Deuter City light...............work
OMM Classic 32..................days out.
Black Diamond Instinct 28..................overnighters
Golite Jam (framed)................proper stuff.
Lowe Kantega 2, big expedition rucksack for particularly heavy and/or bulky loads
Macpac Ascent, smaller expedition sack for smaller jobs than the Kantega and/or where it'slikely to be particularly rough. Also, compressed a bit as a winter day bag when I've got The Kitchen Sink along, or to take full sets of climbing gear.
Macpac Pursuit, generally what Roos uses where I'll use the Ascent but I might steal it as a big daypac when out with the kids without her.
Lowe Contour Mountain 40, winter daypack, especially when skiing with steel edges
Lowe Contour Marathon 35, winter daysack for track skiing, general purpose daysack if I want slightly more volume or weight than...
Kimmlite (now OMM) Classic Marathon 32, general purpose daysack but also on those rare occasions I'm out for a run and need more than a bumbag. (We'll take one of the MM sacks each on a typicalday walk).
Lowe Mesa Runner bumbag, for light walk or ski loads
Lowe bumbag with water-bottle notch, for lighter and more active jobs than the Mesa
Eagle Creek Quirk, in-flight travel bag, big enough for a weekend away without having to check bags in and laptop-friendly.
Karrimor 15 litre daybag used when it's all that's needed for a small job. Something like around of snacks and spare jackets for a dander through the woods with the kids.
Roos might use any of those except the big Lowe (she'll shorten the backs on the Macs from where I like them), and in addition may use a Gregory Z55 as a backpacking sack (I won it in an OM competition but its purgatory on my back, but works very well for her: just goes to showthere's no guarantee of a perfect fit)
Deuter Air Contact 50+10 SL for winter backpacking
Deuter ACT Lite 35 + 10 SL for summer backpacking
Lightwave Fastpack 40 for walks when winter kit needed, and for SARDA bodying in winter
Osprey Mutant 38 for S&R stuff
Osprey Sirrus 36 day walks with lots of kit
Osprey Aura 35 for SARDA bodying in summer
Osprey Talon 22 my go-to bag for day walks at any time of year
Bit of an Osprey theme there...
Lowe Alpine Fitzroy - c65L (modified to floating lid) adjustable back, single compartment sac, optional side pockets - winter backpacking.
Aiguille Verte - as above, same spec, design. Bought to give the above 27 year old Fitzroy a rest for tent/hole based ski-touring & other big loads
Berghaus Cyclops Serac - late 70's - backpacking nostalgia trips
OMM Villain - 45L - spring to autumn backpacking, xc skiing, winter daysac
Lowe Alpine Contour - 30L? - general travel (non-hill) use - cabin luggage
Lowe Alpine Travelkinni II - convertable rucsac/holdall - general long haul travel
Karimor KIMM sac - 30L? - 2 day mountain marathons once upon a time - summer day sac.
Gregory Z55 - other half's backpacking sac
Lowe Alpine Lightflite 28 - our 10 year olds daysac & backpack
Amy Spencer 2 wrote (see)
Whats SARDA bodying?!
Berghaus 24/7 - work
Lowe Alpine Walkabout 25 - day walks
East German 1960's steel framed Bergan - day walks
2 army issue side pouches 20L and yoke - day walks
Osprey Talon 44 - any overnight/multi day walks
Alpkit Gourdon 30 - waking in humid/rainy climates
Lowe Alpine Walkabout Air 35 - S.O. Day and multi day hikes
Karrimor Annapurna 2 (1978) - multi day
Lowe Alpine Appalacian 60 + 15 multi day
Yes, the 60's Bregan was from my cub days but has been used this last winter just for fun.
The Annapurna I took on a North Wales multi-day in 1978 and then hitching to the Middle East in 1981
I was in the hills last week so didn't see your earlier e-mail. I use a ULA Circuit which is the right size for my gear but the real plus is the number of cinching points to achieve, or amend, a good load carry i.e front and rear of the hip belt, load lifters on the shoulder straps, the chest strap. It also holds a bear barrel horizontally.
I use the Circuit for multi day/week trips, I also have a semi retired Go-lite Breeze a and Karrimor Ridge 25ltr daypack. I also have a skinnier Tesco day pack which I use when skiing.
You other guys and gals certainly got some packs.
Deuter ACT Lite 40 + 10 for week-long trips
Deuter Futura 28 for day hikes / overnights
Used to use a Gelert Summit 35L for day hikes but it's been replaced by the smaller Deuter
Aldi own brand 8 litre sack and hydration unit - really hot days when I'm carrying nothing but lunch and water
Also own a Lowe Alpine Frontier 65 + 15 but that'll never see the light of day again - I won't be carrying enough to justify it!
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