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    Hi - I'm looking for a 40 litre ish rucksack for overnighters and i've narrowed it down to the following:-

    Berghaus Octans 40 - not sure, carries like the OMM32?...(not my favourite...)

    Haglofs Lim 35 - a bit heavier than i hoped (1050g)

    Vaude Triset 35+8 - know nothing much about these.

    Can anyone give me their opinions on these, or something similar out there? i was hoping to keep the sac weight around 750g but its not a deal breaker.

    I've got a Golite Jam and an OMM32 at the moment.

    Many thanks

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    I can only give an opinion on a 45 litre LIM. It's great. It doesn't feel like a 'heavy' pack such is the balance, hip belt and stability of it. Very durable, brilliant top closure system, easily accessible side pockets. The only thing that I don't like is the bladder sleeve and access. I'm stopping using one anyway so it's not a big issue but it annoyed me for a while.

    I think Cotswolds had them cheap a week or so ago.

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    Octans seems to carry much like a Classic 32 yes. Of course no idea if precisely the same but the one I tried seemed to fit my back (rare!) and very similar principles so I'd think very similar.

    Osprey's Hornet 32 is ~600g. Would have to check if its big enough I guess, and I'm not sold on that compression strap arrangement. Exos/Talon in the same sizes maybe weight plausible too.

    Any reason for not the slightly smaller Golite Jam relative?

    The LIMs were cheap, yes, because (as per PTC) they're canning them. Replacements seemingly a little bit heavier again?

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    The Lim replacements do look heavier and a bit over-engineered to me. Another good thing about it is the adaptability of it all; the back, shoulders and sides can all be adjusted to give a really good fit. The load seems to be carried as well as I could imagine. I think they have aluminium rods in the back.

    The LIM 35 is £60 at Cotswolds.

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    Black Diamond Axiom 40. A bit heavier than you'd like but a nice looking pack.

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    Thanks, i was thinking about the Golite Peak 35, will have another look.

    Probably out of all of them, the LIM 35 has impressed the most, i really like its features. But the Berghaus and the Vaude are closer to the weight i was hoping for.

    I think an Osprey Hornet 32 may be too tight, the Hornet 46 looks impressive but i cant see it stocked in the UK?... . I've already got an Exos 58.

    I'd be interested to know if anyones used the Triset 35+8


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    Hornet 46 doesn't exist in the UK. I've asked! Must think the market is only there in America or something.

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    save some money and just use the jam

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    ...i know... ...

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    The Triset, i have the ultralight 35 and the 35+8, i prefer the former.

    Main nag for me is the side pockets on the 35+8, they're too small, (i like to stick my tent in a side pocket with the top secured under the packs lid, not possible with this) and not stretchy mesh either, the lid zip is of the wrap around type too, which some people hate as gear can fall out when you're rummaging for an item, personally i prefer it though.

    The padding in the shoulder straps is also a little firmer than i'd like and can dig a little after a few hours.

    Tough pack though, and i do use it over the ultralight when i need that little extra space for winter trips.

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    what niel says and £60 at cotswolds.

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    and if out for more than a couple of nights the lim would be my 1st choice over my Omm 32 classic for comfort and tbh the Lim 35 is way bigger in pack volume than the Omm 32 and I dont just mean the extra 3ltr..

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    Thanks Twiggy, when i've checked it was the ultralight 35 i'd seen in the shop, i've then mistakenly went home and compared it to the 35+8 online, so its the former i was interested in.

    Yes, I think the Lim 35 is closer to 38 litres Diddy, seems much bigger than my OMM32

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    Talon 33 seems way bigger than 33 and carries really well in my opinion, not too heavy, well thought out, even the water bladder is outside the main bag so you don't have to rearrange things inside. Nice bag.

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    LA Yocton 35 in the Snow and Rock sale £66

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Manana View Post

    Thanks Twiggy, when i've checked it was the ultralight 35 i'd seen in the shop, i've then mistakenly went home and compared it to the 35+8 online, so its the former i was interested in.

    Yes, I think the Lim 35 is closer to 38 litres Diddy, seems much bigger than my OMM32
    If you're interested, I've got an as-new Triset 35+8 (standard, not the ultralight) for sale for a very reasonable price.

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    I really like the mutant - sits well and swallows up loads of gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    If you're interested, I've got an as-new Triset 35+8 (standard, not the ultralight) for sale for a very reasonable price.
    Thanks for the offer Jake but it was the ultralight 35 @ 700g i was more interested in. I mistook the 35+8 for the same sac when i googled it when i got home.

    Cheers.

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    Been offered a Berghaus Octans 40 or a Terra Nova Laser 35 both at a decent price. Anyone have a TN Laser 35? Doesnt sound like anyone has Octans 40?...

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    Looked at an Octans, considered (as it carried quite well), but decided that it really was considerably too close to a classic 32 to have both. Think its a little larger but its definetly not a massive 40 litres. Certainly less than the Villain I tried checking it against, and they're not massive for their quoted size.

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