/ Alpine Rucksack with Long/Adjustable Back
I'm looking for an Alpine Rucksack 45-55 litres, but as I'm 6'3" I'm finding a lot of the ones I've tried come up short in the back with the waist straps not putting any weight on my hips.
Can you recommend a pack please?
I've not worm it for more than about 6 hours at a time, but I've not had any problems with the weight not being on my waist. As a bonus, I can also confirm the internal framesheet works as a sledge!
Osprey Mutant 38 (I would say it extends to 45'ish litres) http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/vertical_endeavors__snowplay/mutant_38/
Osprey Variant 52 http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/vertical_endeavors__snowplay/variant_52
Lowe Alpine Alpine Attack 45:55 XL http://www.lowealpine.com/alpine-attack-xl-45-55
Gregory Alpinisto 50 http://www.gregorypacks.com/products/mens/technical/322/alpinisto-50
Crux AK47-X http://www.crux.uk.com/en/rucksacks.php?range=1&product=3
Black Diamond Speed 55 http://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/climbing-packs/speed-55-pack-BD681083_cfg.html?dwvar_BD681083...
Aiguille Alpine Zepher http://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_R048
You might be interested to know that that pack is still going strong too after a fair amount of use. Indeed it basically looks like new, its not even very grubby! So they seem to last well too.
Aiguille will measure your back, make a bombproof light rucsac that is specific to you and you'll still pay less for it than most other sacs on the market.
Only thing it's missing IMO are the pockets which appear on the waist-belt of other packs (eg. the Osprey Kode 30 which I ski with) and instead it has loops for racking gear. My preference would be for the former since I don't feel like I need the loops when I have my harness, but it's a matter of personal preference I guess.
In fairness to them, they did give me a full refund.
AK 47 size 3. Excellent rucksack, very durable and no frills.
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