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Vargo Expands Its Backpack Product Offering with the ExoTi™ AR2 and BOG Backpacks

March 13, 2018

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Chad North
Vargo
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570-437-0990

Lewisburg, PA

Vargo releases two new backpacks, the ExoTi™ AR2 and ExoTi™ BOG, that are built upon its  ExoTi™ titanium frame suspension platform and Load Lifting Compression Strap System to offer more unique carrying options for customers’ various backpacking needs.

Vargo’s foray into backpacks began with its award-winning Ti-Arc Backpack in 2013, which was eventually supplanted by the ExoTi™ 50 in 2017. While maintaining much of the performance advantage of the Ti-Arc, the ExoTi™ 50 offered a more modern design compared to its retro-styled external frame backpack predecessor. The new ExoTi™ AR2 and ExoTi™ BOG backpacks have the same excellent load transfer of the ExoTi™ 50 and Ti-Arc, but with different pack configurations.

The ExoTi™ AR2 marries the frame style of the ExoTi™ 50 and the ¾ length pack bag of the Ti-Arc. Its 46 liter bag is loaded with external pockets for plenty of gear storage and organization, while the ¾ length provides enough space for strapping wet or bulky gear directly to the frame–perfect for attaching large bear canisters or packrafts for multi-sport adventures. Or for those with smaller gear needs, the ExoTi™ AR2 provides a great amount of storage paired with the unparalleled ExoTi™ suspension system.

The ExoTi™ BOG aims at increasing pack versatility while also simplifying overall pack design. A removable 40 liter roll top dry bag provides plenty of pack space and protection from the elements while also being able to serve as a bear bag, emergency lower leg bivy, pillow, etc. By separating from the frame, the ExoTi™ BOG makes it easier to haul gear inside a shelter without the need to bring in the frame as well. The cradle in which the dry bag sits has dual water bottle pockets and a large front mesh pocket for additional gear storage and has room to store wet gear for added protection. In all, the ExoTi™ BOG provides all of the pros of a roll top backpack without suffering any of their usual cons.

“Backpacks were designed to reflect the preferences of different backpackers. The ExoTi™ AR2 is an upgrade to our original 3/4 length traditional style backpack that is designed to appeal to hikers who prefer to keep their weight high and tight to the body while offering space below that can be used to attach bulky items or items that need to be easily accessible. It also has multiple pockets for easy access and clear organization of your gear.  

The ExoTi™ BOG is a dry bag version of the ExoTi™ that allows backpackers to essentially grab all your gear at one time and bring it in your tent while keeping the bulkier frame and suspension system outside. Of course, the dry bag keeps your most important items secure and away from the elements.

Together with the ExoTi™ 50, we believe we now have a pack for almost every kind of backpacker.” –Brian Vargo, Vargo CEO and Chief Designer

The ExoTi™ AR2 and BOG are available now at specialty outdoor stores worldwide and online at www.vargooutdoors.com.  

For more information and images, visit: https://www.vargooutdoors.com/backpacks.html.

Vargo ExoTi™ AR2 Backpack – MSRP $299.95

Features:

  • Ultralight titanium alloy external frame for excellent load transfer and carry
  • Ergonomic lumbar support plate efficiently directs weight to your hips for increased comfort
  • ¾ length, 46 liter bag with space below for attaching wet or bulky gear
  • Removable floating lid to help save ounces when they count
  • Ventilated, adjustable shoulder harness reduces back sweat and fits torso lengths 16-22″ (40-55 cm)
  • Load lifting compression strap system keeps loads high and tight to your back for more stable carry
  • Two zippered hip belt pockets keep essentials close at hand
  • Dual water bottle pockets
  • Front mesh and shove-it pockets
  • Hydration bladder compatible
  • Packs small and flat for travel

Specifications:

  • Torso lengths: 16-22 inches (40-55 cm)
  • Pack volume: 2,807 cubic inches (46 L)
  • Pack length: 24.375 inches (61.9 cm)
  • Pack width: 13.875 inches (35.2 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz (1.25 kg)

Vargo ExoTi™ BOG Backpack – MSRP $299.95

Features:

  • Ultralight titanium alloy external frame for excellent load transfer and carry
  • Ergonomic lumbar support plate efficiently directs weight to your hips for increased comfort
  • Removable, compressible 40 liter waterproof roll top bag with fully taped seams
  • Ventilated, adjustable shoulder harness reduces back sweat and fits torso lengths 16-22″ (40-55 cm)
  • Load lifting compression strap system keeps loads high and tight to your back for more stable carry
  • Two zippered hip belt pockets keep essentials close at hand
  • Dual water bottle pockets
  • Large front mesh pocket
  • Packs small and flat for travel

Specifications:

  • Torso lengths: 16-22 inches (40-55 cm)
  • Pack volume (main bag only): 2,440 cubic inches (40 L)
  • Pack length: 24.375 inches (61.9 cm)
  • Pack width: 13.875 inches (35.2 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz (1.16 kg)

About Vargo

Since 2002, Vargo has been an award winning manufacturer of innovative ultralight backpacking gear.  Primarily using titanium, an ultralight yet ultra-strong material, Vargo has developed a unique line of products that reflect its commitment to improve and simplify outdoor gear design and utility.

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