Built for ski mountaineers and ice climbers, Osprey’s Variant 37 is ideal for mountain travelers who need a durable pack to transport skis and ice tools with security and comfort.
The removable hipbelt has built-in gear loops and is contoured to facilitate movement and fit easily around a climbing harness. You can also remove the pack’s top lid and deploy the integrated FlapJacket™ closure system when it’s time to move light and fast.
Other mountain-specific features include redesigned ice tool attachments to keep your tools secure yet allow one-handed access via bungee tie offs and side release buckles. Dual side wand/ice pro pockets keep critical gear close for an extra margin of safety. A-frame ski carry loops transport skis in the classic fashion. Three bombproof attachment points give you peace of mind when hauling. All zipper-pulls and buckles are designed to be glove friendly. A rear shove-it pocket gives you a place to shove an extra layer whether you’re climbing the skin track in search of powder or hiking to the base of an unclimbed ice route.
MAIN: 210D Nylon Shadow Box
ACCENT: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
BOTTOM: 210D Nylon Shadow Box
KEY MOUNTAINEERING FEATURES: Dual ice tool holster with bungee tool tie-offs and lower side release buckles allow one-handed access. Durable pick sleeves and adjustable axe head strap fit a wide range of tool shapes. Once attached, tools carry protected and secure. Dual front and single reinforced rear haul loops provide simple, secure hauling capabilities. Reinforced A-frame ski carry loops work in conjunction with compression/retention straps to provide stable ski carry.
INTERCHANGEABLE HIPBELT: The Variant offers a climbing-focused interchangeable hipbelt with gear loops, ErgoPull™ closure and a narrow cut design to accommodate a climbing harness.
STRIPPED WEIGHT: The top-lid with integrated FlapJacket™ system, framesheet and aluminum stay and hipbelt are all removable to optimize weight savings.
Removable 6mm aluminum frame and 1.5mm HDPE framesheet
THERMOFORMED CONTOURED BACKPANEL
Snow shedding material to reduce ice/snow buildup
COUNTERED EVA HARNESS
Webbing attachment points and reservoir hose routing
Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
Contoured for optimal fit and load transfer
Narrow cut to accommodate movement and climbing harness
Reverse wrap stowable ergoPull™ closure
Gear loop and attachment points
Osprey backpacks boast an innovative ergonomic design, ultimately designed to be comfortable and supportive.Thanks to their anti-gravity technology, the brand’s ergonomic backpacks allow all hikers to enjoy their walking adventures comfortably, without back pain or discomfort. These packs also offer incredible value for money. With the guarantee that your backpack will last for decades, if not a lifetime, you can rest assured that an Osprey purchase will be a great investment.
Osprey Variant Bag - Pretty darn good!By: Jack on 9 January 2019Great features which certainly lend themselves to an alpine environment. Reliable, comfy, and with a great look to it this bag would be perfect for budding touring/backcountry afficiandos and alpine climbers. Well worth it!
Strong bag hard useBy: claudio on 4 August 2018Nice fit, strong materials, perfect for Trek with heavy stuff