Alpine Tour

Color: black raven

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$240.00 excl. VAT

Article number:  46261


Min. 1420g / Max. 1490g



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Extremely robust, functional high alpine touring backpack for alpinists

The PEAK 45 backpack is made for alpine tours. This backpack is very robust thanks to the use of the extremely tear and abrasion resistant material Nylon 420D Manstar. The broad, padded shoulder and hip straps distribute the weight of the load evenly between the shoulders and hips, ensuring a high level of wear comfort. A circumferential front zipper enables direct access to the main compartment. The PEAK 45 also scores highly with a separate safety compartment, attachment options for rope, ice axe and crampons, as well as a separate map compartment and a hip pocket. This backpack is also hydration system compatible and includes images of Alpine emergency signals.  

What makes this backpack so special is the back system made from pressed Swiss wool. As with the clothing, mountaineers benefit from the wool’s unique moisture and microclimate management, making it feel comfortable and dry on the back. Thanks to the wool, the back of the backpack can absorb almost 30 times more moisture than a comparable back made from foam and is almost 7 % more breathable. A further advantage of wool is that the surface of the back system dries faster. The full contact back fits closely to the body and offers optimum weight distribution. The back design consists of two aluminum struts that offer high stability and guarantee great comfort, even when the backpack is heavily loaded.

Area of usage

Alpine climbing 1/5
High Alpine 5/5
Alpine 4/5
Ski Tour 5/5
Freeride 1/5

  • Side ski fastening
  • Chest strap with signal whistle
  • Diagonal ski fastening
  • Helmet net
  • Map compartment
  • Compression strap
  • Gear loops
  • Ice axe and hiking pole loops
  • Key holder
  • Rope attachment
  • Separate safety compartment
  • Snowboard and snowshoe attachment
  • Crampon Attachment
  • Hiking pole fastening
  • Bottle holder inside
  • Hydration system compatible
  • Circumferential zipper
  • Water-resistant zipper
  • 1 x Emergency card
  • Hip pocket
  • Lid compartment including key holder
  • Top loader
  • Side snowboard/snowshoes fastening

To the material dictionary

Polyamide 420 D RIPSTOP


(4.5)  6  Reviews
Jan 22, 2019
I recently bought this backpack who seemed to be well designed for ski touring and climbing. Several good points regarding the compartment for shovel and probe, and global design. it looks robust with a good amount of slings and possibilities. Back is comfortable even under heavy load. 2 things that are really bad designed: - ice axe carrier: 50 years ago, there was a very simple way to install axe on a backpack. efficient, simple, fast to install. why trying to re-event hot water? the ice axe carrier here is just a huge mess. no way to put ice climbing axe because the blade is too bent and just tear the bag. using clip at the bottom is also stupid idea. when it is cold and you have big gloves, well i finnaly put 2 small part of 4mm ropes to transform as old school and it works fine. i removes the clips totally useles. - the cord to lock the top of the bag is placed on the side and on the top of the extension. not a good idea when you want to put the hood inside the bag. you can not lock it. better to put the cord in the front as usual. I have not tested yet the ski carrier. i have just the impression that ski edges risk to tear the bag at the shovel place (bended surface). we will see. But far better quality than other bags i have seen on the market. and still almost a classical design which becomes very rare.
julien vallet
Feb 11, 2019
I've owned an Ortovox Haute Route 45 for many years, and now have as well used an Ortovox Peak 45 for half a year for splitboard touring and mountaineering Great about the Peak 45: + stiffer hip flaps allows for higher loads to carry comfortably (better than the Haute Route 45) + other than Julien mentioned below, the ice-axe attachments work very well for me, much easier to attach/take out an axe than with the classic fixation. (however I don't use heavily bent drytooling axes) + useful compartments + crampon fixation loops at the front + snowboard attachment + flat map pocket + helmet net also usable on the top lid (e.g. when carrying a snowboard on the frontside of the pack) + adjustable straps for A-frame carry of even the widest skis Not so great: - other than the Haute Route 45 which could be zipped fully open at the BACKSIDE, the Peak 45 unfortunately has the zipper on the front. This means, that you need to lay the pack into dirt, snow etc. with the back. I don't want to stain and wet my pack and then my back consequently... Really don't understand, why Ortovox has given up the great previous design - when skiing or snowboarding with a helmet, the top lid touches the back of the helmet a little bit too easily - 100% watertight material would have been a nice touch for summer mountaineering
Mar 15, 2019
Wow. Leggero, comodo, inchiodato sulla schiena. Come non averlo. Lo schienale si asciuga in pochissimo tempo dal sudore. Wow. Lightweight, comfortable, nailed to the back. How not to have it. The backrest dries in no time from sweat.
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Andrea Giovanni Sfragaro
Jul 9, 2019
I bought this as my first mountaineering pack after a recommendation from my guide on Mt. Hood, Oregon. I have used it for 10 different adventures from mountaineering to backcountry skiing. Perhaps, my favorite feature is how the zipper filets the pack open in the main compartment for easy access to all your gear. I am in love!!
Lindsay Nelson
Aug 20, 2019
Ein wirklich perfekter Rucksack fürs Hochtouren gehen. Hatte ihn eine Woche im Monte Rosa Gebiet und ein langes Wochenende im Ötztal im Einsatz und bin absolut begeistert. Sehr durchdachte Details, alles hat seinen Platz und man kommt durch die Aufteilung des Rucksacks schnell an alles Wichtige ran. Als Frau mit 1,78m trage ich die 45l Variante und bin sehr zufrieden! Freue mich schon auf weitere Touren im Winter mit dem Rucksack! A really perfect backpack for mountaineering. Used it for a week in the Monte Rosa area and a long weekend in the Ötztal and I'm absolutely thrilled. Very well thought-out details, everything has its place and you can quickly get to everything important thanks to the division of the backpack. As a 1.78m woman, I wear the 45l version and am very satisfied! I'm looking forward to more tours in winter with the backpack!
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Jun 21, 2022
Alpine tour
The Peak 45 is my favorite AT pack I have used to date - and I’ve used many. 45L capacity is just right for long climbs and approaches where a plethora of gear is required for the mission. The Peak 45 somehow makes 45L of gear fit on my back sleekly, and does not excessively protrude at all- one of my chief complaints about similarly-sized packs. The adjustable lid makes for quick access and stowing of gear, and the bi-directional main compartment zipper does the same. Ortovox’s attention to small details makes this pack even more user friendly: small accessory compartments spread throughout the pack, versatile ice axe/tool mounts, adjustable straps throughout, the wool lining along the pack backside, and more. My one and only complaint is that the lower-lateral straps/buckles aren’t reinforced (such as those on the Haute Route), and the stitching have become frayed and torn from utilizing the straps to hold skis in the A-frame configuration. If I were to change one thing about the pack, it would be to reinforce those straps. I have only owned my Peak 45 for a couple of years now, and it should still have many more within its lifespan, though the straps will not make it that far I’m sure. Ortovox, nice work on your product. The Peak 45 is much more advanced than any other AT pack on the market. I believe it just needs a little tweaking to ensure durability with A-frame ski carry.
Daniel Allegre


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