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Chilcotin 8 Backpack


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Chilcotin 8 Backpack Smaller, super stable 8 litre hydration pack with a variety of pockets and 2 litre custom SOURCE bladder.

Smaller, super stable 8 litre hydration pack with a variety of pockets and 2 litre custom SOURCE bladder.

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Short - Reg (shr)
0.69 kg / 24 oz
9 L
Reg - Tall (rt)
0.7 kg / 25 oz
9 L
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Day outings in the backcountry require carrying food, water, clothing, and other key items for a successful day. The Chilcotin series is all about load stability and easy access to your kit. The packs wrap around the body, keeping the mass close and stable. Shoulder straps and back panels are ventilated to help with comfort in warm weather.

Compact, highly stable, fully featured daypack for fast trips with minimal loads. The 8.5L capacity (519 cu. In.) holds core essentials for day hikes or mountain biking. The main compartment is easily accessible, and Wingman™ pockets at the hips keep small essentials right at hand. The design delivers a secure, comfortable stable fit. Aeroform™ mesh in the shoulder straps and back panel delivers longwearing cushion with maximum airflow.


Arc'teryx selected SOURCE™ hydration bladders because they deliver exceptional flow rates, effective capacity, minimal slosh and ease of use. The ergonomic, high flow bite valve delivers water with little effort, an important factor on the move. The valve can be locked closed while not in use to eliminate leakage and dribbling. The BPA free bladder has a maintenance free liner that helps prevent microbial build up without adding a plastic taste. The leakproof wide mouth top makes filling, cleaning and drying exceptionally easy.


Smaller packs often sacrifice function and features due to their size, but Arc'teryx puts a premium on functional design and realizes that simple things can make big differences. The Chilcotin 8 features a substantial 2L SOURCE™ bladder for hydration on the move, and a polyethylene frame sheet to distribute the load. A docking station helps keep the bite valve free from grit, and external attachment straps carry wet gear, helmets or trekking poles. A secure accessory pocket holds wallet and smartphone, and has a clip to secure keys and help eliminate trailhead lockouts.


Arc'teryx realizes that packs need to be made with motion in mind. The Chilcotin 8 small size makes it easy to move fast on backcountry trails. The design wraps around the hips for superior balance and weight distribution. The polyethylene framesheet provides additional stability without rigidity, and the N210p-HT NYLON 6,6 is high density ripstop fabric helps minimize pack weight.


Body: N210r-HT nylon 6,6 ripstop body uses a high density single ripstop fabric coated with silicone to shed moisture and increase waterproofness.

Back Panel: Aeroform™ monofilament mesh exterior promotes air flow, is light weight, abrasion resistant and does not absorb water and a reticulated open cell foam behind the mesh promotes air flow and comfort.Polyethylene frame sheet for support.

Shoulder straps: Aeroform™ monofilament mesh exterior promotes air flow, is light weight, abrasion resistant and does not absorb water. A Spacermesh™ HD interior provides next to skin comfort.

Full Feature List

  • Supportive framesheet
  • Top grab handle
  • AeroForm™ backpanel—for increased comfort and breathability
Zippers & Fly Configuration
  • Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
Pack Pocket Configuration
  • Top pocket with key clip
  • Main compartment pocket
  • Two Wingman™ one-handed easy access pockets
Pack Hydration
  • Hydration bladder sleeve
  • Hose clip
  • Hydration bladder clip
  • HydroPort™
  • Designed to fit up to 2L bladder
  • Bite valve docking port mounted on shoulder straps keeps valve clean and secure
  • Lockable bite valve
  • 2 litre SOURCE Widepac™ closure bladder inhibits mould growth and cleans easily. BPA Free.
Pack Design & Construction
  • Wrap around design promotes stability by keeping the mass closer to the body
  • Frame sheet keeps the back panel flat when overloaded providing better stability
Pack Suspension Configuration
  • Webbing hipbelt
  • Breathable shoulder straps
Pack Loading & Closure Configuration
  • Panel loading
  • U-Shape zipper for easy access
Pack Compression Strap Configuration
  • Two compression straps
Pack Attachment Configuration
  • Micro daisy chains
  • Webbing attachment loop for tools or gear


  • AeroForm™ mesh promotes air flow, is lightweight, abrasion resistant and does not absorb water
  • H210r-HT nylon 6,6 ripstop is durable and coated with silicone to shed moisture
  • Spacermesh™
  • Polyethylene frame sheet


  • Surface clean only.
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