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Peter

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #30 on: 21:24:40, 10/07/17 »
Some rucksack manufacturers are obsessed with making their sacks lighter and lighter, almost to the point where they're little more than bin-liners with webbing straps.
Don't fall into the trap of sacrificing the support of a good harness which will ultimately be more comfortable, in favour of saving a few grams.


I seem to recall you had a waterproof day sack? If I push memory maybe OMM? How is that working out?
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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #31 on: 15:33:15, 11/07/17 »
The great thing about the exos is it's so light, but doesn't compromise on features  8)
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The ultrahike is 1.225kg on ultralightweigt outdoors

Having re read my post I must apologise. I actually use the Wildtrek 60ltr which is 3.2lbs. At the turn of the year I had tried an Osprey Aether 60ltr and not the Exos. The Aether according to advertising is 4 lbs 7oz and this years model over 5lbs and actually feels a lot heavier than the Wildtrek. Again apologies.
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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #32 on: 16:01:27, 11/07/17 »
Having re read my post I must apologise. I actually use the Wildtrek 60ltr which is 3.2lbs. At the turn of the year I had tried an Osprey Aether 60ltr and not the Exos. The Aether according to advertising is 4 lbs 7oz and this years model over 5lbs and actually feels a lot heavier than the Wildtrek. Again apologies.
No apology necessary  8)
I am however, becoming increasingly reluctant to post on this forum, with some of the smart [censored] posting derogatory and deliberately flaming comments it's like being back in the playground at school
Why can't everyone just accept their different opinions and get along with each other :-\

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #33 on: 18:09:37, 11/07/17 »

I seem to recall you had a waterproof day sack? If I push memory maybe OMM? How is that working out?


Peter, I have an Exped Mountain Pro 40L which is waterproof. It's a bit on the big side for day walks, but coincidentally, I am using right now on a three-day circular walk in the Lakes!
I'm not sure this sack is available in the UK, it should be, it's brilliant.

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #34 on: 19:40:36, 11/07/17 »
The Aether according to advertising is 4 lbs 7oz and this years model over 5lbs and actually feels a lot heavier than the Wildtrek

But what is the weight difference in pairs of socks?  ;)
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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #35 on: 20:30:06, 11/07/17 »
Or even half pairs  :D
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« Reply #36 on: 22:05:12, 11/07/17 »
But what is the weight difference in pairs of socks?  ;)

Winter or summer socks? could be crucial! ;)

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #37 on: 23:38:17, 11/07/17 »
Winter or summer socks? could be crucial! ;)
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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #38 on: 12:44:17, 12/07/17 »
No apology necessary  8)
I am however, becoming increasingly reluctant to post on this forum, with some of the smart [censored] posting derogatory and deliberately flaming comments it's like being back in the playground at school
Why can't everyone just accept their different opinions and get along with each other :-\

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #39 on: 19:51:10, 12/07/17 »
I'd suggest not taking the advice a bunch of Forum warriors but to instead go to a store with a big range and see whats available, try on a few, inspect them all in detail and then make an informed decision on what you see. ..oh.
The OP asked for advice and members like Beefy are giving their advice based on real usage for what the rucksacks are intended. By all means go to somewhere like GoOutdoors and try the range but they aren't going to let you load the sack to capacity and do a 10 mile trip. Members experiences help you make that informed decision.
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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #40 on: 14:50:49, 17/07/17 »
I've always used Lowe Alpine sacks, as I find them very comfortable and good at transferring the weight. They are maybe not light by "ultra light" measures, but are by no means heavy and the comfort and stability makes them feel less than that real weight (if you get my meaning)!


Pricewise, they'd just about fit your criteria - maybe a bit over, but you might find one discounted or on e-bay or whatever. Have a look at this one for starters:


https://lowealpine.com/uk/eclipse-45-55-5


Check their site for options and sizes/weights first, and see what you find. I'd definitely be looking at them for options around 45-55L if I were upgrading to a bigger bag - which I may be doing soon![size=78%] [/size] O0 [size=78%] [/size]

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Re: Rucksack Recommendations Please
« Reply #41 on: 22:06:50, 21/07/17 »
Some rucksack manufacturers are obsessed with making their sacks lighter and lighter, almost to the point where they're little more than bin-liners with webbing straps.
Don't fall into the trap of sacrificing the support of a good harness which will ultimately be more comfortable, in favour of saving a few grams.


There are some where this is the case, and for the use case they are intended for that's fine. If your a SUL thru hiker with down quilt, a poncho tarp, and next to nothing else, if you're base weight is <2.5kg, why not use a very light weight simple backpack?


My Exped Lightning 60l Pack weighs in at about 1.1kg with it's extra pocket on the front. It's basically a dry bag, with two mesh side pockets, and a really good suspension system. I don't need anything more, and half the time I struggle to fill it. I've used it for a few trips and It really is the most comfortable pack I've ever used. I kinda wish they did a 30L version.


My current day pack I'm testing is 360g for a 15l pack. I think I can actually get everything I need for an over night in it. Will be testing that this week...


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