/ PRODUCT NEWS: Mammut Trion Alpinist Rucksack
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1500g for a 40L pack? Are they having a laugh? It should be half that!
I'm wondering why would this be a joke. Not heavier than the Deuter Guide 35+ (~1700g) which is used by majority of alpine mountaineers and guides...
It might be a decent pack, but I reckon these days that's 700 grams more than necessary for a pack that size. 700 grs of 'other stuff' is a lot you could take for the same over all weight if you got a lighter pack. If the weather goes crappy, I know which I would prefer - a really tricked out back system on my day pack or a belay jacket!
Far too heavy when we're all trying to save weight buy using phantom krabs etc....
I have similar experience but coming from a Osprey Talon 33 and switched to a Trion Pro. In my opinion light is only right when you don't really carry much. When you have heavy loads, a backpack with proper back system is much more comfortable.
Ok, I don't want to start the usual light-freak vs proper-backpack argument, just mentioned that around 30-40L, the ultralite choice is not obvious (and definitely not a joke). For below 20L it is.
About the Deuter Guide: I cannot cite it obviously, but if you go to the german speaking parts of the alps, you will notice the abundance of Deuter Guides.
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