A lighter multi-day pack for thru-hiking...
After much searching and weighing of options I decided on the Osprey Volt 75 pack. I like this bag as it is a fairly basic design and foregoes many of the redundant features and unnecessary weight of other packs of this size and capacity.
Osprey once again
|Jon wearing the Atmos 50 AG on the way back from Carrington Hut, Feb 2018|
My other Osprey pack is the Atmos 50 AG I posted about a couple of weeks ago. The Volt and the Atmos are good gear...both were brought in the Bivouac end of summer sale!
The Osprey Volt 75
|Osprey Volt 75 in use, image from YouTube|
One cool feature is the integrate safety whistle built into the sternum strap.
|Osprey Volt75: details of the harness set up, note the integrated whistle |
|The Sea to Summit ultra sil-nylon pack|
|Osprey Volt75: more detail of the harness and back panel |
|Osprey Volt75: side view showing mesh side pockets, harness setup|
Here is a great review of the Volt 75 on the US based Sectionhiker website.
|Osprey Volt75: side profile, note pockets and compression straps|
Here are some specifications;
Weight: 1.72 kgs
Capacity: 75 litres
Material:210D Nylon, poly coating inside
Harness: Size specific (S/M/L)
Price: $254 NZ dollars on sale
Colour choices: Graphite and Carmine Red/Graphite
The Volt 75l in action...
The pack was comfortable to carry even loaded down with my stuff and 3 kgs of extra gear DOC needed transported to the hut. The harness was easy to adjust and overall I was really impressed with the bag.
|Georgia sitting next to the Volt 75 on the way to Packhorse Hut|
Georgia said it looked cool, so that is all the praise you need really.....!!!!
|The Volt 75 on the way to Speargrass Hut, March 2018|
|The Volt 75 and Pole, trekking, expedient, wood, Series II in the Travers Valley 2018|
The pack performed well on my Travers-Sabine Circuit Tramp. It is easy to use and adjust, fits well and was super comfortable to carry. Highly recommended.