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Topic - 45-50l Alpine rucksack

spenser - on 27 May 2013
I'm going on one of the conville alpine mountaineering courses in a couple of weeks time and the kit list says I need a 45-50l rucksack, I've currently got a 33l Osprey Talon which I find to be a little on the small side for doing Trad once I'm carrying a rack and rope etc, so whatever I buy will get used once back in the UK as well. I'd prefer to try the bag on with some weight in it before I buy it so that unfortunately restricts me to Go Outdoors and Cotswold Outdoor, the options which leap out at me are these:
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/deuter-guide-45-plus-rucksack-p269562 - Quite heavy but if it's really comfy then the extra weight may be worth it.
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/exos-46-m-p178571 - Has one of the suspension systems on the back, I've not really used any bags with this on before, I've been told that bags with these on are often optimistic with the quoted volumes.
http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/osprey-talon-ii-44-rucksack-62110543 - The smaller one is the mutts nuts so I'd imagine this is pretty good as well.
With price matching and bmc discounts I can get all of these to roughly the same price.
I'm happy to look at other options as well if there's anything which I've missed or that have a very similar fit to a talon. Which of these would I be best off going with?
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