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02-05-2012, 09:10 PM #26
Intuit: I like the looks of the Deuter pack (at least from photos) but I've always had a disdain for the nylon-bungy-webbing-holder thingy some companies put on their packs. I tare them to shreds in minutes, but I guess I could take a scissor to it.
02-06-2012, 08:58 AM #27
If I could persuade myself to carry less crap, I'd take a long look at the Osprey Manta 30. It's a great all round day pack.
Both of these are not 100 day a year packs, you pay a price for lightweight construction. But if you've got the $$$ to buy a Manta and out of shape enough to care about pack weight, you probably work enough that you can't BC ski 100 days a year.
02-10-2012, 07:08 AM #28
you mentioned the nirvana pack in your first post. I purchased the RAS version this winter (size 30). it carries quite comfortably but mammut forgot to use the right material on the front side of the pack. already have a 2cm cut in the shell from using the diagonal ski carry (hard snow - sharp edges...). will need to glue some PU coated fabric onto it. otherwise, a very fine pack thats hardly noticeable when skiing.
packs i've previously used were a millet totem 15 (light and very durable, and they used PU coated stuff for the hard wearing parts) use it every day in the city, too; and a haglöfs rand 38 which has really great support for heavier loads (I do most of my summer multi day touring with that pack as well) but the back is kind of short.~#at night the highway's diesel roar/speaks to me and tells me more/than any book I've ever read/or anything you've ever said#~
02-11-2012, 02:47 PM #29
I liked the Silo 30 and 40, but found them lacking in any useful compartments. More importantly, they would not fit my avalanche shovel (Black Diamond Transfer Shovel). Too bad, they seemed very lightweight - maybe a little to thinly made for my liking. I noticed some other people reported the same thing about other shovels fitting on the backcountry.com reviews/
I tried a lot of packs on for fit at shops and settled on the Black Diamond Outlaw in a M/L (32L) size. That fit my longer torso the best and also has really good fabric constriction. Also, it holds all my avalanche gear in a separate drained compartment and also has a back pad access zipper that opens for quick access.
I really like the included back-pad that prevents avy gear, thermos and obtuse contents from jabbing me in the back.
Limited for back-country/resort snow use only. Otherwise a really good pack:
I got the blue one on sale somewhere. Mine was the non-avalung model, so a bit cheaper.
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