/ Lightweight Alpine Rucksacks

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paulharmer - on 17 Jun 2013
Dear All, looking for a new rucksack for a Hut Based trip to the Bernese Oberland in July. I am looking at buying as lightweight as possible and keep coming back to the The North Face Verto 32, does anyone have one and if so are they happy with it?
HeMa on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer:

Depends on the actual needs.

So what you actually want from the sack.

Something like REI Flash 18 ( http://www.rei.com/product/827110/rei-flash-18-pack ) would be stellar for some pure rock routes.

Something bigger would be naturally better for when you need to lug more stuff.

I've been rather happy with Blueice Warthog 26 (http://www.blueice.com/products/en/home/10-warthog-26l.html ) as my main alpine sack (ie. need to lug axes with me).
paulharmer - on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to HeMa: Thanks for the info nothing too serious mainly lightweight alpine not twin axe ice climbing this time targets are the Monch & Jungfrau from the Monch Hutte
Andy Manthorpe on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer: Have you looked at the OMM mountain packs ?

http://www.theomm.com/products?page=shop.browse&category_id=4

Andy
DrP - on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer:

Millet packs may be worth a look. I bought myself a Prolighter 38+10 and it's super light and unfussy - spot on. Will definitely be considering more of their stuff in the future.

http://www.millet.fr/en/products/spring-summer-2013/hardware-backpacks
connor on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer:

arc'teryx cierzo 35

hands down, the best sack i have ever bought, even packs into its own lid, they do a smaller size as well

http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?language=EN&gender=mens&model=Cierzo-35
Timmd on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer:

You probably need to try the rucksacks on before deciding which to buy?

Timmd on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to paulharmer:

Or keep, at least.
ice.solo - on 17 Jun 2013
In reply to connor:

Great little pack and cheap for something by arcteryx.
HeMa on 18 Jun 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Yah, good sack. I have the older 35 l version.

Cheap for 'Ryx, but still expensive as hell.

Something like this would also fit the bill (and be cheap):
http://www.decathlon.fr/sad-cliff-20-bleu-id_8241201.html

That is, if you can fit all the needed stuff in 20 l.
In reply to HeMa:

> Something like this would also fit the bill (and be cheap):
> http://www.decathlon.fr/sad-cliff-20-bleu-id_8241201.html

Looks good (and surprisingly like my REI FLash!) - but cheaper in France 18 EUR, than in UK 18 GBP! Cheeky buggers.
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HeMa on 18 Jun 2013
In reply to TobyA:
> (In reply to HeMa)
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> Looks good (and surprisingly like my REI FLash!)

Jah... Only I think a tad heavier than Flash, but then again it also has a rope/crampon strap at the top.

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