Arc'teryx Bora 80 Backpack Price Comparision with
$313.60 (may 20, 2006)
4700 - 5250 cu in
77 - 86 L
Stays: Two 6061-T6 aluminum stays in V-configuration
Fabric: 420 denier, grid-reinforced, ripstorm nylon w/ PU coating
Reinforcement: 1000D Cordura Plus(r)
Foam: Evazote 50 & Plastazote 70 closed cell foams
Backcountry $374 with Free Shipping (may 20, 2006)
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|The Arc'teryx Bora 80 Backpack is dedicated to multiple days on the
trail. Advanced suspension technology creates a voluminous pack that
moves with you not against you. Packing for long adventures is
simplified with a sleeping bag compartment and kangaroo pouch. The top
lid does double duty as a fanny pack, further increasing the ability to
divvy up your load. WaterTight zippers and urethane-impregnated fabric
work with well placed drain holes to keep the Bora 80 dry on the inside
and out. The presence of a full length side zip and front compartment
make it easy to access everything that you stuffed inside. Now the world
standard, the award winning Bora hipbelt features four layers of foam
laminated and thermoformed into a curved, cupped shape that gives this
bottomless hauler its well known agility.
Bottom Line: Arc'teryx applies their unique design sense to make a trekking pack that comfortably travels over irregular terrain.
A week long trip in the West Elk Wilderness in CO - this pack was great. We had a group of 20 people that had different packs (North Face, Gregory, etc.). Bora 80 was by far the best pack - most comfortable, easiest to pack, to access, etc. Everyone wished they had the same pack. If you know how to pack, you can put a lot of stuff in that pack, if you want more room, Bora 95 should do.
I just returned from a July 4th trip into the El Dorado National Forest in California, after just receiving my new Bora 80 pack. Though I didn't get to test it's suspension on a long hike (we canoed in to our campsite), I can vouch for the well-thought out features. Firstly, the "kangaroo pouch" allowed me not just an area to stash wet clothes after swimming, it is a huge additional pocket for anything that you might need fast access to. The lid/fanny pack was also much more comfortable than I thought it might be. The side-access zipper allowed me to easily see/find things deep in my pack -- so great was this feature that I'll never get another pack without it. The list goes on and on. This pack is absolutely incredible!
Function: adjective Exibiting a capacity for subtlety and the intelligent application of knowledge; Arc Teryx! The Bora 80 is the most comfortable, stable, well designed pack I've had the pleasure to use.(I did very much like the Mountain Smith Delta Elite 5000(panel/top loader)) The kangaroo pocket rocks. Top lid/lumbar pack; real comfy. The belt is a bit overdone unless you're packin' heavy. The exit port for the hydration tube is a little tight and I wouldn't have minded a bungee back there somewhere. Otherwise, fan-freakin-tastic! However, since I "microsized" everything, I had to switch to the Bora 60 LT witch is basically the same pack minus a couple things. Winter solo mountaineering with less than 40lbs on your back, Priceless! PS: I love Arc’Teryx but let's try to keep the flow of innovation function over form. Style is definitely a priority and there is no competition when it comes down to, dare I say, "sexy" designs. AT takes the cake!
Arc'teryx, true to their reputation for product excellence, does not miss on any detail. For example, the top of the suspension system features an occipital cavity, providing room for tilting the head back on steep routes. But most importantly, the suspension provides superb comfort and load transfer to the ultra comfortable hipbelt and shoulder harness. The Bora suspension begins with an HDPE framesheet, two 6061 aluminum stays attached in a V configuration, and two flexible composite rods at either edge.
WaterTight zips and coated fabric add toughness and repel the elements. Bag divider, full length side zip and internal laminated pocket helps keep things dialed on expansive adventures.
Week plus trips require the extra carrying capacity of the bigger Bora. Loaded with features and an extremely versatile volume, the Bora 80 is an ideal choice for multi-day backpacking, mountaineering and backcountry use.The suspension is the heart and soul of this pack, combining a breakthrough in technology and ergonomic design.