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Ti-Arc Backpack

model # T-443
$299.95

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The Next Step in Backpack Evolution

Finally, the next step in external frame backpack evolution—an ultralight pack with traditional external frame support. The Vargo Ti-Arc ultralight external frame backpack combines the best features of internal and external frames for an unparalleled support-to-weight ratio of any pack. At its core is a formfitting titanium alloy frame with an ergonomically designed lumbar plate to provide excellent load transfer to the hips and sag-free comfort.

 

A streamlined 36 Liter “Arc” bag holds plenty of gear while leaving room for attaching bulky items to the frame. Ventilated mesh shoulder harness is fully adjustable for various torso lengths and dialing in fit. Additional pockets and options allow for greater organization and carry.

 

Now we've updated the frame with an even lighter, stronger frame to save as much weight as possible without sacrificing performance.

 

Bottom line: get more support for less weight with the new, lighter Ti-Arc Titanium External Frame Backpack.

 

Size: M-L

 

Features

Titanium alloy external frame

Ergonomic lumbar support plate

Streamlined "Arc" suspension bar

Adjustable mesh shoulder harness

External pockets

Elastic compression straps

Hip belt pockets

Water bottle pockets 

 

Specifications 

Weight          Size                             Volume

2 lbs. 6 oz    30"L x 14"W x 7.5"H     2,196 cu. in.

(1.07 kg)         (76 x 35 x 19 mm)         (36 L)

Maximum load capacity: 30 lbs.

Fits torso lengths: 18"-21"

Minimum waist size: 30"

 

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Finally, the next step in external frame backpack evolution—an ultralight pack with traditional external frame support. The Vargo Ti-Arc ultralight external frame backpack combines the best features of internal and external frames for an unparalleled support-to-weight ratio of any pack. At its core is a formfitting titanium alloy frame with an ergonomically designed lumbar plate to provide excellent load transfer to the hips and sag-free comfort. A streamlined 36 Liter ripstop nylon “Arc” bag holds plenty of gear while leaving room for attaching bulky items to the frame. Ventilated mesh shoulder harness is fully adjustable for various torso lengths and dialing in fit. Additional pockets and options allow for greater organization and carry.

Features:

  • Titanium alloy external frame
  • Ergonomic lumbar support plate
  • Streamlined “Arc” suspension bar
  • Ventilated, adjustable mesh shoulder harness
  • External pockets and elastic compression straps
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Water bottle pockets

Specifications:

  • Size: M-L
  • Length: 30 in (76 cm)
  • Width: 14 in (35 cm)
  • Depth: 7.5 in (19 cm)
  • Volume: 2,196 cu. in. (36 L)
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz. (1.07 kg)
  • Suspension: External Frame 
  • Maximum load capacity: 30 lbs.
  • Torso length: 18"-21"
  • Hip belt measurement: 30"+
 

 
 Ti-Arc Pack by G00SE

Vargo Ti-Arc Pack Review on Trailspace.com

By G00SE

 

"The external frame pack is back! The Ti-Arc is a first generation backpack from the company that brings us all things titanium. As an initial foray into pack design, the Ti-Arc is a solid first step, merging the best aspects of external and internal frames."

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Question:

I've been eyeing this pack for a while, as it seems like the BEST external frame ultralighter on the market. One reviewer mentioned that the space on top is a little inconvenient because you can't really lash anything on up there. I noticed now that one of the default pictures has something strapped to the top of the bag. Is this a new feature of the bag, in response to the reviewer? Does the pack now come with straps on top for securing a tarp/etc?

By Walker
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • The Ti-Arc has two points, with a cross bar between them, that extend past the top of the arc bar for strapping pads, tents, etc. to like you see in the image. They've always been there. The pack does not come with extra straps though they can be purchased inexpensively at any outdoor retailer. The extended points ensure that whatever you strap up there stays place and doesn't roll forward onto your head.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

I have an Osprey Atmos 65 (it has hiked the AT, JMT and part of the CDT) You backpack is so far the ONLY contender in me considering a swap for my PCT Thru Hike. What is the weight rate of the Large size pack? Or am I reading the size wrong M-L is the size range?

By Adam
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • Wow, thank you! Yes, there is only one frame size that can adjust between medium and large size torsos. The weight capacity is the same. Good luck!
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

When do you expect to offer the tri-arc in smaller sizes for foks around 5' 3''

By Clarence Mod y
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • Unfortunately, we won't be offering the Ti-Arc in a smaller size, but we are working on some new designs and styles. Stay tuned!
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

I'm interested in the packframe because of its strength to weight ratio, but would exceed the recommended load rating because of my need for the backcountry. Are you able to manufacture a frame with a higher load capability?

By mike
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • We intentionally push the envelope when it comes to maximizing backpack support at the lowest weights possible. Unfortunately, creating a heavier frame for higher loads is out of our purview at the moment.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

You say waist size 30+ but what is the maximum waist size that comes with the pack.

By Joe
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • The maximum waist size for the Ti-Arc is 50 inches.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

can the water bottle pockets be reached by the wearer

By orry lazenby
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • It depends on the wearer, but most likely not without taking the pack partially off at the least.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

I'm interested in this pack but have concerns about the carrying capacity. If you were to strap your sleeping bag, tent, and sleep mat to the top/bottom frame and fill up the pack, what size internal frame pack do you think it would compare to? I frequently go on 5 day trips and at 36L i'm worried it might not be able to carry a 5 day load.

By Ian
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • It's tough to give you an exact match to a corresponding internal frame backpack (you can strap a really bulky sleeping bag and big tent to the Ti-Arc). If you take a look at the Trailspace.com reivew of the Ti-Arc (http://www.trailspace.com/gear/vargo/ti-arc-pack/), the tester was able to fit all of his gear and a 10-day food supply into and strapped to the pack. Other users, too, have been surprised at how well the pack holds all of their gear and supplies.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

Does it have a compartment to hold a water bladder, if so, how big? I can't find any details on the inside of the backpack

By Oscar
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • The main compartment of the Ti-Arc is simply an open bag without and dividers, internal pockets, or water bladder sleeves.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

Do you have any plans to make a model for smaller hikers? I much prefer external frame packs, but I'm only 5'4". My torso length is 17".

By Catherine
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • Plans are in the works for a pack that will fit smaller torso sizes and then possibly a woman's specific model!
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019
Question:

Do you recommend seam sealing?

By Adam
on 5 November, 2019
Answer:
  • Seam sealing would help to keep water from entering in through the seams though using a pack cover and/or storing your "must-keep-dry" gear in a plastic bag will help even more to keep your gear dry.
    By Vargo
    on 5 November, 2019