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hi everyone... i am considering this 46L...

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hi everyone... i am considering this 46L pack, and i would really prefer to not go up to the 58L version. i have read from several accounts that the 46L packs more than it should. might this be because osprey reports only the main compartment's volume? thanks,

ayres

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it is because there is no certified definition of what a liter of displacement is... Is it a liter of something light? or a liter of sand?

Often there are claims that some bags are more generous or less in size estimates. Hope for it, but don't count on it. If you must have a larger pack... well...

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I hope that Mr. Reese is kidding. A liter is a liter no matter if you fill it with lead or feathers. The feathers may pack to 1/2 liter because they are compressible, but that doesn't change what a liter is. To answer your question, I have heard this of the Exos series also and the best argument that I offer is that they do not count all the small pocket volumes in the advertised measurement. For example, the two side mesh pockets and the hip belt pockets are probably not counted in the advertised volume but they are wicked roomy!

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for today's lighterweight gear 46L is probably enough...the 58L was surprisingly large in person

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I have no problem using this for 3-season overnighters, weekenders, and multi-day outings, running a solo tent or bivy sack, down bag, half pad, Jetboil (I need my coffee), and going conservatively on food (I don't eat a ton on the trail). I downsized from an Atmos 65 and could not be happier. It fits like a glove, and although I rarely exceed 20 lbs., it feels better than the Atmos did, and that is saying a great deal, as that is a nice pack. I am quite happy with this bag, and haven't had any issues with comfort or durability. I recommend it highly, and especially since it is on sale right now. :-)

I have no problem using this for 3-season overnighters, weekenders, and multi-day outings, running a solo tent or bivy sack, down bag, half pad, Jetboil (I need my coffee), and going conservatively on food (I don't eat a ton on the trail).  I downsized from an Atmos 65 and could not be happier.  It fits like a glove, and although I rarely exceed 20 lbs., it feels better than the Atmos did, and that is saying a great deal, as that is a nice pack.  I am quite happy with this bag, and haven't had any issues with comfort or durability.  I recommend it highly, and especially since it is on sale right now. :-)
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The top lid will fit about 4L extra.