Osprey Crescent 70
Design: Internal Frame
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 50 or so lbs.
Height of Owner: 6' 1''
Price Paid: $300
In a few words, the Crescent 70 holds all the gear you will need (as long as you don't pack everything and the kitchen sink that is) while hanging on to your back like a comfortable monkey. Yep, it's a deluxe load hauler that can actually carry weight comfortably. In my experience, the most I have ever carried in it was 50 lbs., and even then, the backpack distributed the weight and it didn't feel that heavy. However, onto the features.
Starting at the bottom, you've got the piece that makes this bag great. The BioForm heat molded hip belt provides a custom fit and a much more comfortable ride than most other packs that I've tried on. Trust me, it's awesome!
Going up the pack, you've got a spacious sleeping bag compartment with divider into the main compartment, which has a long side access under the Straight Jacket compression system (with top access as well of course). The compression system compresses the load great and also allows for a sleeping pad or tent to be stored vertically under the straps (a really good way to attach your stuff by the way).
To support it all, the Recurve suspension system provides consistent and stable flex for your movement and absorption of weight. Plus, the top lid turns into a fanny pack, and the hydration sleeve is a hydration backpack (with the addition of the sleeping pad straps). Both of these bonuses help out on those unexpected excursions once you get to camp. Also, there are three pockets, other than the main compartment, and a nice pocket to stuff you camp shoes.
For the medium:
4300 cu. in.
6 lb 14 oz (a little heavy, but the luxuries are worth it!)
Hands down, you should try this pack on. It's very comfortable and it can carry everything you will need for just about any trip.
Price Paid: $275
This is a superb backpack with a highly customizable fit. There's plenty of room for adjustments and ample padding in all the right places.
The only negatives of this pack are the lack of external pockets. There is only one besides the top pouch and it's relatively small. Also, this pack is HEAVY. I wouldn't recommend this pack for your average overnight stay or weekend trip.
If you're carrying a week's worth of gear, though, it's definitely worth the extra weight to have a comfortable pack to shoulder the load. Materials appear to be of very high quality as well.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Osprey Crescent 70 Backpack is a solid pack suitable for multi-day trips or weekend outings. The Crescent uses Osprey's ReCurve suspension, which is burly and supportive with aluminum stays and extra struts that help distribute your load as evenly as possible. Dual density shoulders and a thermo-moldable BioForm CM hipbelt conform to your topography, because contrary to popular belief, humans don't have any perfectly flat surfaces. A clever vertical zip access to the main compartment hides under the right compression flap, so you don't have to dismantle everything to reach your spare underwear. An included hydration sleeve sits in its own pouch on the back of the big pack, and can detach to become a small self-contained hydration pack. Solid design, comfortable suspension and the obligatory cool zip-off accessories make the Crescent 70 an awesome Osprey offering.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Men's Crescent 70 Pack (Fall 2007) Combining maximum comfort with moderate capacity the Crescent 70 Pack by Osprey is a deluxe load holder for those shorter trips.The Crescent Series Packs are Ospreys deluxe load haulers. These are the most customizable and comfort oriented packs. Specs: Weight: 6 lb 14 oz / 3.12 kg (Size medium) Capacity: 4300 cu. in. / 70 L (Size medium) Features: D-rings for easy Side Order attachment Vertical panel zip access Convertible top pocket/lumbar pack Fabric side pocket with water bottle noose on left Stretch woven front pocket with water resistant zippered slash pocket Wide mouth sleeping bag compartment with stretch panel cover Internal compression strap secures load and enhances head room Dual access stretch woven side pocket on right Ski straps and stretch fabric side pockets for poles
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