Osprey Variant 28

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Specs

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Weight 1 lb 15 oz / .88 kg 2 lb 2 oz / 1.96 kg 2 lb 5 oz / 1.05 kg
Capacity 1560 cu in / 26 L 1680 cu in / 28 L 1800 cu in / 30 L

Reviews

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I bought this backpack special order from R.E.I. I…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Size: 28
Max. Load Carried: 20lbs
Height of Owner: 6'2''
Price Paid: $89.99

I bought this backpack special order from R.E.I. I don't know how but I got away with only paying 89.99 dollars.

This backpack does everything I need for my day hikes/ climbs. There is enough headroom to climb steep hill. I had a problem with my old pack and not being able to look up. Lots of room and very comfortable.

Pro: Lots of tool accessories. ski/snowshoe/rescue hooks/climb. Lots of good space.

Cons: Only comes in red and new item so my review is the only one. Check out R.E.I. or Mountain Gear.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Streamlined, impressively strong, and built specifically for your vertical endeavors, Osprey's Variant 28 backpack uses a strong-yet-flexible aluminum stay and a thermo-formed backpanel for comfortable support. Strip it down for your summit attempt, or wear it at full comfort for a day-long approach - however you use it, you'll appreciate the mountain-guide inspired design.

- Mountain Gear

The Osprey 28 Variant Backpack is ideal for climbing or scrambling with its light sleek exterior, removable framesheet and, durable nylon exterior. The thermo-formed, contoured backpanel gives the Variant extra comfort and snow shedding capabilities, and a water resist zippered front pocket gives you the ability to battle the conditions. This top loader also features a removable top pocket, and a variety of gear specific loops: from ski carry loops, ice too attachments, tool tie-offs and three haul loops for easy lugging. The Varient 28 also features a crampon pocket on the front panel of the pack, and a removable sit pad. Light and sleek, the Variant 28 weighs in at one pound, 12 ounces in size medium.

- RockCreek

Fast, elegant and light, the Osprey Variant 28 is the ultimate climbing and scrabling pack. Designed using feedback from mountain guides, professional alpinists and weekend craggers, these packs offer a streamlined feature set specific to the climbing pursui Removable framesheet/sit pad.

- CampSaver.com

Streamlined and elegant, the Osprey Variant 28 is the ultimate climbing and scrambling pack.

- EMS

Fast, elegant and light, the Variant 28 Pack by Osprey is the ultimate climbing and scrambling pack. Features: Removable HDPE framesheet with 6061 Aluminum Stay. Water restistant zippered front pocket. Crampon compression pocket. Dual ski loops. Removable hipbelt. 0.79kg or 1/12 lb. stripped weight in a medium.

- Appalachian Outdoors

Osprey Variant 28

Discontinued

The Variant 28 has been discontinued. It last appeared in Osprey's Fall 2010 product line.

previously retailed for:
$90.27 - $129.00

The Osprey Variant 28 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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