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ALPS Mountaineering Nomad RT 75
Expandable multi-day pack
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The ALPS Mountaineering Nomad is an innovative roll top pack design with an expandable volume main compartment. The Nomad can be expanded from a 65L pack all the way up to an 85L pack making it customizable for all of your backpacking adventures. The main compartment is easily accessible via a generous zippered opening. Its adjustable suspension system features 2 flat aluminum stays and adjusts to fit torso ranges from 16–22 inches. The removable waist belt features removable pockets for even further customization of the pack. The Nomad's stretch side pockets, side compression straps, extensive daisy chains and trekking pole loops provide additional gear storage and lashing points. A hydration pocket with two side outlet hydration ports and a built-in rain cover are both included. The Nomad is thoughtfully designed to be your perfect backpacking companion.
  • Lightweight 200D nylon double ripstop fabric
  • Roll top allows pack volume to expand from 65L to 85L
  • Generous zippered access to the main compartment
  • Two stretch bottle pockets
  • Extensive daisy chain attachment points
  • Side compression straps
  • Load lifter straps
  • Removable sternum straps
  • Hydration port with three-point reservoir attachment
  • H2O outlets on both sides of the pack
  • Air mesh covered suspension provides maximum air flow
  • Pull forward tightening waist belt
  • Removable padded waist belt with removable pockets
  • Small and XL waist belt available
  • Rain cover included
  • Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz.
  • Capacity: 3965 in³–5187 in³ / 65L–85L
  • Torso Range: 16"–22"
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Nomad RT 75 Clay/Chili6624055
Nomad RT 75 Gray/Navy6624050
Customer Reviews
The Nomad RT 75 has been rated 2 times.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Love it!

Fits any size gear ... durable... and I love the waistband pockets.. perfect location!

Everything it’s meant to be

This is made to be an accessible, large-ish, serious backpacking bag, and it totally lives up to that.

As far as negatives, for me there are two: weight (it’s a smidge over four pounds—you will notice it) and I think it’s lacking some pockets/compartmentalization. Without a brain, all your readily accessible needs are served by a not very big pocket on top. And 65+ is a big volume to manage without a division for a bag, etc.

But that said, this thing is built like a brick sh*thouse. I have no worries about busting seams or a trashed zipper. And once adjusted, which is easy and solid, it’s really comfortable. Hucking around about a quarter my body weight is as chill as it can be. The more traditional layout of straps and daisy chains offers a lot in terms of what you can strap on without too much finagling. As someone who packs fly fishing gear, that’s a huge plus.

If you accept it’s not light and give up a little convenience for the adaptability of a roll-top, you’ll love this pack, especially if you don’t want to spend a couple hundred more to save a couple pounds or a couple minutes digging around here and there. It’s made to work hard and last a long time. I’m sure I’ll be using this thing until I’m too old to get everything I could out of it.