Osprey Crescent 70
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New BioForm CM hipbelt gives tailored comfort Twin compartments with zipped divider Removable hydration sleeve/pack for drinking on the go Stretch front pocket with water-resistant zip Robust fabrics for tough conditions
Osprey Crescent 70 Reviews
Reviewed by Simon Harry (Inverness) on 2006-02-02:
General comments: Go an Osprey Crescent to take on a year trip around New Zealand and Malaysia. Managed to fit everything in. The rucksack is pretty rugged although I was a little cheesed off to find them selling for half the price in Kuala lumpor. Sold it on my return as: 1. I didn't need such a big pack. 2. The fit needs to be exact, mine wasn't. 3. I was skint! My Crescent 70 was the older model that didn't have the moulded hipbelt - this addition should improve fit.
Pros: Swallows evrything - too much in my case. Fit, if you get it right.
Cons: Fit, I got it wrong - it just didnt 'stick' to my back like other sacs. Cost - at £200 you can get a Macpac Glissade for the same price. Height, its quite a tall pack. Quite heavy.
Reviewed by D.ten (S.Wales) on 2006-02-08:
General comments: Ellis Brigham state that these packs are 'the Rolls-royce of packs', I'm not sure if that is correct but osprey do make some mighty fine rucksacs. I have had a Crescent 70 for three years having bought it for a trip to the west coast of america. The rucksac features Osprey's ReCurve back system which directs the pack weight from your back onto your hips. This system works very well and i found even after long days on the trail i did not suffer from 'pack fatigue'. the back is well padded as is the hipbelt. there is adjustment in the back length so a custom fit is acheivable (they now have a moulded hipbelt). The pack is quite a tall pack allowing room for your arms to swing about, there is a headcup to also let your head swing about. the top of the pack converts intoa daypack/bumback although i have never used this. There is also room in the top for a hydration system but this seems very small.
My pack came with the small daypack attachment on the front, this is now an optional extra, shame, as I find this very useful. There are two lower side pockets aimed at holding a nalgene bottle (this is an American designed pack) and there is also access to the front via a hidden full length zip. The bottom sleeping bag compartment will take any sleeping bag and there is an internal divider to separate the main compartment.
The new Mountain Hardwear pack use a similar back system which is claimed to be even more comfortable - something to consider if you are planning to spend this kind of money. Overall very good.
Pros: Frame system, lots of space, Comfort
Cons: Does cost quite alot of money.