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Topic - A small rucksac ... slight return

flaneur - on 29 Dec 2011
In a previous thread: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=470178&v=1#x6506126 I asked for suggestions for a climbing day pack. This is to take trainers, light waterproof, snacks and a little water on long rock routes in places like The Dolomites.

Refining the specification slightly, and taking tongue out of cheek, I'm looking for something very light weight, compact (10-12 litres) or easily compressible, and handles adequately.


A few possibilities below. Any one used any of them? Any other suggestions along similar lines?

Sea to Summit ultrasil daypack: http://www.outside.co.uk/shop/Ultra-Sil+Day+Pack?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_c...
Ultralight but a bit big and can't be compressed.

Sea to Summit ultrasil dry day pack: http://www.summithut.com/products/ultra-sil-dry-daypack/
Looks ideal. Doesn't seem to be available in the UK. Typical.

Gossamer minimalist ultra day pack
http://gossamergear.com/packs/backpacks/minimalist.html
A thing of beauty. The wide base is possibly not ideal for climbing. Don't think this one is distributed in the UK either.

Exped cloudburst dry
http://www.alloutdoor.co.uk/sea-to-summit/dry-sacks/exped-drypack-pro-15l-clay-grey.htm
A bit heavier and perhaps harder wearing than the Sea to Summit. Best of what is easily available?







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