Posted By:   dixonallred
Post Date:   11/26/2006
Category:   Packs

 Osprey Switch 55+5 Backpack

This pack is the ultimate hut trip, haute route, overnight touring pack. When you combine all three parts of the Switch 55+5, there's enough space for your tent, sleeping bag, clothes and food/water. The AquaSource is a brilliant 300 cubic inch shoulder harness/hydration pack that slips out of the pack for use alone (great for trail runs or bike rides) or with the detachable Switch 12 yo-yo daypack. The AquaSource-Snow yoke easily switches between packs, so you don't have to leave your insulated hydration behind. Bonus: The insulated drinking tube is winter-ready, and refills are a snap even with a fully loaded pack. The detachable 700-cubic-inch Switch 12 yo-yo pack, when combined with the AquaSource, makes a great short daytrip pack for a combined total of 1000 cubic inches, and a built-in snow safety gear organizer and it doesn't bow out when fully loaded, despite the lack of a frame. The main 55 pack with 2400 cubic inches (2700 cubic inches when you count the AquaSource) of carrying capacity for that longer tour from the hut. A large front mesh pocket keeps your shovel, probe and skins within easy reach. A thin hip-belt that wraps perfectly. Attachments for skis, snowboard, shovel, and other winter toys, plus a snow safety gear organizing compartment. A hook-and-loop adjustment that is quick and easy to fine tune--no need to resign yourself to an "almost there" fit. Two hip-belt pockets--perfect for snacks, camera, and sunscreen. A narrow profile for great freedom of movement in snaggy terrain, and foam sidewalls that shape and protect the load.

1) Switch 55 Pack
>Large 2500 cubic inch compartment carries tent, sleeping bag, food, and clothing
>Backside panel entry
>Foam reinforced sidewall crescents
>Reinforced ski carry straps
>Stowable diagonal ski-carry loop
>Large front mesh pocket on main bag
>Two hip-belt pockets-perfect for snacks, camera, and/or sunscreen
>Ax loop
2) Detachable 700 cubic inch Switch 12 yo-yo pack
>Snow safety gear organizer
>Smaller front pocket
>Two adjustable front straps-great for carrying a snowboard
>Ax loop
3) Interchangeable 300 cubic inch AquaSource Snow hydration pack with torso-adjustable harness
>2 Liter Camelbak bladder w/tube and Hydrolock
>Camelbak Thermal Control Kit-Insulated drinking tube (for fall/spring)
>Outside bungee strap-can be used to carry an axe or shovel

Medium - 5 lb 6 oz / 2.44 Kg. 3400 cu in / 55 L
Retailed for - $239.00
Asking - $125.00

I am willing to ship at buyer's expense.
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 Comments or Questions

07/14/2007 00:40
Have you sold this pack yet? Would it fit a shorter person, like 5.5?

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