Jul 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm #1260731
Just received the evaluation pack heres a few pictures for those who havnt seen it yet…
Weight: 24.4ozJul 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm #1625416
Mine should be at my house when I get home. :)Jul 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm #1625423
Frameless?Jul 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm #1625427
Joe ClementBPL Member
Looks like a big Talon. Ure really needs one of thsoe, so he can make sure he's bunking with the buddy in his avatar!Jul 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm #1625429
What are the specs on that thing? What kind of frame (or not) does it sport? When is it coming out? Any links to more info? What does it replace (if anything)?
Thanks!Jul 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm #1625584Jul 2, 2010 at 3:58 am #1625619
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I think a lot of people do not know what is going on here. Osprey is working with BPL to test this new pack. They gave packs to 10 M-Life members for evaluation. No charge. However, you cannot sell the pack.
Two things going on here in my opinion. First, Osprey recognizes us fringe hikers here at BPL as a viable market. Second, it is a benefit of the M-Life membership.
Apparently BPL is trying to do more of this kind of thing for members and manufacturers.
BTW, I did not request a pack from Osprey, because I am happy with what is in my closet.Jul 2, 2010 at 4:16 am #1625623
hi, does anyone know any details of this pack? looks quite interestingJul 2, 2010 at 6:51 am #1625652
a lot like the talon, but lighter.Jul 2, 2010 at 7:06 am #1625657
Joe ClementBPL Member
I just wish they would quit sewing the hip belts on. Maybe Osprey needs to order a Mariposa Plus, or ULA Circuit.Jul 2, 2010 at 7:23 am #1625661
Why might someone choose this pack over a GG Gorilla or ULA Ohm? I do like the looks of the back panel and shoulder straps.
Will someone be posting or publishing a review?Jul 2, 2010 at 7:59 am #1625676
also: is this the only size available or will there be more? I'd prefer this one at the size of my talon .. :)Jul 2, 2010 at 8:00 am #1625677
Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
Someone might chose this over those other packs because Osprey is sold in stores, where people can try it on in person, load it up, actually see how it fits before committing to the purchase.Jul 2, 2010 at 8:13 am #1625685
>> Bender <<BPL Member
Christoph this will come in S/M and M/L just like the Talon.Jul 2, 2010 at 8:31 am #1625694
I think Bender is right on sizing.Jul 2, 2010 at 8:56 am #1625703
I mean the size in litres, like Talon 22, 33, 44… will there be smaller ones?Jul 2, 2010 at 10:11 am #1625726
Ah – had no idea. Nice.
But, as asked – is it frameless?Jul 2, 2010 at 10:46 am #1625739
Hopefully this will come out with next years line. I will be interested to see if it fits. I have a rather long torso and a lot of the fixed length packs are to short for me.Jul 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm #1625774
Does it have the adjustable yoke for torso length, like the Talon?Jul 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm #1625850
Brian HallBPL Member
I'd buy it if they made it in the 25-30L range.Jul 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm #1626074
@areichowLocale: Northern Minnesota
Looks to me that the yoke is fixed, like the Atmos/Aura, Exos, and Stratos packs. Generally rules out a pack, at least for me- still, it'd be great to see one in person.Jul 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm #1626090
Nobody You KnowMember
…tell us how much it weighs and if it has a frame or not??? Today at REI I put 30lbs in an Exos and was not impressed with the funky shoulder straps and frame thing they use.Jul 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm #1626100
Jennifer WBPL Member
@tothetrailLocale: So. Cal.
Got the Ok from Osprey to discuss the details.
Some very nice features for the weight–initial observations:
Perfectly sized for at least a five day trip, including a Bearikade Weekender with sleeping mat wrapped around it, placed vertically on top of the sleeping bag.
No frame, has a stiff foam insert.
Heavenly padded shoulder straps, perfectly shaped.
Easily removable top lid (3 oz.) and foam insert.
Nicely placed grommets/drain holes at the bottom of each section, will be nice not to have to add my own when used for canyoneering.
Interesting design for the front buckle of the hip belt. It's a 1" buckle. A larger buckle sometimes cuts into my stomach when scrambling up rocks or steep sections, so this may help with that.
Jul 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm #1626104
Nobody You KnowMember
Thank you Jennifer.Jul 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm #1626105
is this pack designed the same for women as for men? really?
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