I love triathlon training, but every now and then I get a little sick of doing lunges in the same stinky gym with the same stinky people. I like to get out and remind myself why I do all those lunges. So, I decided that before winter crept in, and while the canyon trees are on fire with fall colors, it was time to bag Mt. Timpanogos (elevation 11,749).
While the Sirrus 36 has enough space for a light over-nighter, it was the perfect selection for an all-day hike like Mt. Timp. Starting the hike in the dark meant that all those layers would have to be stowed away later in the day. Even with hydration, food and necessary extras already packed, there was plenty of room for my down jacket, gloves, beanie etc. when the sun found it’s way to my side of the mountain. The top pocket was great for easy access to stow my headlamp, camera and extra water bottles/snacks were easily accessed from the side mesh pockets while hiking.
While I currently have no need for the ice tool attachment, it’s certainly something that will come in handy for ice-climbing season in the near future (pray for snow). Until then, it’s always handy to have extra loops. This pack, however, does not feature a crampon specific pocket with reinforced materials, so keep that in mind if your looking for something specific to ice-climbing.