Alan T.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Variant 52L Backpack on December 24, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had this pack for a few years now and it is my do it all backpack. I use it for ski touring in the winter, lugging climbing gear around in the summer and also use it on backpacking trips. The outer crampon pocket is very useful and easy to access. The best thing about this pack is that it doesn't feel big and bulky when you only have a few things in it unlike other backpacking backpacks. The ski carry straps are also super burly and will fit pretty big skis.