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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Osprey Hornet 46.

One of the things i managed to do when in Auckland was check out the Osprey Hornet 46 rucksack.
Many months ago i tried to get hold of one in the UK without success.

As it proved out i was fortunate not to order one on line because i was very disappointed when seeing it in the flesh.

It is indeed very basic, hence the rather interesting weight of around 600gr.

Basically its a nylon tube with a lid and some poorly positioned straps and belt. Features are few and far between. Probably suitable for challenge runs etc but not for backpacking in my opinion.

However one piece of kit which interests me is the Mammut Creon light. I will check out more later.
I was very pleased that i didn't take the plunge on the Osprey. It goes to show that photographs can be deceiving and the wallet can be easily swayed.


Anonymous said...

Naughty boy. You're supposed to be enjoying the secenery, not shopping for gear.

Alan Sloman said...

What Robin said!

AlanR said...

Robin and Alan,
The magnet is always switched on i'm afraid and i just get dragged in.
But when you see the prices here, will power overcomes the magnet and you do a runner.

Phreerunner said...

That Osprey rucksack reminds me of a North Face Terra 35 that I bought for day walks. It's pathetic compared with the Deuter TransAlpine 30 (a cyclist's bag but excellent for walking as well), but it makes a good shopping bag!

AlanR said...

Hi Martin,
I was so disappointed with the Osprey bag.If it had been half the price i would have said it was a good buy. I expected too much.
All rucksacks make good shopping bags so i am told.

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