60-80 L Pack for a short girl

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60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby hutfinder » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 4:28 pm

Hey Guys!

I'm in the market for a bigger pack (currently enjoying a 55L Osprey Ariel), I just need a bit more room for some longer trips.

Background, I'm only about 5"2 and pretty small around the hips (if I do say so myself) so I'll need something adjustable. I'm also hiking with some surgical apparatus thanks to an ileostomy I had in January. This means that right now, I need to carry a little more load than usual on my shoulders as pressure around the hips can be uncomfortable - so again something I can adjust as I heal up would be good.

I've had no issues with the Osprey, other than wishing for a little more shoulder padding right now, and a passing thought that the material isn't south west Tas friendly, though I've yet to really get out in the scrub and test this out.

Any opinions gratefully considered :D
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby Strider » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 4:51 pm

hutfinder wrote:Hey Guys!

I'm in the market for a bigger pack (currently enjoying a 55L Osprey Ariel), I just need a bit more room for some longer trips.

Background, I'm only about 5"2 and pretty small around the hips (if I do say so myself) so I'll need something adjustable. I'm also hiking with some surgical apparatus thanks to an ileostomy I had in January. This means that right now, I need to carry a little more load than usual on my shoulders as pressure around the hips can be uncomfortable - so again something I can adjust as I heal up would be good.

I've had no issues with the Osprey, other than wishing for a little more shoulder padding right now, and a passing thought that the material isn't south west Tas friendly, though I've yet to really get out in the scrub and test this out.

Any opinions gratefully considered :D

Have you considered an Aarn? They are probably the most adjustable pack on the market.

There is a Small backlength Effortless Rhythm for sale on the Gear Freak Australia facebook page at the moment, which might suit your needs?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3008799 ... 8539940765
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby hutfinder » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 4:55 pm

Strider wrote:
hutfinder wrote:Hey Guys!

I'm in the market for a bigger pack (currently enjoying a 55L Osprey Ariel), I just need a bit more room for some longer trips.

Background, I'm only about 5"2 and pretty small around the hips (if I do say so myself) so I'll need something adjustable. I'm also hiking with some surgical apparatus thanks to an ileostomy I had in January. This means that right now, I need to carry a little more load than usual on my shoulders as pressure around the hips can be uncomfortable - so again something I can adjust as I heal up would be good.

I've had no issues with the Osprey, other than wishing for a little more shoulder padding right now, and a passing thought that the material isn't south west Tas friendly, though I've yet to really get out in the scrub and test this out.

Any opinions gratefully considered :D

Have you considered an Aarn? They are probably the most adjustable pack on the market.

There is a Small backlength Effortless Rhythm for sale on the Gear Freak Australia facebook page at the moment, which might suit your needs?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3008799 ... 8539940765



thanks! They are on my list to check out - my partner has a load limo and loves it! I'm not sure how I feel about the front pockets, but they are optional :)
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby Strider » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 4:58 pm

hutfinder wrote:[I'm not sure how I feel about the front pockets, but they are optional :)

Trust me, once you've used them they are definitely not optional! 8)
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby hutfinder » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 5:07 pm

Strider wrote:
hutfinder wrote:[I'm not sure how I feel about the front pockets, but they are optional :)

Trust me, once you've used them they are definitely not optional! 8)


So I keep getting told by my significant other :lol: Have you found the outer material tough? Mud and mayhem tough?
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby andrewa » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 10:30 pm

Home made? You can design it around your need then. But, if you don't sew, there's no point pointing you to a link.

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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby hutfinder » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 8:36 am

I am sadly domestically challenged and not a sewer! So pre-made is probably wise, or I'll end up with a scarf on a stick style knapsack :lol:
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Re: 60-80 L Pack for a short girl

Postby Neo » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 7:14 pm

I'm really happy with my Exped Lightning 45lt. They make it in a 60 litre version. Very comfy harness and with an easily adjusted back length. No lid, a roll top style.

I noticed Bushcraft equipment in Wollongong has both sizes on the shelf/wall...

So happy in fact that I have ordered an Exped Explore 60lt online from Bogong. It has a double stay harness and top lid.

Another model with the single stay harness is the Thunder which comes as a 50 or 75lt size, again with a top lid.

Most or all of the Exped backpacks come in a women's version harness too.
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