/ NEW REVIEW: Montane Medusa 32 Rucksack

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On the Lofer via Feratta near Salzburg, 4 kbSteve Long reviews the Medusa 32 from Montane's brand new rucksack range. The Medusa 32 is designed as a mountain master, super light (913g), multi-season endurance pack. Suggested usage is mountain ascents and ultra distance where weight is critical but comfort cannot be compromised.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=4665
martinph78 on 26 May 2012
In reply to UKC Gear:

What was wrong with my review:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=502693&v=1#x6844529

;p

I've used mine several times now and am happy with it. I love the drawcord feature and find the lid very useful, it's deep/re-enforced so holds it's shape, that seems to stop gear falling out when you open it. Only small complaingt is the side pockets/wand pockets are a bit tight for water bottles, they hold them securely but I can't get them out without taking the pack off. A minor gripe and at least I know I won't loose one!
Steve Long - on 30 May 2012
In reply to Martin1978: Hi Martin, Your review is spot on! I would have referenced it if I had noticed it beforehand. I did do a search for reviews as part of my research but unfortunately your review didnt come up - I guess because its tucked away in a forum. But you're right - a day sack for technical scrambling is the ideal use for this sack and where its features come into play.
martinph78 on 30 May 2012
In reply to Steve Long:

Thanks Steve :o)

Do you know if they have any plans for a larger pack at all? Could do with something in the 70 litre range...

Cheers, Martin

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mattrm - on 30 May 2012
In reply to UKC Gear:

Looks like it'd be a perfect summer Alpine pack.

As for your comment about light weight packs, you've obviously never noticed the Arc'teryx Cierzo 35 which is about 600gm.

http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Packs/Cierzo-35

I'm kinda torn between the two, but I think that the Montane despite the extra 300gms will probably be a slightly better pack in terms of comfort and features. Especially the small pouch on the hipbelt, I really like them, very useful.

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