The Chamonix is our modern retake on the classic Karrimor model of the same name from the late 60's thru the early 70's. It was a pack designed for climbing in the Alps. It will hold 40-45L. It has a conical cut to the bag , bigger at the top with a slight taper to the bottom. Features include a high density foam padded back(removable for use as a bivy pad), a flat lid pocket, double layer bottom and crampon roll on the lid. Fabric is 11 oz Cordura nylon . There are 4 back sizes. It comes with a removable 2" nylon web belt, the standard for packs of this type. Please note I no longer have a good source for the toothed sliding buckles as shown in my pictures that the original used. I have switched to hooked metal buckles instead, as shown on the Alpiniste.
We build packs to order, meaning there is no finished inventory, just rolls of fabric in the shop. so, please be patient, our order book is normally 5-7 weeks out. we can accommodate minor changes for no extra fee, such as: one ice axe loop, fastex or nylon buckles in place of metal, non stock cordura colors. You can see some of these on the photos. We can also build your pack with contrasting colors for the bottom and main bag. please be aware non stock colors can add one or two weeks to production time.
To add extra features please email or call to discuss options. If you need lid with pockets in place of the crampon roll, storm collar/bivy extension, original Canvas fabric instead of Cordura, padded waist belt , gear loops ect. we happy to accommodate you.
please contact us at, www.alpineluddites@gmail, with any questions.