Jordan B wrote a review of Osprey Packs Volt 75 Backpack - 4,577cu in on April 7, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Yeah you heard me... er... read that! Osprey is awesome--Awesprey. I have been mulling over travel packs for literally a year or so, reading countless reviews and watching countless video walk through's. With the cost upwards of $150 for any week long pack I felt I had to be well informed before a purchase. Let me begin with my initial impressions.
Sleeping bag compartment is spacious, there is a fabric divider that isn't sewn into the inside of the pack 100% (however that doesn't mean it's fragile). I have a Columbia reactor 35 and it fits fine in it's compression sack with lots of space, so when I pack it out of the sack when I travel I know it will fit.
The interior is approximately the size of a 5 gallon water jug, 2 of them. That would be the best explanation I can think of for a newby like me.
the top strap on (ha) pocket is surprisingly large, I would say you could fit like.... 2 pairs of folded jeans in it. Like.... 20 bags of doritos in it. like.... a jet boil, pillow, rain shell, tool kit, and whole bunches of stuff in it. Seriously though it's large.
2 daisy chains and water bottle pockets adorn each side in a symmetry that rivals a perfect square.
Water bottle pouches could easily swallow a 32 ounce nalgene.
Attachments for crampons or the daylight pack.
Compression straps are EVERYWHERE on this thing, I'm not worried about that at all.
Suspension system is comfortable, hip belt and every other strap cinches down smoothly to pull the pack as close as possible.
Bottom line--I'd buy it again (but I don't have to with my life time warranty), and you should buy it too.
My plans are for the Fjallraven classic next year, Denali this summer, and Canada this fall. I'm confident it will work perfectly.