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Historic Range: $109.50-$240.00
Reviewers Paid: $160.00-$219.00
This pack rocks. It is great for climbing, but I have used it for backpacking a little too. This pack has one nice big compartment that fits everything in it, plus the top pocket. The compression system is perfect when you are not using the full capacity of the pack. It is very comfortable as well, with the heat molded hipbelt. With this pack it is easy to strap on several ice tools, wands, etc. I recommend it.
Size: 66 liters (4000 cubic inches)
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $160
I must admit that I'm on a life-time search for the Holy Grail of Packs. The perfect pack weighs less than air, carries a month's worth of gear and hefts like an empty stuffsack. The Osprey Exposure 66 isn't that pack. That said, it IS a comfortable, light-weight no-nonsense piece of gear. I've put this pack through the paces, carrying upwards of 60# on steep trails, through boulder fields and brushy draws in winter snow, spring wind and rain and hot, sunny days. I've tried to find a legitimate complaint without success. When I find the Holy Grail of Packs, I'll give it five stars; until then, the Exposure does just fine.
Size: 4200 ci
Max. Load Carried: 55#
Height of Owner: 6'0"
Price Paid: $219
If you are looking for a straightforward climbing pack without all of the gadgetry, then this is your pack. It's great for all day climbing in Indian Creek, but also versatile for backpacking in backcountry Utah. Good capacity, double draw cords are great for compression, that shovel wings have countless uses(I keep my Frisbee in that feature). I only wish that the top pocket was roomier. Other than that, it's an awesome well designed pack for the climber/mountaineering in mind.
Size: 66 liters
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 45-55 lbs
Height of Owner: 6 ft. 6 in.
Price Paid: gift