, and a sleeve against the back panel to hang a water bladder within.



  • Anatomically shaped hip belt
  • Removable belt pockets
  • Padded shoulder strap
  • Whistled sternum strap
  • Two compartments:
    Extendable, top loading main compartment
    Bottom compartment with zipped access
  • Extendable, removable top lid
  • Two stretchy side stash pockets
  • Large elastic front stash pocket
  • Multiple lash points:
    Elastic rope ties
    Ice tool loops
    Bottom straps
    Side straps
    Four ladder chains
  • Hydration system compatible:
    Bladder divider
    Hang loop
    Tube ports, either side

Tech Specs

    65 liter: 2200 g • 4 lbs., 13 oz.
    85 liter: 2390 g • 5 lbs., 4 oz.
  • Suspension: IBC 
  • Material: Heavy Duty 210 denier woven Nylon

Refund Policy

Full Refunds:

A full refund will be issued for product that is returned with the original tags and receipt within 90 days of the product being purchased. After 90 days store credit will be issued.

Store Credit:

Store credit will be issue when a product is returned without the original tags and receipt, or if the product is returned 90 days after the date of purchase.


Need a different size or color of a product you have ordered? Send the product back with original tags and receipt, and note what you need in exchange (i.e. new size or color). Once we receive your package we will send the new products to you! Please note that exchanges depend on our available inventory, if we have questions customer service will be sure to contact you.

*Refunds are made at the purchase price (with proof of purchase) or at an item’s last sale price, which could be significantly discounted from the retail price.

Shipping Policy

Free Return Shipping:

We offer free shipping on all our returns or exchanges! A prepaid shipping label is packed in every box. If you need to make a return or exchange, just place the new return label on the original box and send it back. Don’t have the original box or return label? Just contact customer service and we will generate a new one for you!

*Products being returned where the sale originated at one of our retail locations, shipping back to our warehouse will be the customers responsibility. All refunds/exchanges will be handled in the same manner as described above. Include in the packaging the products to be returned original receipt of purchase to expedite the process. Contact for details.

International Shipping and Returns:

We do not have free shipping or returns for international orders. Please submit a return form online or call customer service to return product that was shipped internationally.

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