OutsideOnline.com: Winter Buyer’s Guide – Featuring Mutant 38 – October 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
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OutsideOnline.com: Winter Buyer’s Guide – Featuring Mutant 38 – October 2014

At first glance, the 38-liter Mutant ($160) (it’s also available in a 28-liter version, pictured) looks like a bare-bones pack. There’s no side access to the main compartment and few obvious bells and whistles. But dig a little deeper and a bunch of vertically inspired features appear, like the zigzag webbing that pulls double-duty as both compression and ski-carry straps. With adjustment points in three spots, “it’s quick to open, close, and fine-tune,” said our most experienced tester, a mountain guide in British Columbia. It also downsizes nicely for shorter missions…

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