I'm new on the forum here, so hello to everyone.
I have a question about the omm jirishanca 35rl.
I have a torso lenght of about 17.5, 18 inches and would like to know if the jiri35rl would fit me. I also would like to know if the stated 35 litres is the main sack or is it the total with lid, hip-belt pockets and side pockets. I sent a mail to omm about 10 days ago but still haven't heard from them
Hi George, welcome to OM.
Can't answer your question but can beat Trevor to welcoming you!
Can't answer your questions, but try emailing their distributors at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. They were really helpful when I was buying a Jirishanca a couple of years ago.
I contacted betaclimbing. Quote : I would like to what torso size the jirishanka 35 rl is made for. I want a rucksack that puts the weight mainly on the hips instead of the shoulders. My torso size is around 17.5 to 18 inches.
They contacted omm i guess and i received a mail from Mike Parsons. Quote : Hi Georgethis pack is not correct for you, its not a hiploader, its short climbing pack.
No i have to start looking all over again
While that's true George, loads of folks have Jiris and don't use them as climbing packs. The same goes for Pod and Crux packs too.
I manage to get most of the weight in mine onto the hips without any problems.
You may be ok with one. My back length is about 19" (I think. Pretty hard to measure on your own)
If you really want to try one, and they are a great pack, order one online and send it back if it's not right. It'll cost you the return postage, but that's not going to a lot.
>>> I want a rucksack that puts the weight mainly on the hips instead of the shoulders.
If that's top priority for you, I think that does rule out the Jiri. You're going to need something with some sort of a frame, which the Jiri doesn't have. There is no stiffness in it at all. With careful packing it's true that you can get a lot of the weight onto your hips, but it's always going to be a bit dependent on what you're carrying, and the hip belt really isn't designed to support a lot of weight.
I love mine. Use it for fairly minimal backpacking and can get a weekend's worth of gear in/on it.
Then it may be a better idea to go for the jiri 35 rl msc, which comes with the duomat (forming some kind of structure to the rucksack) ?
I've also been checking out the deuter speed-lite 30, which comes with a kind of lightweight frame.
some interesting stuff here George, and if you don't find what you're looking for then I'm sure Pete will welcome any questions by emailing him.
(what he doesn't know about OMM sacks isn't worth knowing)
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