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Gear Details: Backpacks

Versametric Ultralight 60 + 10

Manufacturer: Vaude

SKU: 720271

Product Details:
Product Year2009
For Women:
Frame Type:external
Load Type:top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):
Expandable Capacity (min):3660 cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max):3660 cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):13
Largest Size (Torso Length):22
Features:Adjustable torso length, Daypack conversion, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included)
Weight (lbs, oz): 5,5


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I got this bag as a bag so that I could have an extra bag to loan family and friends to get them on the trail with me. I normally use an Osprey Aether 70 and decided to test this pack out before I let other people use it. After a 6 mile hike with the pack on I can truely say that there is a lot going on with this pack that makes it well worth the money. The frame is easy to adjust for anybody to wear and can fit almost anybody comfortably. I didn't notice how much a change the hipbelt on this pack made until a week later when I went 8 miles with my Aether. The Versametric conforms to your twisting body on inclines perfectly and transitioned weight very well. The sack of the bag doesn't get enough credit. It will take whatever you put in it and suck it in like a black hole. The top comes of effortlessly so you never have to hold up everyone in the group when putting the top back on your pack. All in all this is a great bag and even though I wouldn't consider it light by any means on paper, your body won't know it because how well the frame works.
Posted by Jared Roth, Sep 13, 2010 Star Star Star Star

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