Alpine Tour

$220.00 incl. VAT

Colour green forest

$220.00 incl. VAT


Robust, highly functional high alpine touring backpack for alpinists with short backs

The PEAK 42 S is a backpack for Alpine activities that has been adapted especially for mountaineers with a short back – the “S” in the name stands for SHORT. The back system of this backpack is significantly shorter.

This alpine tour 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 42 S 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

High Alpine
Ski Tour

  • Side ski fastening
  • Chest strap with signal whistle
  • Diagonal ski fastening
  • Helmet net
  • Hip pocket
  • 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
  • Hydration system compatible
  • Circumferential zipper
  • Water-resistant zipper
  • 1 x Emergency card
  • Lid compartment
  • Top loader

Article number: 46422
Weight without AVABAG unit: Min. 1400g / Max. 1470g
Weight (oz): 3 lb. 3.9 oz.
Polyamide 420D HD Ripstop + Polyamide 420D Manstar


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Love this pack! In my search for a new touring pack, I was looking for something that had a simple and low profile design made with high quality, durable material. This pack was exactly what I was looking for. It is a great size for longer day tours, and the rescue equipment compartment makes it easy to stay organized. I also really like that the zipper runs the full length of the pack so getting to things at the bottom of your pack is much easier.
Hannah, May 23, 2020
Very pro pack! It is not great only for mountaineering. It´s fantastic for hiking too. There are many technical features which come in handy hikers too. The helmet mesh is perfect place for jacket or drinking bottle for instance. The carrying system is clever. I have serious problem with my back and this is the best backpack for me. There were no problems to carry equipments in my five days hike in fells. I'm very happy about my Peak 42S. Thank you Ortovox!
Susanna Lohi, Mar 3, 2019

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Our wool has its origins at the heart of a natural paradise. Where the air is at its purest, the food rich, and the climate moderate – this is where the best merino wool in the world can be found.

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