‘The Speed 30 is a solid, modern take on the traditional lidded alpine pack with the option to strip it down by an additional 400 grammes on days when you want to dance nimbly up the mountain in uncompromising fast and light mode…’
Outdoors Magic: Reasonably light, strippable, stable and supportive, classic features, selectively tough, traditional top-loading, floating lid lay-out, pockets, happy with heavier loads. Good build quality.
Outdoors Tragic: Weightier than some in full spec, dinky gear-loops on belt a little fiddly.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Speed 30 is very much a lightened-up classic alpine pack complete with supportive frame-sheet back system, floating lid with pocket, soluble snow closure, removable crampon straps and so on. It carries heavier loads better than some lighter packs thanks to the combination of foam pad and frame-sheet and feels stable and supportive, though not exactly luxurious. The sleek, tall profile works well too. Strip out the lid and backpad/sheet and you can cut the weight down to 830g without losing all your back padding. All of which makes it a versatile all-round technical mountain pack.
Lightweight mountaineering pack / fabrics Nylon 210d ripstop main, 420d abrasion / reinforced base / thermoformed back panel / top-loading with removable floating lid / drawcord skirt closure and tuck-away rope strap / Micro ice-tool PickPockets™ and removable 20 mm crampon straps / removable hipbelt with fixed webbing belt and removable framesheet that doubles as a bivi pad / hydration compatible.
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