Top-class, robust and spacious alpine touring backpack
- lightweight construction with removable features
- robust UHMPE-Ripstop material made exclusively for EXPED
- specious companion for alpine climbing and backcountry skiing
Generously dimensioned front pocket for shovel, ski skins etc.
The Icefall 40 redefines alpine backpacks especially when it comes to the strength to weight ratio. It’s tailor-made for Alpinists who indulge in their hobby through the whole year and are looking for a reliable and specious backpack that’s easy to handle.
The Icefall offers a lot of space for everything you need on tour. With its hassle-free rolltop and an additional side-zipper, you can quickly grab your things – even if you’re tackling a difficult route.
EXPED put a lot of brains into the Icefall. Thanks to the white, contrasting main material, you can find your things even in the twilight. Our aim is to give Alpinists the best possible performance.
Furthermore, the newly designed fastening straps make fixing your skis or ice axes easy. The big front compartment offers plenty of room for your avalanche equipment. If you want to reduce the weight of your Icefall to the absolute minimum, you can remove the compression straps and other features – the weight loss adds up to an impressive 300 grams.
To make it nearly indestructible, EXPEDs manufactures the Icefall out of bluesign®-certified UHMPE-material (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene). UHMPE-Ripstop is lightweight, sturdy and tearproof.
M: 38 l
L: 38 l
TPU film laminate
20'000 mm water column
Abbreviation for Per- or poly fluorinated chemicals, also known as fluorcarbons. Non degradable and accumulating toxic chemicals used for waterproofing.
Bluesign certified material
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Are EXPED backpacks waterproof?
The EXPED backpack line includes both waterproof and weatherproof models. Waterproof means these backpacks keep water out unless submerged in water. Weatherproof means that the fabric and seams are completely waterproof, but zippers and hydration ports are water resistant and not 100% waterproof.
All other backpacks in the EXPED line have coated fabrics to prevent water penetration. These backpacks do not have taped seams. Typically, other features such as durability or weight reduction are the focus of these products and are designed to be used with our waterproof drybags to keep the contents dry.
Waterproof Models: Whiteout, Black Ice, Torrent, Work and Rescue, Typhoon, Kids Typhoon, Cloudburst, Splash, Stormrunner, Tempest
Weatherproof models: Serac, Icefall, Mountain Pro, Cascade
What does back length mean and how is it measured?
The torso length is the length of a person's back, measured from the hip to the shoulder, and is an important factor in the fitting process of a backpack.
Depending on the volume of the backpack and its intended use, the suspension system of a backpack becomes a key criterion. Determining back length is not as critical for shorter hikes or everyday backpacks, but is crucial for expedition, trekking and touring backpacks. With these backpacks, the pack weight can only be optimally transferred to the hips if the back length and suspension system are correctly matched.
The center of the hip belt is ideally located on the hip bones (upper edge of the pelvis) and the sacrum to carry most of the load, especially with large internal frame backpacks. There are exceptions where a shorter backpack length is better, such as in alpine situations, because this allows a shorter overall length of the backpack suspension system to allow easier access to the climbing harness.
To determine your back length, use a tape measure to measure the distance from the top of your shoulders to the top of your hip bone (pelvic rim). This is best done by a friend who can properly place and read the tape measure on your back. Any EXPED retailer should also be able to help you determine your back length.
"This alpine all-rounder is made of UHMPE yarn, which is very light, but at the same time super abrasion and tear resistant."
Marc Raillard, Product Manager