|Rating:||8.3 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2|
|Comfort||1.5 / 2|
|Weight||1.8 / 2|
|Durability||1.6 / 2|
|Versatility||1.8 / 2|
We recently walked the Overland Track and it’s common practice for a number of the side trails to drop your main pack and take the bare minimum. While I’m a trusting soul I always take my wallet and passport (if I have one) along with the essentials such as snacks, small water bottle, my podcasting recorder, phone, GPS, personal locator beacon and some essential gear to cater for adverse weather. This 18 litre pack is a good size and easily managed to take all of the above gear along with my wife’s raingear and lightweight puffy jacket as well.
As an ultra lightweight pack there is no waist strap and I found that I didn’t need it. The pack was comfortable to wear and easily moulded to my back. The shoulder straps are lightweight mesh and have an adjustment strap on them to allow you to adjust the pack to suit your frame.
The pack comes with its own stuff sack built into its construction and packs down to a very impressive 11 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm which disappears into your main pack. I purchased the orange pack more because it was the only colour carried by the store at that time although it comes in teal, lime and black versions as well. The price is reasonable at just under $40 AUD
I had not bothered with a ultra lightweight day pack in the past but for the sake of 90 grams I am sold and this pack. It now forms part of my long distance gear kit when I know that I will be resupplying in towans and need to go shopping. Its also a great little pack for when you are carrying the bare minimum.
You can purchase the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack online from Wildfire Sports
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$39.95 AUD RRP
Osprey produces a wide range of packs for all types of outdoor activities
Pack opened from it’s storage sack and full of goodies
Pack folded up into its own stuff sack
Stuffed into into its own sack it never looks as pretty as the manufacturers image. It’s very tiny though and this image shows the stored sack compared to hand size (large male)
The pack viewed from the front
This review was done with product purchased by Australian Hiker