If saving weight is your top priority, then the OMM Adventure 45+10 is for you as it weighs just 921g, yet you still get a good set of hillwalking features. The back system has a stiffened panel that’s padded for more comfort while allowing the sack to be easily stuffed with gear without ‘barrelling’ and becoming uncomfortable. There’s a wide padded lower back pad, and the hipbelt and shoulder straps are also padded. But the shoulder straps and hipbelt lack the lateral stiffness of heavier sacks, so they aren’t as comfy as they could be, and you don’t get quite the same amount of airflow with the OMM Adventure 45+10 as on offer elsewhere either. The body of the sack comprises one main compartment with an attached lid that can extend upwards without water creeping in, thanks to a baffle between the lid and main body. The lid pocket is a good size, but there’s no zipped pocket on the underside of the lid. There are two mesh wand pockets with drawcords, and these work well with the drawcord side compression straps when you want to stash tent poles or trekking poles to the sides. You don’t get a front stash or zipped pocket as offered on other sacks, though, but you do get two good-sized zipped hip pockets. At £100 it is also a good price.
Capacity 45-55 litres
Internal compartments 1
External zipped pockets 3
Wand pockets? yes
Compression straps? yes
Men’s (unisex) back length one size
Women’s back length none
The OMM Adventure 45+10 is a slimmed-down pack that, while not offering the comfort of some others, is ideal for those needing to save weight.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine September 2014