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Mark Montag
New Packs from Montane on 03/04/2013 20:45:19 MST Print View

Montane has introduce several new packs for 2013. Ultra Tour 22 - Torque 40 & Grand Tour 55.

I have used the Medusa 32 for the last year for 3-season overnight & multiple days and 4th season skiing & single day general mountaineering. I have found it to be the "perfect" pack - if there is such pack. My hiking is mostly alpine trail, off trail & 3rd/4th scrambling and love the tight fit. When including a FF DSLR, tripod and full filter kit, I'll be slightly under 30-32 lbs for 2-3 days. The Medusa is unbelievably comfortable with that weight for a 2 lbs pack.

I've recently been trying out the Anaconda 18 for lightweight fast day packing - I could see using this pack for summer overnights with thoughtful packing. Both of these packs are an "A+" on my list - might want to give them a look.

I'm looking forward to trying out the Batpack & Grand Tour 55 for a winter pack.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: Montane packs on 03/05/2013 08:36:27 MST Print View

The Ultra Tour looks good. Any chance you could give us the back length (bottom to middle of shoulder strap attachment) for the smaller packs? One size fits all packs can be quite variable.