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By Joe C
From Boston, MA
Aug 22, 2011
I bought this pack on the cheap from a friend of mine. He only had one of the external compression straps though. I thought I could buy the other one online somewhere but I can't find it. Any thoughts?

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By rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Aug 22, 2011
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
Joe C wrote:
I bought this pack on the cheap from a friend of mine. He only had one of the external compression straps though. I thought I could buy the other one online somewhere but I can't find it. Any thoughts?



go to any gear shop and buy some webbing and line locks. Shouldnt be a problem. If you cant find what you are looking for locally. look at owfinc.com - they have tons of webbing and hardware for sewing projects and should meet your need.

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By squiddo
From Mountain View, CA
Aug 22, 2011
A fine day at Reeds- Ejesta!
Joe C wrote:
I bought this pack on the cheap from a friend of mine. He only had one of the external compression straps though. I thought I could buy the other one online somewhere but I can't find it. Any thoughts?


I'd hit up Arcteryx CS, I'd be willing to bet for a fee they would sell you OEM party. They are pretty nice but I can see losing one.

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By bobmirko
Aug 22, 2011
squiddo wrote:
I'd hit up Arcteryx CS


+1

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By Alan See
Mar 16, 2012
Sea to Summit makes accessory straps with hook style buckles that are compatible with the Miura's attachment system. I used a couple of staps and a standard 3/4 buckle to make a replacement for my Miura.

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By Top Rope Hero
From Was Estes Park, now homeless
Jun 12, 2012
WHAT THE HELL IS HE BELAYING WITH!?!
I've owned a Muria 50 for three years now; and they only thing they ever had to tell me was that it was gonna last. And how.

I have dragged this animal around the planet, from Kalymnos to Thailand to the Bluies of Australia. And I do my BEST to trash it. Throw it down. Drag it around. Sit on it like a face-smothering porn star.

The bag just does not quit. Really. The durability factor is like...well...like.....like friggin' Thor, man. I don't even know what that means. But I DO know I'll keep this pack until it's shredding off my back in tatters. Which at this rate will be the year 4000.

Oh. And yah, Chris. I stole this fatty 50 as a carry-on on ALL my flights international. Never got questioned about it. But then, I was mostly flying the big birds. Lots of overhead storage. Don't know what most airlines would say on smaller jets, But United checked it at the gate for free flying the commuter from LAX to Vegas...

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By Paul Trendler
From Bend, Oregon
Jun 12, 2012
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I lost a strap early on in my packs life, Arc sent me two replacements free of charge. I have the original purple one like the OP, and it hasn't shown ANY signs of slowing down. Gear-swallower! Hikes heavy loads very well.

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By Mostafa
From Alameda, CA
Jul 12, 2012
Cujo 5.11d Red Rocks
Should I go with the 50 if I would like to be able to fit my trad gear? I'm debating between the 50 and 30...I've been using an back packing pack and I don't think it will hold up much longer.

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By -sp
From East-Coast
Jul 12, 2012
Buenos Dias!
Mostafa wrote:
Should I go with the 50 if I would like to be able to fit my trad gear? I'm debating between the 50 and 30...


Taking a wild guess at how much gear you might have:
30 = trad gear inside, rope lashed to the outside of the pack
50 = trad gear AND rope inside the pack

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By Mostafa
From Alameda, CA
Jul 12, 2012
Cujo 5.11d Red Rocks
-sp wrote:
Taking a wild guess at how much gear you might have: 30 = trad gear inside, rope lashed to the outside of the pack 50 = trad gear AND rope inside the pack


I usually split up the gear but if it could fit a double rack, draws, harness, helmet water and rope (outside) the 30 would be perfect.

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By Cultivating Mass
Jul 12, 2012
Leading on the only "fair means" rack.
Mos Def, long time no see. If you're back in town for the summer, we should get out, with the weird weather we've been getting some really good temp days out here.

If you're talking RR climbing, the 30 is bulky for an up-and-over walkoff kinda climb. The 50 is a leave at the base kinda deal.

There are a lot of packs out there worth checking out, Arc'T's are nice but the $70 semi-crap ropebags they sell to go with these turns me off, I've found Marmot makes the most comfortable packs out there for rock climbing use and they usually pop up on discount sites as they discontinue old models for dirt cheap. I've bought three in 12 years of climbing and all of them are still in service (done patch repair to bottom of all 3, too, though).

It seems that everyone ends up with a grip of packs after a while, you might check the For Sale forums and see what you find if you're looking for a screaming deal. $200+ is a lot to spend on a pack you're going to thrash through scrub oak with, anyway...

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By -sp
From East-Coast
Jul 12, 2012
Buenos Dias!
Mostafa wrote:
I usually split up the gear but if it could fit a double rack, draws, harness, helmet water and rope (outside) the 30 would be perfect.


It'll do exactly that, but Killis is also right - it's pretty bulky as a summit pack.

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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Jul 12, 2012
Middle
I've climbed with a Miura 50 and it sucked. The only Miura I'd climb in would be the 20 and for the money I'd look elsewhere.

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By Jeremy Kasmann
From Denver, CO
Jul 13, 2012
The 50 is stiff, wide, heavy, and has a huge waist belt. It is great for cragging when you just want to throw gear in and go. Moving between routes is quick and easy, even with a ton of gear. The stiffness and volume mean you don't have to pack it well. Great for Indian Creek.

Once the approach is long enough that I think about what I am carrying, I switch to a smaller, lighter weight pack. Ditto for approaching a long multi pitch route. The 30 would probably be a better size in those cases, but I think there are lighter, more versatile (and cheaper, bonus) packs in that size range. The easy access drawbridge opening doesn't offer much value if you only pack and unpack it once at the base of the route.

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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From Madison, WI
Jul 13, 2012
This problem haunted my dreams for 6 years after f...
I should also mention that with the zipper fold-down style, when your bag gets pulled to be opened up by TSA with all your cams and crap inside, it's a whole lot easier to open it up for them and then re-close it than with a top-loader.

With a top loader they will dump all your crap out and you'll have to repack it. With this pack, you just upzip/unfold it, then TSA can poke around, and then it zips right back up.

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By Crux Crush
Mar 27, 2013
rock love
Here's what we think of the Arc'teryx Miura 50... from a female perspective:

cruxcrush.com/2013/03/04/pack-...

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By David Peterson
Apr 16, 2013
Amarillo Sunset
Hey Guys and Gals,

I have been scouring the internet for an old style Miura 50 of size regular or tall and can't seem to find any left. Is any one here looking to sell theirs or know of some place I can get one? I'd pay shipping and Paypal fees.

Thanks!

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By matt matera
Apr 24, 2013
ebay.com/itm/171029413332?ssPa...

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By Paul Trendler
From Bend, Oregon
May 17, 2013
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There is a regular M50 at the local shop Mountain Supply here in Bend. My 2008 purple bag has only started to show a little wear at the bottom seam where the back padding meets the rest of the fabric. Gonna get a lot more years out of this one.

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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
May 17, 2013
Middle
mountainsupplybend.com/

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By Nate L
From Provo, Utah
Jun 4, 2013
I just bought the last one from Mountain Supply. Thanks for posting that I Have been looking for one for a couple months.

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