/ Recommendation: 45ish pack well ventilated

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tingle - on 07 Sep 2017
Looking for a new alpine pack around 45l. I run very warm so looking for good ventilation as a base requirement. I currently have a Lowe alpine, mountain attack which is a great pack.
In reply to tingle:

In our review of 35-45 litre packs last year, the Osprey Mutant stood out for ventilation:

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/gear/review.php?id=8649

tingle - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

I must admit I have read that article but breezed past osprey as I had heard they were bad at keeping the weather out. But that looks a good contender and a reasonable price, thanks
Paul Evans - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

Got an Opsrey Mutant, it's great. Worth mentioning their free "pack sizing" app, which works really well to make sure you get the correct back length.

Paul
neuromancer - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to tingle:

Ventilation vs absorbing snow/water?

Depends how much you plan to use it for hard alpine climbing?
tingle - on 10 Sep 2017
In reply to neuromancer:

I think in the case of the mutant there would be even less absorption than most packs because it seems to be solid channeled pad rather than soft foam.

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