by Matthew Scott

Sure, none of us really know how to pronounce Arc’teryx (by the way, according to them it’s ARK-Terix ) but anyone in the outdoor world knows that they make some of the best products in the industry. Known mainly for their jackets, the impossibly hard to pronounce company also has some pretty kick-ass backpacks, and they’ve also just launched a few aimed specifically at travelers on the road who demand the best, the Covert Case series. 


The Covert series isn’t designed to be hauled up a mountain in Nepal, nor is it designed to go ice climbing in Colorado. It’s designed for a user who wants a lightweight, compact, and mobile pack that’s perfect for quickly getting in and out of the airport with minimal issues. With the inclusion of removable and versatile shoulder straps, all bags in the Covert Case line-up can be used as a backpack or a shoulder bag.


Clean, non-descript construction and silicone-coated, lightweight 500D ATY nylon 6.6 is used throughout the Cover Case series, and allows the smallest bag, the CO, to weigh in at only 34.4 oz while still giving you 40L of storage space. The larger ICO and CI cases, with 50L and 70L of storage room, manage to only tip the scales at an impressive 40.3oz and 48oz. This means you’ll be able to carry more without getting yourself in trouble with overweight baggage fees…or a broken back.

Available Spring 2013.



ARC’TERYX Covert Case Series

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore