The Zion is an external frame pack designed with comfort and durability in mind. The Zion offers 3900 cubic inches of capacity, allowing you to pack for even the longest hikes. The Zion is easily adjusted utilizing its telescoping frame. With a torso range of 17 to 24 inches and a waist belt range of 28 to 40 inches, the Zion is designed to accommodate backpackers of any size. The Lycra covered suspension components, maximize comfort for all day trekking while the vented lumbar support keeps your back cool. Side pockets, lower stretch side pockets, sleeping bag compartment, large front pocket and top loading main compartment make it easy to organize all of your gear. If you are the type of backpacker who prefers an external frame the Zion is for you.
- Lightweight polyester
- Lycra covered suspension components
- Vented lumbar support
- Telescoping frame
- Hold-open bar
- Stretch pockets on lower side pockets
- Large mesh water bottle pocket
- Lower door - #10 zipper
- Hydration pocket and port
- Top loading
- Sleeping bag compartment
- Large front pocket
- Multiple zippered side pockets
- Spindrift collar with draw cord
- Top lid lash tabs
- Ice-axe loop
- Front lashing system with heavy duty carry handle
- Multiple shoulder strap positions
- Padded waist belt
- Padded shoulder straps
- Extra Zion Harnesses available
- Extra Zion Waist Belts available
- Capacity: 3900 in³ / 64 L
- Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz.
- Frame dimensions: 15" Wide x 33" Tall
- Torso Range: 17" to 24"
- Waist Belt Range: 28" 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.