All it takes is one look to know that Osprey poured a ton of thought and development into the the Osprey Variant 37 Backpack. My experiences with the Variant 37 this summer were great and I’m looking forward to a full winter of using it. Oh yeah, Osprey sent it to me to test and review a some Oregon summer ski mountaineering trips.
Osprey Variant 37 Backpack Features
Material: Matrix (420D nylon), Cordura (315D)
Support/Suspension: HDPE frame sheet
Removeable waist belt
Climbing Gear Loops: 2
Ice Axe Loops: 2
Adjustable tool bungees
Crampon compression pocket
Glove friendly buckles
Three-point haul system
Weight: (small) 3 lb 4 oz, (medium) 3 lb 6 oz, (large) 3 lb 9 oz
Volume: (small) 2075 cu in, (medium) 2258 cu in, (large) 2441 cu in
Osprey Variant 37 Backpack Review
Out of the box I was stoked when I put the Osprey Variant 37 Backpack on for the first time and it fit me perfectly. I’m not that tall but I’ve had problems in the past with finding packs that fit.
The Variant is jam packed with the features you want and a none of stuff you don’t care about. The main compartment is big and open. The hydration sleeve is easy to access when empty and an easily fit a 100 oz resevoir. The top compression strap doubles as a rope strap. The extendable lid moves as your loads expands or shrinks. A spindrift collar rolls up under the lid but can unrolled to keep snow o...Read more...
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