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Osprey Variant 52 Pack

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Product Description Item No.   10255089

The Osprey Variant 52 Pack is a mountaineering and climbing pack for icy, snowy pursuits. The Variant 52 weighs in under 4 pounds, with a load carry range from 35 to 50 pounds. Load in your gear from the top, and from there you can adjust the pack as necessary for your adventure. Yup, that means you can remove pieces to drop the weight even further, such as the top pocket, and you still have the FlapJacket™ closure system to keep your gear protected from the elements. The HDPE framesheet and aluminume peripheral rod are also removable, as well as the EVA foam hipbelt. Carry your ice tools using the dual holster and bungees at the front and stuff your crampons or shell in the front panel. All that, and it still finds a way to carry your skis in an A-frame.

FEATURES of the Osprey Variant 52 Pack

  • A-frame ski carry
  • EVA foam expedition hipbelt
  • ErgoPull hipbelt closure
  • Front panel compression pocket
  • Hydration
  • Integrated FlapJacket closure system
  • Removable suspension/backpanel
  • Removable top pocket
  • Three point haul system
  • Tool carry
  • Wand/Ice Pro pockets

- + Product Specifications
Weight (Medium): 3 lbs 6 oz
Weight: 55 oz
Product Technology: Osprey High Road Chassis, Osprey Peripheral Frame
Weight (Large): 3 lbs 8 oz
Dimensions: 29 x 13 x 11 in.
Weight Capacity: 50 lbs
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Suspension / Stays: Aluminum
Weight (Small): 3 lbs 5 oz
Pack Capacity (Small): 48 liters / 2929 cubic inches
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Shadow Box
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Capacity (Medium): 52 liters / 3173 cubic inches
Pack Capacity (Large): 55 liters / 3356 cubic inches
Gender: Mens
Features: Detachable Lid, Sternum Strap, Hydration Compatible, Hip Belt Pockets, Ice Axe / Trekking Pole Loops, Compression Straps, Removable Hip Belt
Best Use: Travel, Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine, Expedition
Pack Capacity: 52 liters / 3173 cubic inches
Frame Type: Internal
Hydration Capacity: 50 - 100 oz
Pack Access: Top
Osprey High Road Chassis

Osprey High Road Chassis
All Osprey wheeled travel packs utilize Osprey’s proprietary High Road™ Chassis featuring an ergonomic retractable handle with integrated vent fins, a 6001 Aluminum frame, ultra-durable and light-weight composite base with a fiberglass matrix inlay and integrated foot/grab handle, over-sized high traction polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings and a high clearance design.

Osprey Peripheral Frame

Osprey Peripheral Frame
Peripheral frame was a departure from the norm many years ago and it’s still the foundation of our gear hauling packs. A wire frame runs along the outside of the backpanel directly connecting the upper load lifters and the central core of the pack to the hipbelt to transition and spread the load. Allowing natural torsional movement, effective adjustable torsos, and different load range and backpanel builds makes this suspension design truly innovative.


Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large S / M M / L
Xenith - - - 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Aether (*excludes 60L) - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Volt 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Atmos AG - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - - -
Stratos, Manta AG (36L, 28L), Skarab (32L, 24L) - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Kestrel, Talon, Kamber - - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Volt - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Manta AG (20L), Skarab (18L), Raptor, Viper 17 - 21 - - - - - - -
Waypoint 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large S / M M / L
Exos, Variant - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - -
Escapist (*excludes 18L) - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Daylite 15 - 22 - - - - - -
Mutant, Radial, Farpoint - - - - - 15 - 19 18 - 22
Kamber Abs - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 22
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Zealot 15 - 21 - - - - - -
Syncro - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large XS / S S / M
Xena, Aura AG - 14 - 17 16 - 19 18 - 21 - - -
Ariel (*excludes 75 / 55L) - 14 - 17 16 - 18 18 - 21 20 - 22* - -
Viva, Wayfarer 14 - 19 - - - - - -
Sirrus - - - - - 15 - 18 16 - 20
Kyte, Tempest, Kresta - - - - - 13 - 17 16 - 20
Mira AG (34L, 26L), Skimmer (30L, 22L) - 15 - 18 17 - 20 - - - -
Mira AG (18L) 15 - 18 - - - - - -
Skimmer (16L) 15 - 19 - - - - - -
Raven, Verve 14 - 18 - - - - - -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age
Ace 75 14 - 19 11 - 18
Ace 50 13 - 18 8 - 14
Ace 38 11 - 15 6 - 11
Jet 18 13 - 17 8 +
Jet 12 11 - 15 5 +
Hydrajet 11 - 15 5 +
Moki 11 - 16 5 +
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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