‘Tough, minimalist, throwback, Swiss guide-developed mountain pack saves weight and complexity, but the basic foam mat back system is, well, basic which tells with heavier loads.’
Outdoors Magic: Tough, simple and well made. No frills lightweight design with some neat touches. And functional.
Outdoors Tragic: No frills design won’t suit everyone. Careful packing needed.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Core 35’s something of a throwback to the day when alpine packs were tough and simple bags with a few straps added, but with some modern flourishes where it matters. It’s very light for its size, but the fabric and construction feel proper tough and with careful packing the sac is reasonably comfortable and stable too. Plus it has the core mountain features you really need with a sleek, non-snagging profile. We did find it less comfortable with heavier loads and we’d have liked a rope-retaining top-strap for cragging and approach use, but for durable fast and lightism, it ticks the boxes nicely.
Minimalist, lightweight mountain pack / 1680 D Ballistic nylon, PU coated, / Polyester back panel / top lid with pocket / carabiner-type strap fastener / removable back panel/mat / removable hip-belt / toggled hydration pocket / twin shock-cord ice-axe loops / daisy chain looped front webbing
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