A lightweight outdoor pack with a multi-tasking personality.
Like magic, the Marmot Kompressor Backpack stuffs inside its own lid for easy storage. You can toss this ten-ounce daypack inside your expedition-sized backpacking bag or stash it inside your luggage for easy traveling. Ultralight nylon material, air mesh straps, and a removable backpanel give the Kompressor its fast-and-light capabilities, while features like a hydration sleeve, light clip, and ice axe attachment point extend its capabilities in the wild. At the core of its design, the Kompressor Backpack is exactly what you need, and nothing more.
- Airmesh shoulder straps are lightweight, breathable, and durable
- Removable foam back panel provides support for moderately sized loads
- Top access makes loading and unloading easy
- Nylon ripstop shell material is tough, lightweight, and it dries quickly
- Hydration-compatible sleeve makes it easy to use your favorite water reservoir with this pack (reservoir not included)
- External compression strap runs the full length of the pack
- Other features include a single ice axe attachment point, a daisy chain, light clip attachment point, and sternum strap
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Excellent Backpacking Day Pack
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
As the name suggests, this thing compresses down nice and small, but for backpacking it also works great as a stuff sack to keep your gear organized. Very minimal, but there is a pocket inside for a hydration bladder and a spacious zippered top pouch. Rolls up to the diameter of a tall boy and maybe a little bit longer. Weighs next to nothing.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I must have the previous model because mine looks different. I use this as a summit pack, stuff sack, and travel bag. Great to use as a "personal item" for flying and travel. I usually stuff my book, snacks, ipod, and sweatshirt in it with plenty of room to spare. For climbing I use it as a stuff sack for my sleeping bag, air pad, and extra clothes on the approach, then a summit pack for summit day. Mine has a clip for attaching a hydration bladder and the Ice ax attachment is simple yet works well. The small pad that comes with works great for a sit pad or to provide a little comfort against a pack full of gear. After much use it shows a few punctures and abrasions but nothing major. My scale says 8oz without pad and sternum strap.
I wanted a compact backpack that I could stash in a pocket of my everyday laptop messenger bag. This does the trick perfectly. It's just one perfectly sized big-compartment day-pack, with a small top zipper pouch. I keep some extended day items in the zipper pouch and can access them even when I have this Kompressor folded up inside my messenger bag pocket. Also when not in use, I use it's removable foam back panel to further reinforce my laptop bag. In my day-to-day travels in NYC, my laptop messenger bag goes with me everywhere, and now I can expand this Kompressor on those long days when I've acquired extra stuff to carry.
It definitely takes up some space, but it's proved itself a worthy item to carry on those long out-and-about days in NYC (where you don't have a car to stash stuff throughout the day!)
Also, it proved itself as a useful clothing/day-pack for a recent backpacking trip. During that trip, I thought a side pouch, ala the Kompressor Plus would have been nice.. but, compact and compressible is most important, and this does just that.