Advice needed Overnight Backpack

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Gamera MC, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Richard

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    Went to Paddy Palin last week, the Osprey range is out of control, they have it wrapped. Hard to go past.

    No purchase yet but Ariel 55 has been chosen. Service was very good at Paddy Palin, was good service at Kathmandu as well (service at Newcastle Kathmandu is hopeless) and to their credit sent us across the road as their range of women's hiking packs was quite limited.
     
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    Yep Osprey FTW
     
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  3. Red_switch

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    Osprey packs are pretty decent, but very american, very strappy.
     
  4. Ralph_implement

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    No-one ever said "gee I wish I had a bit less room in my pack" - most fold down pretty well if not full.

    I have an older 70+5L Macpac Ascent. Awesome pack, but was made when Macpac was not a clone of Kathmandu. When empty it folds and straps dow so well I use it as my day pack on multi day trips (well, used to, pre kids! Been a long time between drinks.)

    Can you see it here?? Photo courtesy @actiongoat

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    Osprey also an excellent recommendation.
     
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  5. climberman

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    Go about 65L and take less stuff.
     
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    Yup, single malt packs in more efficiently than a six pack. :evil::cheers:
    Less is more.
     
  7. Ricardo64

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    I was looking at mount sterling this weekend as a maiden trip for my Osprey Kode 42 . but looks like there is a large cold front coming across with something like 40+ cm in the next seven days. :confused:
     
  8. skifree

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    So you should definitely go.
     
  9. stansi

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    Mount Stirling was named after James Stirling (1852-1909). He was born in Geelong in 1852. After leaving the National Grammar School, he moved on to become a draftsman in Geelong.
     
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  10. BoofHead

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    Santa dropped an Osprey pack off for my young bloke last Christmas. He likes it but I thought it was a bit "strappy". I like the clean lines of the Black Diamond packs.
    Did a multi-day hut trip last year with my 65L Aldi pack. Great value for $60.00. The Kiwis in the hut thought so as well.
     
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  11. Ziggy

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    Trouble with buying a new pack is that you can't judge comfort without putting in half a day loaded.
     
  12. BoofHead

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    Off topic from OP apologies;

    I'm spending a couple of nights out the back of Guthega in a few weeks with some mates and their boys. One of them will take my Aldi pack and I will use a North Face 70L pack that my daughter scored at an OpShop for $5.

    Query: The North Face pack has a summit series tag. I haven't found any info on such a pack online. Fake NF???
    My understanding is that NF Summit Series is clothing ie jackets and pants.
     
  13. marv hucker

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    Possible I guess.
    Lot of fake TNF stuff in SE Asia.
     
  14. Chaeron

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    Osprey mid- large size packs rock!
     
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    Haha just got a new email:

    We messed up. The coupon codes are good for 20% off WNWD packs and 18% off the assorted color worksacks.
    The code, "CiloGearNationalist" gets you 18% off the regular worksacks.
    The code, "CiloGearNationalistWNWD" gets you 20% off the W/NWD worksacks.
     
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  17. Roger Mexico

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    Check out Hyperlite Mountain Gear. Pricey but surprisingly tough and very comfortable.
     
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  18. Ricardo64

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    Have a look at this pack, you will be able to pack snow shoes and later when you progress to getting your splitty you will be able to use the same pack.

    https://www.backcountry.com/millet-ubic-50plus-10-backpack-3051-3661cu-in?skid=MIL008K-BLA-ONESIZ

    I am also looking at this for multiple days, there is also a 60L+10L available which looks like the bees knees..
     
  19. Kletterer

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    Decided not to go for the Hyperlite pack for Mrs. Kletterer. The ULA Circuit seemed a better choice talking comfort into account. Roll top gets you up to 65 litres cap and lighter than osprey . Weight for comfort . www.ula-equipment.com/product-p/circuit.htm
     
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  20. Mister Tee on snow shoes

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    Finn Industries in Melbourne repaired and modified my MONT 90 L. pack so that it is now better designed and performing than when I purchased it brand new. I just completed the Northern Wilson's Prom. circuit . I know there is no snow there but it is a wilderness bush walk over 4 days and 3 nights.
     
  21. weerab

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    I assume the Ubiquitous James Stirling Pittosporum bush is named after him, was he botanically bent? Stirling is also a small town in Scotland not far from where I was brought up in the even smaller town of Alloa, main town in the smallest county of Clackmannanshire. Sorry, I know I have strayed!
     
  22. person s

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    there are several James Stirlings
    the one stansi mentions was the Victorian Government Geologist
    there was another one who was a prominent Royal Navy captain and later governor of WA
     
  23. Ricardo64

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    Whoa..Another thread hijacking
     
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    Yeah, sorry about that! But surely a thread by definition is not a straight line but meanders here and there depending on who the sewer is!
     
  25. Ricardo64

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    I'll pay that.. I'm all over the place when sewing and usually stick myself a few times by the end of the task.
     
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  26. Lord Back Country

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    I just pulled the pin on an Osprey Xenith 88 for overnight touring:

    . It's exxy, but I figure it will be a 10-15 year investment.

    . It's big, but my preference is to travel slow and overnight in comfort.

    . But for its size, it's pretty light at 2.5kg.

    . It's strappy alright, but lots of compartments.

    . And as the reviews say, oh so comfortable....

    FYI:

    https://www.rei.com/product/846440/osprey-xenith-88-pack

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    cheers
     
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  27. CarveMan

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    I've got the 75. It's a ripper.
     
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  28. NeoSamurai

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    Woah - 2.5kgs is already heavier than my 68L pack, tent, down quilt, NeoAir sleeping mat, PLB, GPS, headtorch/lightingx2 and stove/cooking system combined ! If I add my new ultralight Helinox chair :D (Chair Zero) I'm still only about 2.95kgs - total.
     
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  29. Ricardo64

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    Hi All,

    As mentioned earlier I have an Osprey Kode 42 which I use for a day / overnight pack. However it is too small for a multi day pack. I have been looking at the Millet 60+10 and was thinking would 70lt be enough? granted the longer you go away the more stuff is needed (to a degree). A prerequisite for my selection of pack is that it has some where I can carry my split board, hydration compatible, lots of straps to cinch and strap stuff to the pack.

    https://www.backcountry.com/millet-ubic-50plus-10-backpack-3051-3661cu-in?skid=MIL008K-BLA-ONESIZ

    I must say I am not a large framed or tall person. In that, I am 85kg and 162 cm tall.

    Any thoughts on the above pack or any suggestions on a pack that would suit my requirements.

    thanking you all in advance :D
     
  30. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Chest straps on packs need to be wide and padded as the brutes cut into your throat and are bloody irritating..One of my climbing packs has a sidewise swipper that can be very useful to get stuff out of body of pack fast.....though i tend to lug around chainsaw gear rather than climbing gadgets....files,wedges,hammers chainsaw tool,chains, bar oil,water bottles and an axe....not ice axe but real axe! And a bit of food.

    Oh I have used empty pack as a harness to lug around the frames of the picnic tables....and was quite surprised by the strength of the nylon webbing straps and buckles that undertook such loading.So sometimes I would do stuff a bit extreme for most packs!

    I will try to dig up the specs/brand of these packs....but again watch the set up with chest straps and buckles.Thats the horizontal strap that links up the main shoulder straps....
     
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  31. Gamera MC

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    Thanks, @Ricardo64 but I already bought an osprey volt 75L last year (mentioned a few posts up.)
    Can't vouch for it as I'm yet to use it in anger :D
     
  32. Wheres Walle

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    I've been repping the F-stop bags for a ski pack also, have had them for years for work anyways. Not sure if they'd be on the same level of comfort when fully loaded as high end packs from other brands, but they do the trick pretty well for me. I use a 40L Ajna for day trips and 1-2 nighters where not too much gear is required. Food, water, cooking kit, sleeping mat, puffy, camera with 24-70 2.8, various bits and pieces. Tent straps to the underside and sleeping bag straps to the top lid really neatly. Can ski carry pretty well also. Got the Shinn also which is 80L and roughly the same design, just scaled up.. can take everything as above plus a whole drone kit inside the pack, never needed to use anything above the 40L for purely touring though.
     
  33. SuskiQ

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    Since this looks like an Osprey fan thread I'll Weigh in. I'm ready to upgrade my now 13yo Osprey Luna (60+10) even though it's still in great shape as their new lines are much lighter. Last year I lugged it comfortably around Patagonia for 6 weeks, including 6 nights on the "W" fully loaded with camping gear & food, start weight was 15kg... no soft refugios for us :thumbs:. By contrast, Spatto was cursing his Black Wolf pack for most of the trip. I'd happily go another Osprey for comfort, though I've since bought a 40l Deuter that is so light I'll have to consider the brand for a bigger hiking pack.

    Passing Lago Grey...
     
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  34. SuskiQ

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    What pack do you have @NeoSamurai?
     
  35. Feders

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    I have a Mont Flyte. Other half an Osprey. Both good and more importantly comfortable. One Planet have nice packs too.
     
  36. 7wombathead

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    Exped 60 l. Ways 1100 grams

    Super comfy and can carry a load.
     
  37. Ricardo64

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    Hi Gamera,
    I to am in the same boat however been looking for a while, few mistakes made.
    1. First of all make a list of all the stuff you need to carry.
    2. Secondly ..TRY on your pack.
    Have a look at what one planet have to offer. I would have definitely purchased one of these if I had to do it again.
     
  38. Gamera MC

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    Hi @Ricardo64 , Thanks but I've already got a pack (mentioned a couple of times now.) Link looks like some good options for anyone else who may be looking tho! :)
     
  39. NeoSamurai

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    Hi Susie - the pack is a custom made ZPack 'ArcHaul Zip' - mine is moss green in colour - I wish I'd ordered the black instead :( I had it made last year. It weighs about 700grams including some optional extra bits and pieces added on ordering. The new 2017 ArcHaul Zip is up around the whopping 780gram mark. A great, sturdy pack and can carry up to 18kgs comfortably. The standard 'ArcZip' pack weighs in at about 680grams. Waiting time was about 6weeks.


    My (latest) tent is a custom made Japanese LocusGear 'Khafra' 480gram 4person tent made from fully bonded DCF-3B CubenFibre - although practically/comfortably it really is only a very spacious 2person shelter. It uses an adjustable RutaLocura 710 carbon fibre centre pole.

     
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