Mar 2, 2012 at 4:58 am #1286490
Found this deal and thought it was a typo…..listed as closeout, but I have a large hornet 46 sitting here…. havent had time to try it out yet, but what a great deal!!!
Large measures roughly 20 inches from where the shoulder straps attach to the pack to the bottom of the frame sheet.
SandyMar 2, 2012 at 6:08 am #1847751
Katharina LångstrumpBPL Member
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
I really like this pack. I can fit all my luxury winter/ snow gear in it and it seems like there is room for more. If you can find the right size, this is a great little pack.Mar 2, 2012 at 6:26 am #1847757
I really have my heart set on the Exos 46, should I consider this one instead?Mar 2, 2012 at 6:29 am #1847761
Travis LeannaBPL Member
The Exos will have more support as it has a frame. I liked my Exos 58, but as my kit evolved, I didn't need all that volume anymore. I highly suggest going to someplace like REI and trying them on with your expected weights for a few hours.Mar 2, 2012 at 6:39 am #1847763
It is cheaper at DoG and its not the 2012 model, and there are not three sizes, so no idea how prolite.com is doing medium, do they ship you s/m, or m/l?
but like I said, its cheaper on Department of Goods, plus you can use Mr rebates cashback, total price about $91 with 40% off and rebate.Mar 2, 2012 at 7:53 am #1847796
The 2011's s/m m/l thing is why I had moved away from this pack, according to the reviews it's just not big enough for me. Looks like I'm back on the hunt for an Exos 46. Of course I should go try it out first as suggested.Mar 2, 2012 at 10:53 am #1847882
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Bobby, the original Hornet was considered too small by most users, even people with short torsos. Probably due to Osprey not accounting for torso collapse with a frameless pack when fully loaded.
In 2012 they redesigned the lengths and created 3 sizes instead of the older 2 hybrid sizes. So the 2012s have been received much better.
Prolite may have a communication error and is accidentally selling the new model as the old (seems likely) or they're trying to clear inventory and going to stop carrying the Hornet due to low sales (also likely since the 2011s were a flop). Either way, the price is cheap and we have confirmation that someone actually received a Large and not a M/L indicating these are the new models.Mar 2, 2012 at 11:54 am #1847909
Sandy, is there any difference between the 2011 and 2012 models? I was hoping Osprey might add a bit more padding to the hipbelt and harness.Mar 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm #1848077
I dont see any padding on the hipbelt, but the harness (shoulder straps) seem adequate. I, too, wish there was more padding on the belt, but will see how it works.
sandyMar 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm #1848081
Mike MBPL Member
looks like small and medium left, larges are sadly goneMar 4, 2012 at 11:57 am #1848584
Mine may be for sale as looks like I have too much gear to feasibly use it on the PCT. Or, maybe Ill send it back.
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