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Arcteryx Bora Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.50 based on 8 reviews
This bag has very few reviews, so we haven't ranked it.

Arcteryx Bora

Capacity iconCapacity63 l (3844 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength31.5 in (80 cm)
Width18.5 in (47 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Arcteryx Bora:

Reviewers like these things about the Arcteryx Bora

  • Comfortable padding. It has got improved foam padding in both hip belt and shoulder straps.
  • Ergonomic design of shoulder strap gives added convenience to the backpacker.
  • Resists weather damage thanks to AC2 fabric which also sets Arcteryx Bora Back out of other models.
  • Great suspension gives high level of comfort for adventure activities.
  • Both hip belt and shoulder straps have improved foam padding.
  • When this latest model shares its title with traditional Bora line, this particular backpack comes with various major upgrades over last models.
  • Arcteryx Bora Back is a world-class all around backpack which is comfortable and comes with attractive features, robust suspension and best weather resistance.
  • It’s a perfect staple for backcountry adventures.
  • Added weather resistance and lighter weight than other models is the most notable feature.
  • It also keeps upgrading its much-needed comfort from Bora. The most recent model is the perfect alternative to older Altra range of backpacks, with various features and similar design, apart from few major upgrades.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Average weight makes it a backpack you need to think twice before buying.
  • Another major drawback is that it has expensive price tag of around $550.
  • Lacks in pockets and areas to strap/lash oddly shaped items externally like other models.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Arcteryx Bora features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Ventilated back panel

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Side pockets
  • Carry-on size
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

6363 l2.5 oz0.04 oz/L

Selected Reviews

The Big Outside

They’re not the lightest packs in those categories, but they may be the toughest and certainly rank among the most comfortable, weatherproof, innovative, and versatile.

Posted 7 March 2017 - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a highly comfortable backpack even when carrying high loads. The water-repellent capabilities of the bag is excellent.

Posted 24 March 2008 by Braeden Kepner-Kraus - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019