Been searching for a new pack for a while! I've tried on a bunch, but just haven't found one that really feels good.
The main thing I'm after is a hip belt that sits on my hips, which is probably a little lower than standard as I'm tall-ish (6'2"), and not on my stomach/bellybutton area which feels grim, especially with that extra covid weight!
Want to use it for all-round single and multi-day cragging/tradding/wintering.
Any suggestions much appeciated.
Best to look at hiking models. That is still a size you climb with, so the hip belt needs to provide Access to your harness and gearloops.
Summiteer have a 40l pack that comes in a long back size.
I've got nothing to do with them and have never even seen one of their bags in the flesh (cordura??) let alone tried one on, but I like the cut of their jib and I think supporting small manufacturers like this is A Good Thing.
Hi, I've got an Ortovox Peak 35 L. It sounds like it would be perfect for you. I am selling it as the back length is too long for me as I'm only 5"7. Ortovox's pscks defiently have a taller deign about them.
It also has a circumfernetal zipper whihc allows for access of geat rhough out the pack making it really handy.
If you're intrested in the bag drop me a message. I can do you a great deal on it. It's in great conditions as I haven't used it much/
I have a osprey mutant 38 lge back size , used once for half a day green colour. I’m 6’2 and it fits perfectly. Pics on request.
I'm 6' 6" (1.98m) and love my Lowe Alpine Air Pro 35:45 because;
Don't buy from Cotswolds unless you have a bottomless pocket. Try go Outdoor: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15894753/lowe-alpine-airzone-pro-3545-rucksack-15894753
Black diamond do different back length packs
I'm tall (6' 4") with a long back and I just find I'm more comfortable with a larger sac, because higher capacity ones tend to be longer. Not very technical but my hillwalking day bag is a Berghaus Trailhead 50.
I'm 6'3. Bags that work well for me
- aiguille alpine, long back length
- osprey, long back length (not M/L, thanks too short)
- lowe alpine aeon series in long back length
Crux & Black Diamond offer different back lengths.