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Osprey Variant 52 Pack


    Osprey Variant 52 Pack

    Ski mountaineering, ice climbing, and rock climbing—Osprey thought of it all when developing the new top loading Variant 52 pack for vertical endeavors. See details

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    Item # 772421

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    Ski mountaineering, ice climbing, and rock climbing—Osprey thought of it all when developing the new top loading Variant 52 pack for vertical endeavors.

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    Ski mountaineering, ice climbing, and rock climbing—Osprey thought of it all when developing the new top loading Variant 52 pack for vertical endeavors.

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    Ski mountaineering, ice climbing, and rock climbing—Osprey thought of it all when developing the new top loading Variant 52 pack for vertical endeavors.

    • Lightweight suspension consists of a removable HDPE framesheet with aluminum tubing framesheet
    • Fixed Stretch comfort shoulder harness provides superb carry with rolled seams for added comfort; rescue whistle is incorporated into sternum-strap buckle
    • 3-D contoured EVA hipbelt is removable and stowable; to stow while climbing, tuck hipbelt out of the way by threading webbing and buckles through tool holster slot
    • Thermoformed, contoured back panel provides carrying comfort and snow shedding capabilities
    • Dual, adjustable tool bungee Y-clips stow ice tool shafts quickly, with corresponding holsters securely attaching ice tool head, including leashless ice tools
    • Removable top pocket has a zippered pocket underneath and an extendable spindrift collar to keep snow out of the pack; collar can be rolled up
    • Front pocket stores often-used essentials and is protected from the elements with a water-resistant zipper
    • Reinforced front crampon shield compression pocket provides secure storage and easy access
    • Pack includes protection pockets for easy storage and quick access to wands, probes and pickets
    • 3-point haul system, consisting of grab handle and 2 reinforced loops located at the top of pack, facilitate big wall hauling
    • Internal sleeve and drink tube exit port accommodate a 3-liter reservoir (sold separately) for hydration on the go
    • Side compression straps cnch down loads for jostle-free carrying; dual ski carry loops


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    Osprey Variant 52 Pack Specs
    Best use
    49 liters52 liters55 liters
    2,990 cubic inches3,173 cubic inches3,356 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 8 oz.3 lbs. 10 oz.3 lbs. 13 oz.
    16 - 19 inches18 - 21 inches20 - 23 inches
    27 - 3130 - 3433 - 37
    5 + main compartment5 + main compartment5 + main compartment
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
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    Suspended mesh back panel
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    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

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    Osprey Variant 52 Pack is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mountaineering Pack to date! Have had this pack since it came out a few years ago and was lauded by Backpacker mag. I teach climbing and have had at least 15 friends/students buy this pack because of my recommendations. ONLY 1 person has not liked it and that was just 1 month ago. (He did not like it because he used if for Mt Rainier and essentially overloaded the pack). I use this for climbing in the winter (need for a larger pack, carries snowshoes well, pocket for crampons, great for ice ax or ice tools. In the summer I use it for backpacking. It is very light but carries about 50 pounds well. So far have climbed multiple 14ers with it, as well as Rainier 3 times and Hood once. It is my go to pack and would buy it again!
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pack I've owned yet I have used this product for two trips involving carrying gear for a weekend of backpacking. It is just one big pocket and has no sleeping bag zipper. It has the exact combination of climbing pockets and buckles for axes, crampons and haul loops. I have carried 35lbs. and I could go 20 miles in this pack. It will also carry a large bear canister! I have had 5 large capacity packs in the last 30 years. This is the most comfortable, so far.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all around pack I bought this pack in an effort to minimize the total weight of my backpacking setup, while still maintaining comfort and function. It holds all the basics with a little extra room if I want to carry my fancy camera or something else extra for fun or comfort. The loads carry well and fit me well, even as a female. My boyfriend bought the exact same pack after my comments on it and used it all last summer for work trips into the mountains. We would both highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile Pack I bought this pack after a buddy of mine bought the same one a couple of weeks before. I was looking for a 50+ liter pack since my osprey stratos 36 liter was becoming a pain to carry around gear for the weekend backpacking trip. When I was looking for a pack, the REI store had a osprey atmos 50 and the variant 52 for the exact same price so I purchased the variant. Love the dual ice axe clips and slot on the front of the pack. This pack a little more comfortable than my stratos since it has a foam padded pack support. The top section of the bag can be detached with a couple of straps which is very handy since we used this part as the bear bag we hung in the tree. Haven't used it to it's full potential since it's a winter bag but i'm looking forward to using it this winter.
    Date published: 2014-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for a Boonie! The pack is really comfortable and easy to load! I love this gift and can't wait to go out for another adventure with it!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack Its the perfect blend of size, weight and price. I can see this as being my all around go to pack for everything besides light and fast day trips for many years to come. It will compress down to a day pack size and it is light enough, but I have the Stratus 36 for that! I got this as a replacement for the REI Pinnacle 50 and really wish I would have just gotten this to begin with. I'm ultimately hoping to use this on Mt. Rainier.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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