Built for ski mountaineers and ice climbers, Osprey’s Variant 37 is ideal for mountain travelers who need a durable pack to transport skis and ice tools with security and comfort. The removable hipbelt has built-in gear loops and is contoured to facilitate movement and fit easily around a climbing harness. You can also remove the pack’s top lid and deploy the integrated FlapJacket™ closure system when it’s time to move light and fast. Other mountain-specific features include redesigned ice tool attachments to keep your tools secure yet allow one-handed access via bungee tie offs and side release buckles. Dual side wand/ice pro pockets keep critical gear close for an extra margin of safety. A-frame ski carry loops transport skis in the classic fashion. Three bombproof attachment points give you peace of mind when hauling. All zipper-pulls and buckles are designed to be glove friendly. A rear shove-it pocket gives you a place to shove an extra layer whether you’re climbing the skin track in search of powder or hiking to the base of an unclimbed ice route.
Key Mountaineering Features: Dual ice tool holster with bungee tool tie-offs and lower side release buckles allow one-handed access. Durable pick sleeves and adjustable axe head strap fit a wide range of tool shapes. Once attached, tools carry protected and secure. Dual front and single reinforced rear haul loops provide simple, secure hauling capabilities. Reinforced A-frame ski carry loops work in conjunction with compression/retention straps to provide stable ski carry.
Interchangeable Hipbelt: The Variant offers a climbing-focused interchangeable hipbelt with gear loops, ErgoPull™ closure and a narrow cut design to accommodate a climbing harness.
Stripped Weight: The top-lid with integrated FlapJacket™ system, framesheet and aluminum stay and hipbelt are all removable to optimize weight savings.
Glove Friendly Access - Glove friendly zipper pulls and buckles allow for quick and easy use in adverse conditions
Aluminum/HDPE Suspension: Removable 6mm aluminum frame and 1.5mm HDPE framesheet
Thermoformed Contoured Backpanel: Snow shedding material to reduce ice/snow buildup
Countered EVA Harness: Webbing attachment points and reservoir hose routing Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
Removable/Interchangeable Hipbelt: Contoured for optimal fit and load transfer Narrow cut to accommodate movement and climbing harness
Reverse wrap stowable ergoPull™ closure: Gear loop and attachment points