Adam Watts wrote a review of Marmot Kompressor Verve 32 Daypack - 1953cu in on September 16, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
How it Fits:
Considering I ordered this pack online without every trying it on, I got extremely lucky! The Kompressor Verve 32 happens to be one of the best fitting packs I've tried on. For size reference, I'm 5'10" 160lbs, 33 waist, and 19 1/2 torso length. What I really like the most about the Kompressor Verve 32 is the lower back support. I feel a lot of packs neglect or put not enough support in that area. The lumbar support becomes even more important when you stuff this minimalist 2lb pack full for an overnight trip. I also really dig the hip belt because not only is the foam super comfortable but the foam is flexible and wraps around your iliac crest, making it very form fitting along the waist.
The Marmot Kompressor Verve 32 is an outstanding backpack that brims with limitless possibilities: everything from easy day hikes, fast overnighters, and long peak-bagging days in the mountains. Marmot has put together one of the most comfortable and sleek looking extended day packs I have ever used. The real question is what color do you want and where is the larger version for fast multi-day backpacking?
Incredibly light weight backpack
Suspension Frame and lumbar support is unbelievably comfortable and breathable
Decked out with features: hip pockets on belt, UL Tool/Trekking Pole attachments.
Huge Zipper opening allowing easy access and packing
Stretchy External stash pocket for easy layering
Tinny hydration port for hoses
Price is a little steep at $149
Inside of the pack scratches easily (my eyes are on you pokey freeze dried meals)
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