The perfect 'tweener pack for all-day excursions and quick over-nighters.
- Agile Suspension System shifts weight off your shoulders and onto your hips, and keeps your load vertically secure without inhibiting natural body movements
- Mesh back panel with molded scapula and HDPE lumbar pads improve airflow, comfort, and load transfer
- Air mesh shoulder straps, waist-belt, and lumbar area breathe well to improve comfort
- Top-panel loading and bottom sleeping-bag compartment provide multiple access options
- Durable 330D and 210D polyester fabrics stand up to abuse
- Included rain cover lets you shelter your kit when rains come
- Hydration-compatible for housing your water bladder
- A variety of side, front, and waist-belt pockets help you keep your kit organized
- Side compression and load stabilizer straps keep your pack streamlined and your gear secure
- Ice axe loops can also help you haul your trekking poles when not in use
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It's a tweener!
This pack has a hard time figuring out what it wants to do. Not quite big enough for a true 1-2 night trip but a little to big for a true daypack. For most people this is a great pack for carrying a few extra pounds on a day hike or really light overnighters. Im planning on using it for water heavy day hikes and 1-2 nighters. If you just take a layer, nalgene and some food this might be over kill. Do not expect to get very many sleeping bags in the compartment. I have could barely fit the Therm-a-rest Antares and I would feel comfortable saying the zippers could break. My Brooks-Range Cloak 15 fits great. The Sleeping bag compartment does have a zippered divider, but it is not completely removable. There are a few small sleeves and pockts on the main compartment. This is nice for light organization but not something that should sway you one way or the other. The trampoline back is really nice on warm days and really does make a difference. I have 2 packs with the trampoline back feature and both carry weight great. That being said, I wasn't above 30 lbs on a single trip last year. I would consider myself a practical minimalist. I have some comfort peices but very light comfort peices.
Is this bag reflective? I plan to use it...
Is this bag reflective? I plan to use it for night riding on my motorcycle.
It's not. It's sort of a silver color, so it might show up ok in headlights, but it's not actually a reflective fabric.
could an 11 year old use this as a...
could an 11 year old use this as a daypack?
As long as their torso is at least 14" long it should work fine. So basically it depends on the particular 11 year old.
My guess is that it'll be a little big for most 11-year-olds. Check what Arthur said about torso length, but the other factor is that a full 30L pack is going to be pretty heavy -- 35 or 40 pounds at the upper end -- which may be a lot for a kid that age to handle. And an empty one will be sloppy and more annoying to carry. Like Arthur said, depends on the kid.
Try the Osprey Jib. Adjustable carrying system means it can grow with the kid. 35 Liters too. Fits my smallish 10 year old no problem.
Are the waist straps removable
Are the waist straps removable
Unfortunately they are not removable, on a lighter load pack like this typically they wont have removable hip belts because they (most likely) wont be a higher tech belt because it will not be designed to hold a lot of weight. I feel for you, its so much easier when they come off! I hope this helped you out!