Osprey Hornet 2012 (3 sizes!!) $98
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sandy boyd
(sandylwes) - F

Locale: eastern washington
Osprey Hornet 2012 (3 sizes!!) $98 on 03/02/2012 05:58:11 MST Print View

Found this deal and thought it was a typo.....listed as closeout, but I have a large hornet 46 sitting here.... havent had time to try it out yet, but what a great deal!!!
Large measures roughly 20 inches from where the shoulder straps attach to the pack to the bottom of the frame sheet.


http://www.prolitegear.com/osprey-hornet-46-closeout.html

Sandy

Edited by sandylwes on 03/02/2012 05:59:28 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Great deal, great pack on 03/02/2012 07:08:50 MST Print View

I really like this pack. I can fit all my luxury winter/ snow gear in it and it seems like there is room for more. If you can find the right size, this is a great little pack.

jody vukas
(bologma) - F
Hornet or Exos? on 03/02/2012 07:26:48 MST Print View

I really have my heart set on the Exos 46, should I consider this one instead?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Hornet or Exos? on 03/02/2012 07:29:44 MST Print View

The Exos will have more support as it has a frame. I liked my Exos 58, but as my kit evolved, I didn't need all that volume anymore. I highly suggest going to someplace like REI and trying them on with your expected weights for a few hours.

Bobby Lee
(rblee) - F
hornet 46 on 03/02/2012 07:39:37 MST Print View

It is cheaper at DoG and its not the 2012 model, and there are not three sizes, so no idea how prolite.com is doing medium, do they ship you s/m, or m/l?

but like I said, its cheaper on Department of Goods, plus you can use Mr rebates cashback, total price about $91 with 40% off and rebate.

jody vukas
(bologma) - F
Hmmm... on 03/02/2012 08:53:06 MST Print View

The 2011's s/m m/l thing is why I had moved away from this pack, according to the reviews it's just not big enough for me. Looks like I'm back on the hunt for an Exos 46. Of course I should go try it out first as suggested.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: hornet 46 on 03/02/2012 11:53:47 MST Print View

Bobby, the original Hornet was considered too small by most users, even people with short torsos. Probably due to Osprey not accounting for torso collapse with a frameless pack when fully loaded.

In 2012 they redesigned the lengths and created 3 sizes instead of the older 2 hybrid sizes. So the 2012s have been received much better.

Prolite may have a communication error and is accidentally selling the new model as the old (seems likely) or they're trying to clear inventory and going to stop carrying the Hornet due to low sales (also likely since the 2011s were a flop). Either way, the price is cheap and we have confirmation that someone actually received a Large and not a M/L indicating these are the new models.

Christian Denniston
(cdenniston) - F
New Hornet on 03/02/2012 12:54:43 MST Print View

Sandy, is there any difference between the 2011 and 2012 models? I was hoping Osprey might add a bit more padding to the hipbelt and harness.

sandy boyd
(sandylwes) - F

Locale: eastern washington
padding on 03/02/2012 20:25:37 MST Print View

I dont see any padding on the hipbelt, but the harness (shoulder straps) seem adequate. I, too, wish there was more padding on the belt, but will see how it works.
sandy

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Larges gone on 03/02/2012 20:37:18 MST Print View

looks like small and medium left, larges are sadly gone

sandy boyd
(sandylwes) - F

Locale: eastern washington
hornet on 03/04/2012 12:57:07 MST Print View

Mine may be for sale as looks like I have too much gear to feasibly use it on the PCT. Or, maybe Ill send it back.
sandy