Help needed in finding me a pack
I think the Osprey Stratos 26 ticks most of the boxes, apart from maybe the lack of a front stash pouch. Other than that you might struggle to get all the features you're after in a small capacity sack, which often tend to be pretty simple to save weight.
Loose the 'air mesh' and get a MacPac
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
I haven't got one, but how about something from GoLite - perhaps the VO2. Plenty of nice practical day walking features - bottle/map pockets, mesh back, adjustable, belt pockets, compression/stowage straps, back pocket.
My own favourite is a Macpac Amp Race 25, but you'll probably reject it on the grounds of weight. It carries superbly and works extremely well. Not easy to get though. An OMM whatever would be a worthy runner up.
Parky Again wrote (see)
the omm 32l has virtually none of the features you want and is a great bag.
mick dray wrote (see)
It does have a air mesh back but not with a big gap like some, BUT i did sell it and went back to using the OMM 32
look at gregory packs - z35 or z25 for example. they tend to have a gap. with none of that nasty hot mesh getting in the way. my mate has the z35 and the angel the z25. both excellent packs. how much of mesh is actually no mesh? is there more air space on a back with proper air circulation channels in it? the omm 32 is a great summer day pack. i will be using mine tomorrow. nice and light. the back isn't as sweaty as it may look (replacing the back foam with a bit of ridgerest ensured that even more). tough little bugger too - way more robust than it looks. comfy carry. have i mentioned the omm 32? how about the omm 25 instead?
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