When you compare our external frame packs to some of our competitors, you'll quickly notice that you get more features and a lower price with ALPS... without sacrificing quality. As ALPS's reputation for quality packs has grown, we've had numerous requests for external packs, so we've designed 3 models that are worth checking out. The Red Rock is designed with a younger crowd in mind. There is top loading access with a "hold-open" bar. The Red Rock uses large #8 zippers, has top lid lash tabs, and has a daisy chain with a carry handle which are all features that you will appreciate when you're enjoying the great outdoors. The various pockets ensure that you will be able to organize you gear and keep water bottles and smaller items handy. The padded shoulder straps have multiple positions so you can custom fit the pack to fit your body. You're sure to enjoy the great outdoors with this great external frame pack!
- Lightweight polyester
- Lycra covered suspension components
- Removable sternum strap
- Pull-forward tightening waist belt
- Vented lumbar support
- Telescoping frame
- Hold-open bar
- Stretch pocket on lower side pocket
- Large mesh water bottle pocket
- Large #8 zippers
- Hydration pocket and port
- Top loading
- Multiple zippered side pockets
- Top lid lash tabs
- Front lashing system with heavy duty carry handle
- Multiple shoulder strap positions
- Padded waist belt
- Padded shoulder straps
- Extra Red Rock Harnesses available
- Extra Red Rock Waist Belts available
- Capacity: 2050 in³ / 34 L
- Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.
- Frame dimensions: 13" Wide x 25" Tall
- Torso Range: 13" to 18"
- Waist Belt Range: 20" to 40"
Since our inception in 1993 by outdoor gear designer and company founder Dennis Brune, ALPS has become an innovation and customer satisfaction leader. Founder Brune enjoyed a successful career beginning in 1979 with the technical mountaineering manufacturer Kelty. He moved from product development to sales and marketing, then to management.
Brune had a vision of an outdoor company that would deliver high-quality performance gear priced within a comfortable reach for the everyday outdoorsman and woman. In essence, premium outdoor products whose performance exceeded the expectations of their price points. This combined with a focused attention on customer service has been a winning combination.
Dennis and his wife, LaRayne, wanted to share the passion for the outdoors with their three children. The time spent outdoors are their most cherished memories, and continue to be the stories told when they're together. Brian, Adam and Sarah Kristin have their roles in the company today. The family business was redefined as each child's spouses joined the ALPS team throughout the years. The pride of passing on a passion to your children is an amazing feeling, but to pass along a passion through your children to your grandchildren is something to treasure.
ALPS headquarters was built out of and around the Brune home. In 2015, they officially out-grew their Lyon campus and purchased a 100,000 sq. ft. building in the city limits of New Haven, where the bulk of their warehousing staff and products are now located.