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Osprey Quasar 28 Armour Grey

Osprey Quasar 28 Armour Grey

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The Quasar 28 is a nice smaller option if the Nebula 34 is just a little too big for your needs. Another lifestyle city bag from Osprey that keeps your electronics safe and your things organised.

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Season : ZZZ Discontinued

Code : 547240

Weight : 0KG

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The Quasar 28 is full of loads of useful features for the active commuter or student. It has an laptop sleeve that will easily accommodate a 15.4" laptop, so you dont have to faff with prying your laptop out from amongst all your files and books, and there are handy organiser pockets within the bag to keep all your cables and USB sticks safe. This bag has more sleeves than your shirts and more pockets than you can shake a wet fish at. So as well as the padded laptop sleeve there is also an internal tablet sleeve and document sleeve.

For all your other things you want to keep quick to had the is also a front zip organiser pocket, this has lots of spaces for pens and other thing such as key and music players. On the outside of this pocket there is a bungee compression system for you to stuff your coat in or other items such as todays paper.

If you like to cycle to work there is a waist belt that helps keep the bag close to your body and a sternum strap to stop the comfy shoulder straps moving around and slipping off your shoulders. The reflective graphics will help you to be seen but just to make sure there is a handy bike light attachment loop for when the days get shorter and the nights get longer. And as this is Osprey we are talking about, they have popped on a safety whistle. So if you do decide to take this out on the hill you can signal for help if you get into a spot of bother; its pretty useful in the city too if you come across someone who is after your wallet.

  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Internal tablet sleeve
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Zippered panel access
  • Zippered scratch-free sunglasses and electronics pocket
  • Front bungee compression system
  • Reflective graphics
  • Front panel organiser pocket
  • Grab handles
  • Internal document sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Internal organisation pocket
  • LED bike light attachment point
  • Side compression straps
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
Care & Advice

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.

ADJUSTING THE BACK LENGTH

If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.

LOOSEN OFF ALL STRAPS

Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.

TIGHTENING THE HIPBELT

Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.

ADJUSTING THE SHOULDER STRAPS

Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.

FASTENING THE CHEST STRAP

Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.

ADJUSTING THE TOP TENSIONERS

Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE TENSIONERS

Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE COMPRESSION STRAPS

Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.

ADJUSTMENTS ON THE GO

Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Weight: 0.93 kg

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    Osprey Quasar 28 Armour Grey ,  On

    A versatile and durable backpack! Used it for commuting, overnight stay and training. I Highly recommend this product!
    YES Y would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Quasar 28 Armour Grey ,  On

    Great lightweight bag for all day stuff - use it for my SLR Camera in a carry case within the main body. Loads of pockets esp good for water bottle in side pocket.
    YES Dennis would recommend this item
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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

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