The North Face Pivotal 75 Backpack
The North Face Pivotal 75 Backpack is a large-capacity pack that breaks the traditional mold of multi-day backpack design. Featuring a revolutionary suspension system that actually pivots with the natural movement of your lower back and hips, the Pivotal 75 ushers in a new era of backpacking comfort and performance.
Simply flip the pack over and the back panel reveals The North Face’s feat of engineering known as the Pivotal Suspension System—a clear window covers the key component in the system known as the Load Equalizer. Essentially a giant pivot mechanism, the Load Equalizer allows the pack to flex side-to-side with the natural movement of your hip and back. Load-bearing Flex Arms radiate out from the pivot point, allowing the load of the pack to move with you at all times.
So what are the real benefits of this system? You get superb balance from the evenly distributed weight on your hips, regardless of body position. Superior comfort results from the system allowing your body to move with an unprecedented natural gait. Climbing over fallen logs, scrambling up rock faces, and leap-frogging your lagging trail companions will all be a world easier with the Pivotal 75.
Getting this system custom fitted is a snap as well—this pack has a fully adjustable torso length and an interchangeable hip belt to fit bodies of all sizes. Of course, the Pivotal 75 includes a host of large-capacity backpack features: a side-accessed sleeping bag compartment, a removable lid that converts to a lumbar pack, an expanding side pocket, double Hypalon daisy chains, adjustable load lifters, D-zip side panel access, side water bottle pockets, and Airmesh on the back panel for awesome breathability.