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A backpack for winter and alpine environments.

Osprey developed the Variant 37 Backpack with features any winter climber will appreciate. With crampon and wand pockets, ice tool holsters, and a three-point haul system, this pack begs to climb frozen waterfalls and glacier-covered peaks. The Opsrey Variant has a removable frame sheet and hip-belt for easier climbing or when you want to reduce overall weight. A removable top pocket with spindrift collar lets you streamline still further for missions that gram-ditching zeal.
  • Removable HDPE frame sheet provides lightweight rigidity to help transfer the load to your hips
  • Thermoformed contoured backpanel provides cushioning and is shaped to better encourage air flow
  • Contoured hip-belt curves around and pads your hips to ensure your load rests where it should; reverse-wrap ErgoPull closure makes cinching down belt easy
  • Padded shoulder straps ergonomically shaped for chafe-free performance and pressure-reducing comfort
  • Removable top lid lets you ditch extra weight for summit bids and fast-packing
  • Unique side compression straps are low-profile and let you adjust the pack's volume to fit different load sizes
  • Glove-friendly buckles improve ease of use
  • Under-lid rope compression strap holds your rope in place during mellow pitches or bootpacks
  • Dual ice-tool loops and keep your vertical gear on lockdown until it's needed
  • Dual ski loops hug your planks while you earn your turns; dedicated probe pocket keeps Ol' Probey ready for action
  • Crampon compression pocket tames your claws when they're not in use
  • Climbing loops on waistbelt provide more room for your rack
  • Reflective detailing helps keep you visible in low-light situations
  • Optimal for 25-35 pounds of gear

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5 5

For all my gear.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great pack for all my climbing gear. carries everything including an axe when I'm camping. Highly visible color, great amount of storage, and carries well. Highly recommend.

4 5

I like it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like this bag a lot, it has everything I need. My only qualm is that it has a single metal spine down the middle for support. The 53 pack has a rectangular frame. Having just the spine means the shoulder straps bend the back plate where they are connected.

Seems like a great pack, but is there any...

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Seems like a great pack, but is there any dedicated place to put the helmet and the avy showel?

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No dedicated spot for the avy gear. But there is plenty of room inside for the shovel and probe....snow saw. You can fit the helmet under the top latch.

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There is several options for avy gear.
The front pocket can hold shovel blade
Internal pocket can hold saw, probe and handle.
Helmet can fit easily under the lid.
The problem with placing avy gear inside was that it was difficult to get out when its packed.
I love this pack but its not ideal for a strictly skiing backcountry trip.
Take a look at the BD anarchist, BD revelation, osprey kode 38, mammut powder guide

Variant 37 at Tateyama(Japan)

Variant 37 at Tateyama(Japan)

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I go toward to the top of Mt.Oyama(3003m).

5 5

Sweet Bag

Has more room than it looks, I use it from hiking to carrying all my kit on the crag. I wouldn't climb with this pack as its a little too large for me to have on my back whilst climbing. Its really comfortable for long hikes and the weight from all your kit does not hinder you with this pack. I love it.

5 5

Great pack

Not a lot new to say, other reviewers covered it well, but this pack is perfect for me. Long alpine routes, touring, cragging, whatever I'm doing this is my go-to pack. Although it was holding up well after a year of hard use, I destroyed it in a fall in RMNP. The pack actually absorbed a lot of the force and probably saved me from serious injury. Osprey's warranty is amazing and they replaced it, no problem. Nothing but good things to say about the pack and Osprey's customer service.

Loaded for a climb at Crystal Mountain

Loaded for a climb at Crystal Mountain

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"you carry the rope, cause I carry the knowledge"

I'm curious about the ski carry straps:...

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I'm curious about the ski carry straps: can they fit 130mm wide?
I'm looking for a pack that I can use splitboarding and climbing. I don't want anything too large, but perhaps the 57L would suit me as well.

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Absolutely. There should be little to no issue carrying anything around 130mm...

Can you get a snowboard onto this pack ?

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Can you get a snowboard onto this pack ?

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No... unless you just get some external straps of your own and strap it on there...

5 5

Great pack

I love this pack. i am 6'0" 180lbs and the medium fits me perfect, you can get a really good custom fit with this pack. i use it mostly for vertical adventurers. its perfect for a weekend trip to hold your clothes and gear with room left over. i would recommend this to anyone who needs a pack for the weekend adventures.

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