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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award    
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Pros Adjustable torso length, very durable, great features and pocketsComfortable, lots of good features, water reservoir includedComfortable, well-ventilated, adjustable torso length, included rain coverLarge capacity, good back ventilation, adjustable torso, included rain coverMoves with you, durable build, well-balanced load carry, good pockets and carry options
Cons Runs a bit small, front stow pocket a bit smallOn the heavy side, expensiveHeavy, ill-fitting hipbeltRuns small, heavy, expensive, large for average day hike needsNo hydration reservoir clip (loop only), not meant for downpours, very long torso
Bottom Line A comfortable and durable pack that works as well around town as it does out on the trailAn excellent option for extended day hikes and all sorts of activities. Hydration bladder included!A great pack for those who hike in wet climates and who are on the smaller sideA large option for those who need a big capacity bag and want it to carry weight comfortablyComfortable to carry even over long distances when fully loaded, with great balance and good features
Rating Categories Osprey Tempest 20 CamelBak Sequoia 22 Osprey Sirrus 24 Gregory Jade 28L Black Diamond Nitro 22L
Comfort (25%)
7
9
8
8
7
Versatility (25%)
8
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8
Weight (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Osprey Tempest 20 CamelBak Sequoia 22 Osprey Sirrus 24 Gregory Jade 28L Black Diamond...
Weight (oz) 26 36 41 42 31
Volume/Capacity (liters) 20 22 24 28 22
Back Construction AirScape backpanel; large spaced padding covered by large-holed mesh Ventilated back panel with molded pods Ventilated tensioned mesh Crossflow suspension OpenAir backpanel; ridged foam covered by large mesh
Hydration External hydration sleeve External hydration sleeve and 3L Crux reservoir included Internal hydration sleeve Internal hydration sleeve External hydration sleeve
Hipbelt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compartments 1 2 1 1 1
Rain Cover No No Yes Yes No
Additional pockets 8 7 5 6 5
Outside Carry Options Lidlock helmet attachment, trekking pole quick-stow, large stretch front pocket, ice tool loop with bungee tie-off, side pockets, hip belt pockets, sunglasses shoulder stow, bike light loop Trekking pole and ice axe attachments, side pocket, hip belt pockets (one zip), daisy chain, hydration hose clip Trekking pole attachment, ice axe loop, side strech pockets External stretch pocket, trekking pole holders, ice axe attachement, sunglasses loop and bungee, hip belt pockets, hydration hose clip Ice axe loops, dual 5-loop daisy chains, expandable side drink pockets, front stuff pocket, hip belt pocket, small zippered top pocket, four shoulder strap loops
Whistle Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials 70D x 100D nylon body, accent and bottom 420HD nylon packcloth 200D ripstop nylon, 400D plain-weave nylon 210D nylon body, 420D nylon bottom 210D nylon body, 420D nylon bottom 210D ripstop nylon, 210D Dobby Abrasion
Notable Features Helmet attachment, trekking pole quick-stow, sunglasses quick-stow, bike light loop, shoulder strap pocket, stowable ice axe loops Hydration bladder included, multiple pockets in both hip belts, internal storage pockets, exterior pocket felt-lined Integrated rain cover, ice axe loop, trekking pole attachment, adjustable back Adjustable torso length, internal pocket, cinch straps, sunglasses quick-stow Bike light loop, main zip opens all the way down, ReActiv shoulder straps connect to each other behind the waist and waist belt not attached to frame to facilitate twisting, front expandable pocket reinforced with internal structural foam panels
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