– Featuring Variant 37 – September 24, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco Safety Notices – Featuring Variant 37 – September 24, 2014

My old climbing pack finally retired this year… This summer I started looking around for a pack that would be good throughout the year – on ice, rock, or light mountaineering. While there are a lot of good packs out there, (and I tried out many of them) my enthusiastic top choice was the Variant 37 by Osprey.

Weighing in at 3lbs, 8 oz. (for the large) it can comfortably haul loads up to 45 lbs.

Features I especially like about this pack:

  • The EVA foam expedition hipbelt and shoulder straps are incredibly comfortable.
  • The ErgoPull hipbelt closure adjusts quickly and easily.
  • I hauled a 40 lb. load up a steep approach and was impressed how comfortable the pack was.
  • If I ever want to go ultralight, the pack easily strips down to just 2 lbs…

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