Osprey has a new line of technical packs in 36, 42, 50 and 66 liter capacities. I especially liked the 36 liter version. At 2 lb 9 oz (1162 g) it is a good capacity minimalist climbing pack suitable for two to three-day endeavors. The frame is based on the hollow aluminum wishbone stay similar to the Atmos packs ( see our Summer OR dispatch) but with the addition of a PTFE framesheet. It has a wide and flexible EVA foam hipbelt. Durable fabric, good compression, lots of attachment points and top lid with a pocket round out the pack.
"Osprey Exposure Packs First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/osprey_exposure_packs_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-29 03:00:00-07.