/ Winter 35l pack with excellent weight transfer to hips?
Pack must be suited to carrying winter weights for hours on end.
Preferably unfussy design, with minimal features, except an easily accesible large pocket somewhere e.g in lid for quick access.
Haglofs Rock Ice 35 and Roc 35 seemed to fit the bill, but difficult to find and some criticisms of back comfort from some.
Any good experiences to share in winter pack choice ?. Thanks very much
Anyway, the back is extremely comfortable, it features a "swing arm" on the waist band; it's like an elastic feature that stops the back swinging on your back and shifting the weight and shock loading your back. Makes the load extremely stable and through the hips.
Very simple design, large lid pocket.
I love mine.
Thanks Chay. Does the top of the pack not restrict head movement, especially with helmet? Looks tall.
I find it a really god piece of kit, anyway. The lid and the plastic back can be detached and the roll top main bag can be used on it's own, this cuts it down to a really light and fast bag for say summit days from huts or whatever.
So many bags on the market, there's the age old classic Pod (Black ice?) that's always been up there for winter climbing.
Deuter Guide 35+, not the lightest but well thought out features, bombproof and very comfy.
> Deuter Guide 35+, not the lightest but well thought out features, bombproof and very comfy.
Agree, Mutant 38 did me with a full winter kit and was comfortable
Thanks folks for the great suggestions. Osprey Mutant seems to fit the bill. Off to take a look today. Rarely is the Osprey 37 Variant mentioned in comparison to the Mutant, but that too seems a great pack, with useful winter features like glove friendly buckles etc
Thanks all for your help. Osprey Mutant is a fine bit of kit.
Bought today, and very pleased with it
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