Osprey's Variant 52 is the ultimate pack for expedition and high alpine climbers. Designed to carry specialized mountain gear such as skis, wands, ice protection, and ice tools, this pack can be easily stripped down to minimize weight for a summit push.
- Load range: 35-50 pounds
- Volume: Small- 49 liters; Medium- 52 liters; Large- 55 liters
- Weight: Small- 3.37 pounds; Medium- 3.46 pounds; Large- 3.64 pounds
- Fabric: Main- 210D Nylon Shadow Box; Accent- 210D High Tenacity Nylon
- Removable top lid: A removable dual compartment keeps needed items organized and accessible and can be removed to shave off weight
- Integrated Flapjacket: Closure system can deploy to provide main compartment protection when top lid is not in use
- Side compression straps: Quick release upper and threaded lower compression/retention straps provide load stability and external storage options
- Side wand/ice protection pockets: Dual side pockets provide secure storage and easy accessibility to wands, pickets and other longer items. Utilize the side compression to secure load.
- A-Frame ski loops: Reinforced A-frame ski loops at the base of the back work in conjunction with side compression/retention straps provide stable, easy to use A-frame ski carry
- Three-point haul system: Dual front and single rear reinforced haul loops provide simple, secure three-point hauling capabilities
- Ice tool holster: Dual reinforced ice-tool holsters work in conjunction with bungee tool tie-offs to provide secure and easily accessible ice tool carry
- Front panel compression pocket: A compressible, reinforced front panel pocket provides easy external storage and access to crampons and other needed items
- Under-Lid rope carry: An under-lid adjustable rope compression strap provides stable and easily accessible rope carry