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Rucksack which one
by mikebeattie1 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:37 pm
by rockhopper » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:11 pm
by jepsonscotland » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:49 pm
There is a 48 version as well, I think.
by huwthomas » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:38 pm
by Backpacker » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:19 pm
Osprey Talon 33 for general hillwalking, big enough for winter gear and light enough for using throughout the summer
Osprey Exos 50, this has to be the comfiest rucksack ever (though at £170 it bloody well should be ) this is my my going away rucksack, takes my tent and sleeping bag with ease and as I don't mind being smelly, spare underwear
by pjm1 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:52 pm
But then I also have a drysack with no waist strap which is a few hundred grams. But that's less useful for you as you don't (I presume) have a base camp where you're summitting from each day.
Most important - does it carry what you need in the way you like it? I like mine minimalist but others like loads of straps etc. Second, is it flexible enough to do what you might need one day? Third how heavy can you bear?
Sorry, there's no magic answer to this - I have four bags for four different occasions (although one's pretty redundant now). I even have a roll-up rucksack which weighs nothing and can be put in your trouser pocket (!) but that's only for real emergencies...
Unfortunately, you might just have to get out there and buy a couple over time and decide what works for you!
by mikebeattie1 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:25 pm
by garyoppolis » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:09 pm
I started out in the 40 - 50l range and have settled on 25l for when there's no snow and about 40l for when there is.
Bear in mind that an underfilled bag, say 50% of its total capacity, can be almost as uncomfortable as a really badly fitting bag.
Horses for courses...
by gordonmidd » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Summer - Osprey Talon 18l
Winter - Osprey Mutant 38l
The Mutant has a detachable lid which to date I've never used. More than enough room in both for the seasons.
I'd even say the Mutant would be fine for an overnight.
by Outdoors Father » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:49 pm
For me staying comfortably outdoors is being light, so I aim to carry very little. For most people I think up to 40L for winter and 30L for summer days is more than enough, maybe even too much.
I'll second gordonmidd's advice on the Talons - great value for money and are pretty light on their own: 22l for summer and 33l for winter.
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by BobMcBob » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:00 pm
I'd advise going to a decent outdoor shop and trying a few on, especially if they have knowledgeable staff who know how to size and adjust them. The Ospreys especially have a lot of adjustments and fiddling with them can make a huge difference to comfort.
by irishwasa » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:37 pm
I carry a daysack normally, for the odd day out. I have a montane grand tour (65, I think), for longer walks, but nearly 50% is food for a week, and extra first aid etc as I am on my own.
But make sure it is comfy ... you will be up close and personal for an extended amount of time
And, no matter how well you think all this out, in 2 years time you will be looking for a different size .....
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