Nov 12, 2013 at 10:37 am #1309753
I'm looking for a pack that I can use for winter day trips and general overnight trips – thinking around 30-40 L capacity.
– Ideally, something sub 1 lb
– Sternum strap
– Removeable or simple webbing waist strap
– Dyneema fabric (or something of comparable weight/strength)
– Simple design
– Cheap as possible
Models that I'm interested in:
MLD Burn – size Large
Six Moon Designs Feather – size Medium
Let me know what you have.
Thanks!Nov 13, 2013 at 5:31 am #2044002
Still looking for the right pack.Nov 13, 2013 at 8:19 am #2044054
you hike or what your needs are, but I use an older model Osprey Stratos 40 and have hiked a number of winter ADK peaks with that – the old ones were amazing, not too heavy, and had those wing flaps which tie up your snowshoes really securely. If you can find one of those, it'd be a bomber pack for winter.
As you can see – my hiking mates seem to agree – that's nine Osprey's out of ten hikers that dayNov 14, 2013 at 7:38 am #2044426
Hey Scott, those packs look nice, but I've gotten bit by the simple and light bug and have come to prefer the basic ruc design with a simple webbing belt (or no belt). I do day hikes 95% of the time (just an occasional over-nighter) and don't carry a ton of weight.Nov 14, 2013 at 8:46 am #2044461
Will ElliottBPL Member
@elliott-willLocale: Juneau, AK
You might call/email Cold Cold World world and ask for the Ozone pack to be made with a lighter material. It has an venerable alpine climbing pedigree and with the addition of two gear straps wrapped around the pack (no mods necessary), will carry snowshoes, snowboards, foam pad, etc. Crampons go under the lid and your axe fits between the back panel and your shoulder blades, as in the old days. Ice tools go inside with picks protruding on either side of the lid. It can be customized with daisy chains or whatever for lashing things on but I think it's perfect as is. Way simpler than the packs mentioned here, and amazingly, cheaper, too, despite being handmade in the US, but behind that simplicity is the utmost in refinement for day trips and overnights in the mountains or winter.Nov 14, 2013 at 8:54 am #2044470
Funny, my dream winter pack is the Cold Cold World Chernobyl – it's not the lightest pack, but I hike with a couple of friends who have it, and it's amazing. Carries a lot, and carries well, and is tough as they come!Nov 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm #2044671
That Ozone might be the ticket. A little heavier than I'd like, but reasonable considering the material. Thanks for the suggestion!
Anyone have one for sale?Nov 15, 2013 at 1:35 am #2044779
In all my years of hiking in the north country and being a gear head, I have only ever seen one CCW pack for sale….from the folks I know who have them they'll never give them up.Nov 15, 2013 at 5:42 am #2044793
Hehe, well I guess that means that they are worthy packs!Nov 15, 2013 at 6:40 am #2044805
Joe GeibBPL Member
@joegeibLocale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Osprey Stratos 40 sure does look like a bomber winter pack. back straps and bottle pockets. Too bad you really can't get them any more.
My current selection is the Osprey Kode 30. Only thing it lacks is the bottle pockets.
Other selections include the REI Fall Line and Side Country.
EDIT: They're currently on sale at REI.
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