Light, strong, and stoic, Osprey’s Mutant 28 is a perfect partner on your next high alpine adventure. This bucket-style top-loading pack has a featherweight aluminum suspension system that handles loads up to 40 pounds. The mesh Airscape™ backpanel provides ventilation and all-day carrying comfort. When the summit is in sight and every ounce counts, shed weight by removing the pack’s suspension, compression straps, and the helmet carry sling. Other alpine-specific features include A-frame ski carry loops, dual ToolLocks™ with bungee tool tie-offs, and front panel webbing loops for crampon attachment. It also has an interior mesh slash pocket to keep small items organized. All zipper pulls and buckles are glove-friendly to keep your hands protected while grabbing for gear in frosty temps. And the hipbelt has built-in gear loops so you can to keep a few pieces handy to build a quick belay anchor and safely bring your partner up the final Class 4 scramble to the summit.
Stripped Weight: The top-lid with integrated FlapJacket™ system*, framesheet and aluminum stay, helmet carry, rope attachment strap and side compression straps are all removable to optimize weight savings. *Mutant 38 only
Reverse Wrap Hipbelt: The unique hipbelt system allows the users to wrap the padded hipbelt out of the way of the climbing harness.
Key Climbing Features: Dual ToolLocks™ with bungee tie-offs for quick and easy access to your ice tools. Reinforced A-frame ski carry loops work in conjunction with compression/retention straps to provide stable ski carry.
Large Zippered Top Access - Zippered, wide mouth bucket load top access provides easy access to the pack’s internal contents
Interior Slash Pocket - Interior mesh slash pocket keeps smaller gear organized
Minimal Padded Hipbelt Wings - Minimal padded hipbelt wings include gear loops for quick rigging
Rope Compression - Integrated rope compression strap keeps your cord secure
Aluminum/HDPE Suspension: Removable aluminum stay and 1.2mm HDPE frame sheet
Reverse Spacer Mesh Airscape Backpanel: Smooth breathable surface over ventilated ridged foam
Reverse Spacer Mesh Harness: Smooth breathable surface die cut foam Webbing attachment points and reservoir hose routing Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
Padded EVA Hipbelt: Reverse wrap hipbelt padding wings with gear loop and attachment points (38l) Minimal padded hipwings with gear loops (28l)