Osprey Variant 52 Pack

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Product Description Item No.   10049936

The Osprey Variant 52 Pack is a backpack that knows that sometimes you want to climb and sometimes you want to hike. This bag is into compromising: it's not going to make you choose. Use the hipbelt for support on the trail, stow the hipbelt for keeping it out of the way on the climb. Specifically designed with climbers in mind, this bag features glove-friendly buckles and a three-point system that makes for safe and secure big wall hauling. This bag doesn't give up under any conditions: an extendible spindrift collar keeps the snow out and the weatherproof and water-resistant front pocket keeps moisture away from your gear. This pack carries gear with ease, with specified loops for downhill and cross-country skis, an ice axe holster, and a compression pocket for crampons. Does anyone really like those buttered popcorn jellybeans?

FEATURES of the Osprey Variant 52 Pack

  • Water resistant zippered front pocket
  • Dual ski loops
  • Removable HDPE framesheet with aluminum tubing
  • Crampon compression pocket
  • Interchangeable hipbelt available in 4 sizes
  • Glove friendly buckles
  • Removable dual compartment top pocket with spindrift collar
  • Top quick-release and bottom side compression straps
  • Wand/ice-pro pocket
  • Three-point haul system
  • Under-lid rope compression strap
  • Compressible front panel pocket
  • Dual ice tool holster with three position Y-clip bungee tool tie-offs
Thermoformed Contoured Backpanel
  • Snow shedding material
Fixed Stretch Comfort Harness
  • Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle buckle
Contoured Eva Hipbelt
  • Reverse wrap stowable ErgoPull closure
  • Tool loops

- + Product Specifications
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine, Climbing
Dimensions: 29 x 13 x 11 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Shadow Box
Pack Capacity (Large): 55 liters / 3356 cubic inches
Pack Capacity (Medium): 52 liters / 3173 cubic inches
Pack Capacity (Small): 48 liters / 2929 cubic inches
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Features: Hydration Compatible, Removable Hip Belt, Compression Straps, Raincover Included, Sternum Strap
Weight (Large): 3 lb 8 oz
Weight (Medium): 3 lb 6 oz
Weight (Small): 3 lb 5 oz
Weight Capacity: 50 lb

Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Aether 60 + Atmos - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Aether 70, 85 - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Manta 20 18 - 21" - - - - - -
Raptor + Viper 15 - 21" - - - - - -
Stratos + Manta 28, 36 - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - -
Talon + Kestrel - - 16 - 20" - 19 - 23" - -
Volt 17 - 22" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Xenith - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small XS / S Small S / M Medium Large
Ariel 65 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Aura - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Mira 18 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Raven + Verve 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Sirrus + Mira 26, 34 - - 15 - 18" - 17 - 20" - -
Tempest + Kyte - - 13 - 17" - 16 - 20" - -
Viva 14 - 19" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Xena + Aerial 55, 75 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large
Exos, Variant + Mutant - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23"
Kode + Farpoint - - 15 - 19" 18 - 21" - -
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Reverb 14 - 18" - - - - -
Zealot + Syncro - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age / Weight
Ace 14 - 20" 12 - 16 years old
Jib 13 - 19" 10 - 14 years old
Poco 15 1/2 - 21 1/2" Holds up to 48.5 lbs (child, gear and pack combined)
Hipbelts
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Standard Fixed Hipbelts 25 - 50" 24 - 45" 24 - 25" 26 - 45" 27 - 48" 28 - 50" 29 - 55" -
Variant
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"
Xena + Ariel
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - > 33" -
Xenith + Aether
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- - < 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"
OSPREY MEASUREMENT GUIDE

Please note that the info provided above refers to the torso size each pack will fit, and NOT any dimensions of the pack. Below are some steps for how to get your torso length. You should probably have someone help take this measurement for you so it is accurate. And they might accidentally touch your butt.

HOW TO MEASURE TORSO LENGTH:
• Start at the iliac crest, which is the top of the hipbones on the side of your body. These act like a shelf for supporting a pack hipbelt.
• From this level on your spine, measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down.
• Make sure you keep your back as straight as possible while measuring.
• This torso measurement determines what size Osprey pack you should carry. Refer to the size charts above to find your ideal size.
• If you are in between sizes, it is ideal to try them both on before ordering.

HOW TO MEASURE HIPBELT SIZE:
• Measure around your hips at your iliac crest, NOT your waist.
• A properly fitted hipbelt rides centered over the hipbones and needs to be very snug.
• The padded portion should wrap well around your hips, leaving a gap of 3 to 6 inches between the tips of the both hip pads when securely tightened.
• Refer to the Hipbelts size chart above to help determine your ideal Osprey pack size, but again, your torso length is what should determine your pack size, NOT the hipbelt.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this pack! As an avid rock climber, backpacker, and mountaineer I needed a pack to do all these things and more. This pack is capable of carrying more than you'd ever want to, but it also compresses very well if empty(ish). Plan to use it backpacking? It's not easy to strap much on the outside(sleeping pad) when full. It carries weight extremely well, and the waist straps are thin, but they are reasonably comfortable. This IS a climbing pack and it is geared towards climbing. The water resistant materials were great in the snow, and yet they combated the ultra-rough J-Tree granite. The water-shedding back+shoulder straps worked fantastically(never wet/frozen).
Date published: 2011-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Rad This pack rocks. I actually should have gotten a women's pack, being that I am female. However, I am smaller, 110lbs, and have no hips. This is the only pack that fit me, even though its made for dudes. Thats cool though. It's ultra light weight, and really puts the weight on your hips and not your shoulders. The only complaint is that I would like the pockets on the bottoms sides to fit water bottles. There is no way. You can put an energy bar in there, even though it's hard to reach when hiking, and then clip the water bottles on with a biner...or put them in your pack which sucks...so yeah..that's a problem but otherwise AWESOME!
Date published: 2009-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pack that we've all been waiting for! Osprey finally made a great technical pack for winter mountaineering, rock climbing and just about anything else you want to do with it. I bought it Specifically for winter climbing trips for a fast and light alpine assaults on the Colorado 14ers. I have personally had no problems attatching anything to the outside of the pack. I carry more than enough stuff to make myself comfortable on 2-3 day winter trips where the mercury is well below freezing. I will say this much, it is a very tough bag! I have caught this pack on more sharp rocks than i can count and have yet to get anything more than an abrasion on the fabric! Great pack for winter tech routes!
Date published: 2011-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some people knew what they were doing when they made this pack This thing has really smart design elements that you'll appreciate halfway through a trip or when you change the configuration. Get the 52, it's a versatile size and it can always pack up smaller. The frame is real comfy and puts most of the weight on your hips. It weighs nothing. The one thing I would add are two cinchable loops at the bottom for attaching random gear (like a tent) to the bottom of the bag; however, if you're relatively clever, like I am, you can figure out how to do it with dental floss and a carabiner.
Date published: 2009-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really versatile pack I bought this pack for my first mountaineering trip and I was surprised at how well it climbed. Coming from a sport climbing background I expected climbing with a pack to be pretty awkward, but this pack really kept the load balanced and in place. Additionally, it seems like just the right volume to fill up with gear for alpine climbs, but not so huge that you can't cinch down its straps and pack your sport gear out to the crag. Out of all the stuff I've done with it, I've never wished for a different piece of gear.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Better Option! Ok, so it does have a few extra straps and buckles, but this pack is the bomb! I use it in all condition and at all altitudes. The fabric and construction are rock solid. It can carry a week or a day. Feels like I'm out with a daypack when wearing the 52. Great stability when getting vertical. Oh, and it's BRIGHT RED - awesome! Get it now.
Date published: 2010-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YOU'LL LOVE THIS PACK NEVE HAVE I EVER OWNED A MORE COMFORTABLE FITTING PACK , I ACTUALLY BOUT MY PACK ON EBAY FOR 60 BUCKS MORE FOR THE PRICE MOOSEJAW OFFERS, SO THIS HERE IS AWESOME PRICE THE PACK HOLDS UP GREAT , THE SIZING IS PREFECT, THE MATERIAL IS WATER RESISTANT AS IT HANDLE WELL IN WET WEATHER, PERFECT DAY OR EVEN TWO DAY PACK.
Date published: 2010-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great climbing pack! Really I couldn't ask for more in a pack. It holds enough enough for most trips and also has the gear loops, etc. needed to fit all your technical gear. This is also the most comfortable pack I've worn on multiday trips either hiking or climbing. All-around best pack I've owned.
Date published: 2012-09-07
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