Gotta be able to carry maybe 25kg, so the real gram cutters are out. Floating lid required!!!
My choice for such loads (wave's Union Flag - made in UK)
Aiguille I use the Verte with their huge optional side pockets if needed
Kelvin wrote (see)
.... I'm on the lookout for a decent, light-ish and large sack for the next hols. Gotta be able to carry maybe 25kg, so the real gram cutters are out. Floating lid required!!!
PODsacs were always my choice for loads. 20 years ago I got one of their 70+ litre beasts with a parallux harness and basically if you could lift it onto your shoulders then it would carry comfortably. Kit has shrunk though and for the last few years a 53 litre POD Black Ice has been sufficient - I've carried over 20kg in it when necessary. I always wanted to get their massive XPODition pack but these days I don't think I'd have a use for it.
What counts as large, Kelvin? For a pack that's light-ish but pretty capable it might be worth a look at the Lowe Alpine Zepton 50 or Nanon 50:60. I got a Zepton last year and like it a lot - dyneema fabric, good suspension, floating lid. Lowe say 10-15kg load but I've had 17.5kg in mine and it wasn't struggling at that.
Extra winter gear:-
warmer sleeping bag,warmer spare base layer, heavier waterproof, tuffbags, buffalo mitts, balaclava, buff, prism pants, extra primaloft jacket, delta mug, bigger headtorch, extra floor mat. Thats 2.2 kgs extra.
Bedouin wrote (see)
Bloody hell those two bananas you couldn't fit inside the rucksack are massive !
Kelvin - Golite Quest?
a bargain in the sale if you could get Someone (Irish?) to send you one back over
yeah - not really a tuff climbing pack. and agree the big pocket is a bit OTT - the only thing which I don't really like about it.
Problem is you probably won't get the decent capacity (or stretch)side pockets or hipbelt ones with one of those.
I'd like to see the Aiguille harnesses before buying.
Didn't like the crux hipbelt when I had a carry of one.
How big and how heavy Kelvin?
Are you looking a LWish one, or heavier 'near bomb proof' sack.
I'd think, MHOO, if your carrying rope and rack, etc. LW may not be the best, to little support.
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