Osprey Mutant 28 Pack – lightweight rucksack. Gear News

Osprey Mutant 28

Osprey bring out a Alpine version of the classic Mutant Pack…

The award winning Mutant climbing pack originally launched in 2008 was designed in cooperation with athletes on the quest for the perfect climbing pack. This Autumn/Winter 2011 sees a 28 litre addition to compliment the range of clean, strong and lightweight packs for alpine adventures.

The new Mutant 28 has been designed for lighter, faster and shorter ascents and has a clean design providing the user with essential features only. To give the range a fresh, modern feel, Osprey’s tweaked a few features and given the existing Mutant 38 and the new 28 an invigorating hi-vis green colour-way to give what we feel is the ultimate lightweight mountain pack choice.

The Mutant 28 sports a select, well-researched set of features whilst the Mutant 38 has been revised to bring it in line with this new addition:

•Lightweight, durable construction

Durability and abrasion resistance are crucial factors in alpine pack design. A strategic mix of highly durable and lightweight fabrics enables the perfect blend of lightweight performance and dependable durability.


With two sizes to choose from, compression-molded and contoured backpanel, you get a great fit and breathablecomfort. Low profile hip fins (Mutant 28) and a reverse-wrap stowable hipbelt (Mutant 38) guarantee unrivalled levels of stability and control.

•Top ‘X’ Compression

This unique new feature allows the Mutant 28 & 38 to be further compressed once the lid’s been removed it alsoprovides additional closure security against the elements and allows you to “clean-up” redundant straps and buckleswhen the lid’s removed.

•Strippable Features

Weight is sometimes more crucial than features. Fully strippable pack components allow features such as lids (Mutant 28 and 38), hipbelt webbing (Mutant 28), framesheet/bivi-pad (Mutant 38) and compression straps (Mutant 28 and 38) to be easily and quickly removed.

•Hipalon Racking System (UPDATED)

This modern, useful racking method has been refined and now uses Hipalon Racking Tubes and a mini gear loop.


A lightweight, easy, innovative attachment for ice axes or modern modular tools.


Lid pockets for quick access as well as internal ‘essentials’ pocket for when the lid is removed.

Colours: Mutant 28 Alloy and Forest

Prices: Mutant 28 SRP: €80/£70/NOK 800

Look out for the CGR review later this Autumn!


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