Millet Odyssee 60 + 10
This pack is durable and holds bulky gear within reason.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $124
This pack is durable and holds bulky gear within reason. Can't feel sub- 35 lb. loads with its great suspension. Unfortunately, zippered pockets are hard to reach. I would definitely recommend this pack — built to last.
- Great suspension
- Heavy comparatively, but not by much
- Pockets hard to reach
Pretty bombproof with a tradeoff in weight. Good pack if you can still find it. Great fit for those still wanting a little comfort with their lightweight backpacking. Suspension subdued 30lbs on uphills easily — didn't even feel it. 3D Air System didn't leave me clammy on a humid Spring.
Integrated rain cover didn't completely fit over swell-packed gusseted pockets and the aluminum stays popped the zippered enclosure they were in but I didn't notice a drop in performance (just a bit of a downer, but well worth the price I paid for it) and unfortunately, couldn't reach the zippered pockets to grab stuff out while pack was on.
Adjustable torso length works great. Adept for snow gear and all around backpacking. Handy sleeping bag compartment. Compression straps cinches the load tight.
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The John Muir Trail in the month of August is one of those trips that's worth quitting your job for. So when your buddies call to invite you to trek across the Sierra, put your notice in and pack the Millet Odyssee 60 Plus 10 Backpack.
The Millet Odyssee 60 +10 pack is a comprehensively equipped, highly adaptable backpack for all-season treks and ski raids in the high mountains. Mobile hipbelt is fitted with a reinforced structure and stabilized with cinch straps to enhance load transfer. Gel plates are built into pressure points of the shoulder straps and hipbelt for optimal comfort. Luxuriously-cushioned back panel features lumbar pads with ventilation space for cooling air circulation. Aluminum U-shaped frame provides ergonomic support and load transfer onto the hipbelt. Top-loading main compartment features an extension collar for extra large loads and a removable floating lid. Top lid features a map pocket and key clip. Separate compartment at the base of the back is designed to hold a sleeping bag. Camera pocket with accessory loops keeps your camera secure and within easy reach. Zippered side pockets are gusseted for increased volume. Compression straps streamline the load; reinforced ski holders and ice axe holder create lash points for tools. Hydration pouch holds a reservoir (sold separately) for on-the-go drinking. Bottom straps secure a tent or sleeping pad. Millet Odyssee 60 +10 pack comes with a removable raincover.