Recommend me a lightweight backpack 45-50l
what’s it for? The Golite stuff is more superlightweight backpacking territory, the other two climbing/mountaineering.
If s/l, OMM do some nice l/w kit and Golite have another couple in their range worth a gander. Should be able to get near/below 1kg without too much grief.Posted 9 years ago
It’s for lightweight backpacking/wild camping, couple of nights out at a time.
Yeah Ive sen the Villain, and Vapour Trail, all look like good bags but as its the first bag of this type I will have bought, I was hoping for some recommendations.
Prob cant go wrong with any mentioned tbh.Posted 9 years agodbSubscriber
I have 2 golite packs I got from http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/default.asp
Love them! The Jam is just right for a bivi. Use a camping mat as the back padding and stuff the rest in. I have a larger one as well which is huge and hardly gets used because it’s just too big. Would have to be a long multi day unsupported trip just to fill it up!
Despite lots of use the Jam is holding up well. Only downside on mine is a lack of pockets to suff odds and ends in. Just noticed the latest version has corrected this with some pockets on the belt.
Overall recommended (no connection to backpackinglight by the way but they are nice people to deal with).
dbPosted 9 years ago
Here we go then….
Full on l/w backpacking (tent, sleeping bag, mat, cooking gear, food, spare clothes, waterpoofs etc), you’ll need 45 – 50 litres at 9 – 12 kg. I know you can get lighter and more compact, but the above numbers aopply to my own gear winter (full 4 season bag/mat/tent) through to summer c/w two full days food. The Mountain Marathon brigade manage to get down to ~7kg and 25l but, in the middle of winter in a howling gale, camped high on your own, you’ll want more than their bare minimum.
I use a couple of climbing/mountaineering sacs (one 50 and the 55 litre). They are 1.3kg and 1.6kg respectively. You’ll save up to 0.5kg by going with the Golite Jam or OMM Villain.
To get everything in the Jam/Villain, you’ll need your other kit to be top notch and light. If it isn’t you’ll need more like 65 to 75 litres.
I’d buy the Villain if I didn’t already have a cupboard full of sacs 🙂Posted 9 years agonicknameMember
GoLite or OMM get my vote. I’ve got the Villain. It’s good bit of kit. Tough, light, comfy and very configurable (you can remove all the extra fittings).
The only thing I didn’t like originally with the Villain was the thin waist belt (compared to what I’m used to). After using it quite a bit though, it’s fine – plus it can be replaced if needed).
Also check out the Crux AK47 – gets good reviews.Posted 9 years ago
I really like the Villain MSC but its at least £95.
Read about a couple of issues with recent Golites and the stitching coming undone on the strap after one light use.
I’ll probably just get the Arete for £45, nice and cheap and should do the job fine. Especially as its only just over 1kg, seems a bargain.Posted 9 years agoredthunderMember
Sorry for the plug…
Camelbak Motherlode (Coyote Brown). 30litres Awesome bag.
I have a brand new one for sale.Posted 9 years agodrewster007Member
I work for one of the Large outdoor retailers and would without a question go for the Macpac pursuit 50 or the Gregory Z55, but it does depend on what you want out of it!
Macpac =Bombproof trusted design of about 15 years made of a combo of canvas and kevlar
Gregory= very light, air flow style back system, nicer to look at!
the other brand to look out for and my favored choice would be Arcteryx.Posted 8 years agosurferMember
Surfer. Get teh OMM 25L sac, it’s brilliant for MM’s/AR.
Issue I have is that I am doing the event with someone less experienced hence the C class. As it wont be too fast I thought I would go for the larger bag, full length mat etc as weight will not me a major issue give or take a kg.Posted 8 years ago
The Berghaus Arete looks a good compromise.
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