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Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking


Postby Lewton » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:13 pm

Hi.
I'm on the lookout for a PACKABLE/FOLDABLE lightweight 30 to 35 L capacity backpack that I can pack as very small as possible inside my main 80 litre backpack, when I'm not using it for 2 to 3 day overnight mountain hikes in northern Norway. A return visit.
I say 30 to 35 L, but if anyone thinks that's overkill, please say. I'm purposely overestimating size needed, I think.
The overnight hikes will involve taking around 7 to 9 KG of gear (solo tunnel tent at 1Kg, sleeping pad at 300g, bivy bag, camera kit at 3Kg, some clothing plus food etc.).
Does anyone have any recommendations on suitable backpacks please?
*They need to fold to as small a size as possible to take up little room in my main pack and be light (sub-Kg or much less).
Thanks
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Lewton » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:24 pm

Sorry, edit . .

Hi.
I'm on the lookout for a PACKABLE/FOLDABLE lightweight 30 to 35 L capacity backpack that I can pack as very small as possible inside my main 80 litre backpack, when I'm not using it for 2 to 3 day overnight mountain hikes in northern Norway. A return visit. Last time, I had to always lug around my full gear and that was useless for mountain trails.
I say 30 to 35 L, but if anyone thinks that's overkill, please say. I'm purposely overestimating size needed, I think.
The overnight hikes will involve taking around 7 to 9 KG of gear (solo tunnel tent at 1Kg, sleeping pad at 300g, bivy bag, camera kit at 3Kg, some clothing plus food etc.).
Does anyone have any recommendations on suitable backpacks please?
*They need to fold to as small a size as possible to take up little room in my main pack and be light (sub-Kg or much less).
Thanks
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby jmarkb » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:12 pm

You probably want to look at mountain marathon / adventure racing backpacks which are very light, like https://www.terra-nova.co.uk/packs/backpacks/laser-35-rucksack/ or https://theomm.com/product/classic-32/
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Lewton » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:27 pm

I'll take a look. Thanks. Doesn't say how small they compact to though when packed. I can ask them.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Lewton » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:42 pm

I'd welcome any other recommendations please. Thanks.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby rgf101 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:20 am

There are detachable daypack backpacks, like these, but I can't see anything at the sizes you're after. To be honest, if I had 30-35L to carry, I'd just take the 80L bag half-empty. I don't see how you get a 35L pack both compressible enough to pack, and with the support to be comfortable for a day on the hills.

Looks like 'stuff pack' might be the term to look for - ie, here. But from the look of it, you might as well rope a Tesco's bag for life to your back.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby prog99 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:28 am

These are great - https://www.decathlon.co.uk/cliff-20-intense-burgundy-id_8573790.html
We use them a lot and are very tough with more capacity than the 20l suggests.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Lewton » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:59 pm

Thanks both. I'll take a look.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Scottk » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:38 pm

Gossamer Gear do the vagabond packable. Not sure if it’s big enough for you but has shoulder strap pockets, 2 water bottle pockets and a large stretchy outer pocket. Weight is about 320g and supposed to be ok for weights up to 7 kg.
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Re: Packable 2nd backpack for 'from basecamp' trekking

Postby Lewton » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:56 pm

Scottk wrote:Gossamer Gear do the vagabond packable. Not sure if it’s big enough for you but has shoulder strap pockets, 2 water bottle pockets and a large stretchy outer pocket. Weight is about 320g and supposed to be ok for weights up to 7 kg.


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