When you're trying to get up, don't have your pack bring you down.
- The top-loading design features a floating top lid and extendable skirt so you can overfill the pack for longer climbs
- Removable three-fold EVA bivy pad works great for ultralight shelters, but can also give you a pad for gear organization, belaying, or resting on snow
- Pre-shaped, contoured back panel sheds snow and moisture and fits closely thanks to the removable frame sheet and cushy shoulder straps
- Includes a sternum strap with emergency whistle and a waist belt that stows around the front of the pack so you can use your harness
- Gear loops and ice tool loops on the waist belt hold your rack while you approach the route
- Ice tool (or axe) attachment system holds your devices securely and won't puncture your pack thanks to a gorilla grip patch
- Spindrift collar on the lid keeps contents snow-free and a rope strap secures your line during the approach and descent
- Quick-release Z-shaped compression straps condense the load for easy hauling and also provide additional gear attachment points
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A pack to live with
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Osprey packs are made for life, and this is one of the better ones. Easy to pack design, with adequate but relatively light protection. I love that this pack is frameless but can still hold 40+ pounds of gear comfortably... probably the only frameless pack I trust to do this.
Only gripe is the color, but it does camo well for stashing...
I was amazed how much gear you can pack in this pack.
love this pack for a climbing pack. highly adjustable side stratps to tightin down a small load. fits rope and rack and more. although the pad that comes out of the backrest is a pain to get out and is big enough to sit your but on
Pretty Cool indeed, not epic though.
I don't have that much time with this pack yet, but I'll described my thoughts so far...
Like the capacity, a lot but not huge. Glad I got this size instead of something in the 20-30L range I was originally thinking. It's actually fairly compact until you start expanding the filling the top of the main compartment in the collar. There is a small velcroed pocket inside the main compartment on the backside as well as on the underside of the floating-lid (complete with key leash).
Great details - waistbelt gear rings as well as their fancy biner loops - still learning to take advantage of those. Like the stowable hipbelt, I used this a lot this weekend while wearing my harness. Seems rugged where it needs to be and the materials thought out. LOVE the dual front+rear handles, great for throwing it around.
Wishlist - the removable pad is a cool idea, but unless I'm doing it wrong, it's really hard to get out. Not to mention getting it back in if you don't do it before refilling your bag. Small wish for some external small pocket and/or water bottle storage (I guess I can add a bottle pouch).
Beyond the stuff above, it has enough attachment points outside to temporarily biner stuff on while you move around the rock. The function of the main compartment is as you would expect from any top-loading floating-lid pack.
Cant Adjust Torso Length
So I have a few other Osprey packs all in size large. The other packs either have an adjustable hipbelt or adjustable shoulder straps (ie moving up and down) and because I am a thick short guy (5'10 190lbs) the larges have always worked for me. Unfortunately I didn't realize this till I got the Mutant in a large and realized that the torso was about an inch or 2 too long for me. Damn. Gonna give the medium a try, maybe i'll have good luck. If not I think I'll hop over to the Variant 37. I have the variant 52 in large for long trips, and it fits great. Holler.