/ Alpine Rucksack - which one?

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crag_hopper_Jay - on 07 Feb 2012
Hi Folks,

I'm looking at getting a new rucksack mainly for alpine/mountain routes but something that will also cope with cragging and the odd multiday walk - basically a do everything sac.

My current sac is the Lowe Alpine peak attack which after a number of years faithful service has finally given up the ghost.

The possibilities are - Lowe Alpine Alpine attack 45:55, Pod Alpine 50 and Osprey Mutant 38. Also looked at the Osprey Variant but I think it's got too many bells and whistles for my liking.

Any advice or comments about the above sacs (or any other you think I should consider) are greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Jay.
MG - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay: After initially thinking I had made a mistake, I have grown to like my Crux AK47X a lot. Simple and comfortable.
malaz90 - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay: Crux AK47 would be my choice :) I have and currently using berghaus crag 45+10.

John
SeanFda - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

Have you seen this:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=493232

(Shameless plug :)
hokkyokusei - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

I'm a big fan of my Pod Alpine 50. It used to be my "do everything" rucksack. I used it for days out, cragging, scottish winter, alpine, multiday hikes, I took it up Mera Peak, and a friend borrowed it to hike to Annapurna base camp. It has one of those folding closures that allows it to extend hugely (at the cost of being a little unstable when _really_ full), but also cinches down to be quite small.

The biggest issue I had with it was that I was always tempted to put too much in it! So, recently I bought a Mountain hardware scrambler 30 to force me to carry less!


jadias - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

The new Black Diamond packs are AWESOME. I have a Speed 30 and it's sweet - great suspension but strippable, not too heavy anyway and a nice simple design with everything you need and nothing you don't. Excellent ice tool attachments too.

They run larger than their official sizes I think, but I'm sure the 50 will compact well if you really need the size. The 30 should be more than enough though.
JoshOvki on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

I have an Osprey Mutant and wouldn't recommend it. The back system has no support in it what so ever. The best thing I actually ever did to that ruck sack was put a sam splint down the back of it. I have used the Law Alpine Peak Attack (like the Alpine attack but smaller) and it was brilliant.
iksander on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay: Haglofs Matrix 50 is worth a look, Deuter Guide 45+ is also great if a little heavy (although strippable)
Ricky Martin - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to JoshOvki:
> (In reply to crag_hopper_Jay)
> Osprey Mutant ...... The best thing I actually ever did to that ruck sack was put a sam splint down the back of it.

Ah now there is an Idea!

I really like mine but do find the flopy back a bit of a pain at times that me think sounds like a fine solution!
SFM - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

The Blue Ice rucsacks have caught my eye of late. Sadly I can't justfiy buying one yet as I need to wear out my current Mammut sack!

Perhaps worth a look as seems to fit into your criteria.


http://www.blueice.com/en/products/blue-ice-45l

http://www.lakesclimber.com/welcome-to-lakes-climber-online/articles-and-reviews/blue-ice-reviews/bl...
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Darkskys - on 07 Feb 2012
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay: POD Black Ice is a winner everytime

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