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Expedition pack for small frame....

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Nick B · · Anchorage, Alaska · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 58

My wife has a torso length of about 14.5/15 inches and we are having difficulty finding a pack that fits her and is large enough to carry her gear for winter camping/climbing/expedition without needing a sled. We live in Alaska and as such need to use some fairly bulky gear to stay safe. The sled is OK for the expedition type stuff, but we really need a pack that can carry all out gear. The largest pack I could find for her was a Gregory Deva 80, but in the extra small size that fits her it is only 75 liters which is not quite enough considering our -30 bags etc. The Denali 100 is perfect and about the size we are looking for, but the torso length is too long.

Anyone have any suggestions for a pack that would fit her? Or is our only option getting a custom fitted pack? What do all the short mountaineers of the world do?

climbing coastie · · Wasilla, AK · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 90

Have you looked into brands from Asia? There are many accomplished mountaineers from that part of the world that are shorter in stature.

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