After three years in development and 16 generations of design, the Integrous Frame and suspension is the result of unrelenting passion, detail, excellence, and success. This quality design is the pinnacle in ultralight backpacking frames and suspensions. The triaxial carbon fiber structure combined with additional strategically placed composite materials provides the greatest strength to weight ratio on the market. We are confident in delivering a frame that is not only comfortable, but provides the ability to haul extremely heavy loads. The key to the frame’s design is its shape. This allows the heaviest load to be positioned in the center of your back by spreading the weight over your hips, minimizing muscle fatigue and shoulder strain. To stay cooler in hot conditions, the shape maintains air flow around your back. The frame also follows the natural curvature of your spine, providing extreme comfort in all conditions.
We have 4 different configurations that all fit on the same modular suspension. The IA Day Pack, the IA2K, the IA4K, and the IA6K are all available.
The soft goods are made up of primarily 500D Cordura. We use YKK waterproof zippers. Duraflex hardware is used for all buckles. Expandable mesh is used for the expandable pockets.
Initial Ascent is confident that our products will meet and exceed your expectations. We test our products to failure so you don't have to. We offer a 100% lifetime warranty for any material defects and workmanship to the original purchaser. For any damages outside of normal wear, we can repair it at a reasonable cost. The Integorus and Invictus Frames have a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.
Yes! Kryptek Highlander is the camo color we have available.
You can store up to a 2.0L low profile water bladder in the lid. We offer the Platypus 2.0L Big Zip low-profile can be added to any existing IA pack.
Yes. All IA packs work off of a single frame and suspension system. You can interchange the bags and Pannier Load Carrier at will. No need to buy a separate suspension system.
Combining the Pannier load carrier with the lid makes for a perfect Day Pack system. This design allows for speed and agility while providing the storage to carry the essential items for a day hunt.
The material we use is a 500D Cordura which is very water resistant but not waterproof. If your hunting in wet environment, we recommend out IA Rain Cover.
Yes. We value the service of those who have served our country and our communities.
We offer a 10% discount on all Initial Ascent Gear to military and First Responder personnel who have served past, or present.
We have the Integrous Frame for torso lengths from 18-22".
We have our Invictus Female Frame for torso lengths 13-17". This frame will also work for kids who fall into that torso length range.