Alpine Luddites



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. The 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.


download the custom pack order form. You can see some of the most popular custom options here.

After you order a pack I'll contact you for your waist belt size and any customization. You can choose from all features: waist belt, harness size, bivy pad, frame sheet, alloy stays, crampon and ice tool attachment, webbing color and size, fitting issues, etc.