/ Winter rucksac advice
Needs to be durable, large enough for the extra gear etc, but not too heavy.
Any thoughts. Thanks
Also it is UK made!
I use a Dueter guide 35+ and it is fairly bombproof, it has all the little things that make a difference - removeable hip belt, 2 zipper pockets, key keeper, gear loops etc. I've just got back from the alps and dueter seemed to be a big hitter with the continentals. We looked at some models of deuter and salewa sacks in a shop and they were impressive. Very light but maybe thats why they aren't so big over here as they may not be upto a scotish winter! I'm looking to change again this winter as my dueter is heavy. The Osprey variant is ticking a few boxes and I hear good things about crux too
What you see is what you get- no fancy extras. I recommend it.
The size is big enough for winter and for summer backpacking. I tend not to use any other sacks any more.
I intend to buy an Aiguille Alpine sack as soon as funds allow and have contacted them with a couple of queries.
They've been very helpful i.e. I want a sack with an extendable lid and it wasn't clear if the model I was interested in had one. I asked & the answer was "No it doesn't but if you want we can make it to order." (at a very small extra cost).
They also said that customers generally report that their sacks are generously sized.
Don't know if this helps but I just like to support companies with this attitude.
Psst...POD Black Ice..'nuff said..can't believe it hasn't been mentioned. It's always POD, Aiguille,Crux, and the OSprey, and sometimes a Macpac Pursuit.
I have a Aiguille Alpine Cirrus (33l) seems slightly bigger to me. I have it made without ice axe loops and longer side straps and no extra cost. I really like it, very comfortable, 700g, no silly extra bits to get in the way.
Not used in winter yet but I've had a dry run and I can get all the stuff I think i'll need in it.
It wasn't expensive either £65 I think.
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