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Orion 45L is a 45-litre mountaineering backpack that's lightweight and durable, designed for carrying heavy racks through Scottish winters and Alpine multi-day epics.

The stiffened back panel and padded back, hip belt, and shoulder straps provide all the support you need for carrying heavy loads. Load adjusters bring the pack's weight closer to your body on exposed sections.

At 990g, it's light for its strength and capacity, but maintains functionality. Ice axe retainers and a central pickguard keep them secure when not in use. Daisy chain webbing and hip belt loops give extra external capacity. Haul loops make the pack even more manoeuvrable.

Orion 45L is quick to pack and unpack with a drawcord closure. An internal hydration sleeve and port in the main compartment will fit a 3L water bladder. A PFC-free DWR treatment gives extra protection from showers and snowfall.


Durable design

Ripstop nylon fabric and a reinforced base give reliability every trip

Built for heavy loads

A cushioned back panel with hips straps that's internally stiffened make carrying heavy packs easy

Mountain ready

Ice axe attachment points, gear loops, haul points and a hinged hip belt mean you're ready for the mountains

Light and strong

Weighing only 990g Orion punches above its weight for capacity, durability and strength

Product overview

  • Cushioned back, straps and hip belt with stiffened back panel to carry heavy loads in comfort
  • Anodised aluminium ice axe retainers and central pick guard for carrying axes safely
  • Hinged hip belt can be clipped out of the way when climbing
  • Load adjusters for pulling weight closer to your body on steep pitches
  • Top-loading main compartment with drawstring is easy to pack
  • Extendable lid and side compression straps provide packing flexibility
  • Hydration sleeve, hanging clip and shoulder port for carrying hydration bladders (up to 3 litres)
  • 3 year Alpine Bond

Technical details


45 litres




Main fabric: 420D nylon 66 ripstop with PU coating
Base: Reinforced 840D nylon
Buckles: Duraflex
DWR: PFC-free C0

Waterproof rating

1,500mm hydrostatic head

Sustainability and Product Care

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

How It Is Made

PFC-free DWR
We've used a PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) on the outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment.

Gear you'll love for longer
Increasing the lifespan of your kit reduces its environmental impact. We've use 420D ripstop nylon 66 and 840D reinforced nylon for increased durability

Where It Is Made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.