Venture vultures? Surely those would be keen to actually make a profit rather than someone who suffers trading losses and desperately tried to keep a niche shop open because they believe in the products?
Osprey - can't see why ppl like them. Claim to be lightweight but not. Too much going on. The airspace style of sack like the 50l atmos is not a good pack I've been told. In fact a friend reckoned they got nowhere near 50l of kit in it, the curve at the back takes out a lot of capacity I got told. My mate got more into an OMM 32l sack!
Can't agree with that at all. See more talon 33's than any other sack on the hills. They are light! Too much going on ? Pick a simpler sack then, like the mutant or variant.
The original atmos sacks did lose a bit of capacity due to the airspace system,but were still good sacks. The atmos has been redesigned twice since the original model. Sorry, I do like them and I don't put much store in what someone's mate says.
Montane used to be a favourite but they messed up their fit for me a good few years ago. They just fitted me so well then I bought another of the same model of softshell and it didn't fit me properly.
Yeh, I've had this problem too, except I just accepted I'd got fatter.