Product Code: CX-AK-47-3G

AK47 (3G)


The new 3rd generation version of the AK47 is identical to its predecessor in features and function. The two major differences are a new fabric – 40% Kevlar instead of 28% previously – and an all-welded welded construction, making it fully water-resistant.

There are two feature alterations. The ice-axe carrying system which has been updated to stay abreast of modern tool development (so many have neither adzes nor hammers) and the top access to the main compartment now has a roll-top closure instead of a draw-cord.

The AK47 is the icon of the crux range. Launched in 2002, it has remained virtually unchanged for over a decade – a testimony to its enduring appeal of ruthless functionality and aesthetic simplicity.
Designed for classic alpine mountaineering, it is small enough for shorter climbs yet big enough for multi-day routes. The AK47 will hump a heavy load of hardware to the bottom of a route with sufficient comfort, but when empty is so light that you hardly notice it on steep ground. What really sets the AK47 apart, though, is its stark, minimalist design. Features have been pared to the brink of absolute necessity with enough detail retained to allow each climber to tailor the pack to his/her unique style.

You can read about the origin and history of the AK47 here.

The AK47 is available in three back-lengths.

External lid pocket with welded seams
Side compression straps – quick and easy to fit or remove
Oversized back haul loop – easy to grab and clip
Top compression strap
Roll-top closure to main compartment
40 mm webbing waist-belt with low-profile full-sized hip-fins
Two ice-axe holders
Stretch wand pockets

Technical Specifications

Colour Black, Red
Capacity 2850 cu. in. / 47 litres
Weight 2 lb 9 oz / 1170 g
Fabric 40% Kevlar / 60 % Cordura, 7 oz/yd² / 240 g/m²
Frame 0.275 in / 7.00 mm Ø tubular titanium full frame (removable)

1 (short)
2 (medium)
3 (long)

Delivery & Returns

All our products are shipped with FedEx for quick, reliable and secure delivery. As most of our products are quite large and/or of high value, they will require a signature. We cannot deliver to P.O. boxes. All orders are dispatched the next working day after receipt (Monday to Friday). Typical delivery times are 2-3 days.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for an exchange or refund provided it is within 90 days of receipt of your order and the item is in the original packaging.

Knowledge Base

For more information about our backpacks, please click on the following links below.
Sizing and fitting of crux backpacks
The physics of backpack design
Using the features of an AK pack