Osprey Eclipse 32+5

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I bought this pack for hauling very dense loads (geologic…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: front-loading internal frame
Size: 2000 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 1 sm zippered, 1 mesh, 1 main compartment
Max. Load Carried: 50 pounds of rocks
Height of Owner: 6'4"
Price Paid: unknown

I bought this pack for hauling very dense loads (geologic samples) on day trips, and it has performed admirably. The quality materials and burly suspension make this pack a bit heavier than many other in its size class, so if you're looking for a mid-sized pack for ultralight backpacking, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Osprey makes a backpacking version of this pack (the Stratos line) without the side compression system, and it weighs like half as much.

I find the external side mesh pockets to be too snug to conveniently use 1L Nalgenes, but other than that I have no complaints. The harness system is solid and easily adjustable. The hipbelt, though not as fancy as a bigger backpack, is comfortable and durable. The side-wall compression system is awesome, and I recommend it to anyone who typically packs oddly sized loads that wouldn't otherwise ride well.

The huge U-shaped zipper is a real plus, it opens the pack up top to bottom with a single pull. The hydration pocket fits 2L but not 3L hydration bags in a removable pack that uses the pack's regular shoulder harness system, which is nice, but it's kind of difficult to remove or put back in, involving multiple buckles and a large interior velcro sheet.

I mostly use this pack for single overnight trips or gear-intensive daytrips like rock climbing. It carries better than most mid-sized packs when heavily weighed down, but you pay for that comfort with an extra two pounds of pack weight.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Free Shipping. Osprey Eclipse 32+5 Daypack (Fall 2006) The Osprey Eclipse 32+5 Daypack by Osprey will get you moving fast on an afternoon dayhike or a powder filled romp at A-Basin. Pack up the tunes and power bars and rocket off! The evolution of the StraightJacket compression/suspension system continues in these multi-use outdoor adventure packs. Featuring the AquaSource-Multisport, a torso adjustable yoke style harness system with built-in hydration pocket - the Eclipse Series will truly go anywhere. Sizing is customizable with each pack available in three torso lengths; and the AquaSource-MultiSport harness and BioLite hipbelt are available in three sizes. All packs feature spacious side mesh pockets, ice axe loops, and large front panel mesh pockets. Specifications Small Volume cu.in./liters 1700+300/29+5. Medium Volume cu.in./liters 1900+300/32+5. Weight 4lbs4ozs/1.93 kgs. Large Volume cu.in/liters 2100+300/35+5. Key Features AquaSource-Multisport Hydration pack/torso adjustable harness BioLite contour fitting hipbelt Full front panel #10 zippered access Concealed front slash pocket One-liter water bottle side pockets Large front mesh pocket with daisy chain lash points StraightJacket foam sidewall compression Full framesheet and stay with spacer mesh backpanel Loops and side daisies for A-frame ski attachment AquaSource features include Adjustable shoulder harness doubles as a hydration pack Color-coded markers on yoke for easy adjustment Outside mesh pocket and shock cord for carrying extra gear Crescent zip access to hydration reservoir Dual exit ports for hydration tube Fabrics 500d broken twill nylon 840d ballistic nylon 500d and 1000d plain-weave nylonProtect your pack with the Airporter LZ or Raincover

- Moosejaw

The Osprey Eclipse 32+5 Backpack is a 2-in-1 dayhiker for winter or summer use.

- Backcountry Outlet

CLOSEOUTS. Eclipse builds the Eclipse to be the ultimate all-around backpack, with every technical detail included for day hiking, peak climbing and canyoneering. Full framesheet and StraightJacket™ compression for stable load support Full front panel zipper for easy access Large front mesh pocket with daisy chain lash points. One-liter water bottle side pockets Concealed front slash pocket Hydration compatible (bladder not included) Small 1700 cu. in., 4 lb. 1 oz. Large 2100 cu.in, 4 lb. 8 oz. Nylon CLOSEOUTS. Vietnam

- Sierra Trading Post

Here s the ultimate all around technical daypack. A full framesheet and StraightJacket compre

- Snow Leopard Mountain Sports

Osprey Eclipse 32+5

Discontinued

The Eclipse 32+5 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$40.48 - $159.00

The Osprey Eclipse 32+5 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 7, 2008 at GearTrade.

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