The new Lightning 25 and Thunder 35 from Ortovox are not your average climbing packs. These sleek, modular packs are versatile enough for fast and light alpine climbing, but provide innovative design details to secure all the gear you need for a day at the crag or out on a multi-pitch climb.
The contents of the lightweight Lightning 25 (1070 g) can be reached either from the top or via the quick access circumferential zip in the front. A removable aramid rope is used to close the top of the climbing pack. This rope can withstand up to 2.8 kN of force, so can be used as a prussik in case of emergency. The Thunder 35 provides enough room to house your rope, gear, and extra layers, or the rope can be secured over the top of the pack.
Six different compartments offer plenty of organization space for your gear, including a separate hydration sleeve. The climbing pack includes a waterproof case for your electronics, a dust-tight chalk bag, and mesh pocket for your climbing shoes. Several gear loops ensure plenty of space to secure your entire rack.
The Lightning 25 and Thunder 35 climbing packs even integrate a removable nylon rope mat, which you can use to protect your rope from the dirty ground and saves your from having to bring an extra rope bag. Stowable ice axe loops and an emergency whistle on the backpack strap round out the climbing features.
The climbing packs can be further reduced down for alpine climbing by removing both the lid and the hipbelt. The lid compartment can be detached and used as a fanny pack for hiking or multi-pitch climbing, complete with a topo viewing compartment.
The Lightning 25 and Thunder 35 climbing packs come in two different color combinations (red/blue, black/gray) and retail for €130-€140.