DISCOUNT EXPED Torrent 20 Climbing Mountaineering
Fully weatherproof roll-top daypack in a compact form factor. Low maintenance daypack that stands out in its sleek design and easy handling, making it perfect for a ride to school, commute to work or stroll through your local market. The roll-top closure and high frequency welded construction ensure dry contents under all weather conditions. An internal neoprene stretch pocket (34 × 25 × 3 cm) holds all kinds of electronic gadgets up to 15" lap tops in safety. The suspension system with contact back padding, contour shoulder harness and hip strap offers good support and load bearing properties even on longer day trips. Torrent 20 with its tapered shape sits snugly making it deal for bike use or on multi pitch climbs. And it also features a bike light attachment loop for your safety.
19.7 × 10.6 × 6.7 in
12.2 - 45.3 in
840 D Oxford nylon, TPU film laminate, >10'000 mm water column
Oeko-Tex 100 certified
Depending on pack volume and intended use the suspension system of a backpack becomes an essential feature. Defining torso length is not necessarily critical on a daypack but crucial on backpacking or alpine touring packs, as only perfect fit can warrant transfer of a bulk of the pack weight to the hips.
The center of the hipbelt ideally rests on the hip bone crest (pelvis) in order to bear the bulk of the load (refer to diagram) especially on large internal frame backpacks. But no rule without exceptions and sometimes a shorter torso length is better, for example in alpine or mountaineering situations where a short back allows easy access to the climbing harness.
HOW IS TORSO LENGTH DEFINED?
Use a measuring tape to measure the distance between the top edge of the shoulders or C7 vertebrae (the one that protrudes when facing down) to the top crest of the hip bone (pelvis).
A rough guide to pack sizing and torso lengths:
medium (M) = 48 - 52 cm / 19 - 20.5 inch
long (L) = 53 - 58 cm / 21 - 23 inch