Conterra Technical Systems

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Gear: Conterra ALS Extreme Pack

Conterra's Descrition The ALS Extreme sports six zippered compartments, including a removable top pocket, a fold away suspension system, and is built entirely from cordura and high count Ballistic nylon. It has ultra strong side handles, wand tunnels, and a hydration bladder sleeve. The body of the pack is very narrow to allow a full range of movement when on the rescuers back. A very unique feature of this pack is when accessing the main pocket, the back pockets rotate to the sides, creating a high degree of organization at your fingertips, and rotate back out of the way for transport. The main pocket zips open via huge #10 coil zippers to reveal a large compartment, completely lined with velcro compatible fabric (which will accept any of our MOS organizers) twin movable dividers, and a flap sporting two medium organizer pockets (you can add more). A nice feature of this pack is that the bottom end is designed for personal survival gear. By moving the divider, you can adjust just how much personal space you need, or remove the divider and use the space for medical equipment (You can also add side pockets to extend the range of your pack even farther). The fold out suspension is the same one that we use on our famous Craig Alpine mountain rescue pack, this coupled with a full aluminum frame insures a comfortable, stable ride, every time. It has the ability to carry a "D", aluminum "D", Jumbo "D", and even a Carbon Fiber "D" oxygen cylinder. We absolutely guarantee that this is the best pack of its kind that you can buy. Volume: 4000 ci. Our Experience We chose this as our primary med pack for SAR because it is large enough to carry the med gear we need as well as personal equipment for the medical officer. It is also surprisingly comfortable to wear while hiking or riding a snow machine. Ski patrol uses the ALS Extreme for similar reasons. The only defect is the strength, or lack thereof, of the straps securing the outer pockets. They will tear loose if used to lift the pack when fully loaded.

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To those in the field...

Medical Officer, Ltd. is based in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and is an Instructor Sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates courses in Crested Butte, Denver, Durango, Moab and beyond. We are also retailers for Conterra products and our own custom medical kits.