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Osprey Womens Tempest 40 Mystic Magenta

Osprey Womens Tempest 40 Mystic Magenta

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The Tempest is the women's specific fit model of the iconic Talon. Focused on lightweight performance and free flowing ventilation this versatile pack is perfect for any outdoor activity from days in the mountains to travel use. 

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Description

Season : 2019S

Code : 5436MAG.WS/WM

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Tempest 40?

The Tempest 40 is the women's version of the iconic Osprey Talon 40 and was developed for the long-distance endurance user who demands the best performing kit when out for multi-day adventures or backpacking. This lightweight load lugger provides fantastic comfort and ventilation thanks to the Airscape back panel and BioStretch harness.

What is it made of?

A 70 x 100D Nylon construction means not only will this pack supply you with almost every feature known to a pack, but it'll also last years of abuse, whatever the activity. This tough outer fabric also features a durable water repellent coating to resist light showers if you happen to get caught out. If you're walking in torrential rain then we'd recommend the use of drybags which you can find here

What are the features?

The Tempest 40 features lid access into the pack so you can reduce or increase the volume when carrying plenty of kit. Hydration access is simple and quick, while an external sleeve lets you whip out your bladder for re-filling without having to enter the main compartment. Despite its minimal weight the Tempest 40 does not scrimp on features with twin zipped hip belt pockets, stretch side pockets, stretch front pocket, stretch pocket on harness, an internal key attachment clip, an LED attachment point, an ice axe loop, a sternum strap mounted whistle and the brilliant Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment system.

What is the backsystem?

Building on the success of the third generation tempest, this fourth generation version incorporates an entirely new and redesigned back system. Technology from Osprey's larger and heavier weight packs has been applied with the Tempest range, but still maintaining the lightweight and compact characteristics of the old pack. The hip belt features seamless lumbar support and wraps around the body tightly and securely. The fabrics have also been updated, with a more breathable mesh covered accordion foam being used throughout the back and hips. The new shape of the back panel allows more air to flow through and reduces the overall contact between your back and the pack. All Tempest packs sit close to your back for stability and security yet still breathe superbly. Because the Tempest 40 does not have a rigid frame it moulds to your shape distributing the weight evenly across shoulders and hips.

The shoulder harness and hip belt are made with BioStretch materials, die-cut EVA foam and stretch fabrics move with your body for unrestricted movement when scrambling, climbing and trekking. 

Summary

The Tempest 40 is ideal for ultra-lightweight backpacking, bothy to bothy camping and as a daypack when carrying plenty of kit. The lightweight yet comfortable and supportive design means you'll barely notice it on your back. AirScape mesh back covered accordion foam backpanel.

  • Women's specific
  • AirScape mesh covered accordion foam backpanel
  • Seamless lumbar to hipbelt body wrap
  • Top lid access
  • Adjustable torso length
  • External hydration access
  • Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut compression
  • Internal top load compression strap
  • Light weight peripheral frame 
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Base zip entry
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch pocket on harness
  • Twin zippered hipbelt pockets
  • LED attachment point
  • Twin ice axe loops
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Internal key attachment clip
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

Weight: 1.08kg

Fabrics: 70 x 100D Nylon Shadowbrick / 420HD Nylon Packcloth

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    Osprey Womens Tempest 40 Mystic Magenta ,  On

    Great backpack, small top to bottom but holds a lot of kit. Perfect for flight with no luggage allowance. Great fit, really comfortable when filled. So happy as I have downsized from my 65 litre women’s fit, Osprey (which I also loved for my year long trek) but learning to carry less and the tempest 40 litre just does the job.
    YES Lesley would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Womens Tempest 40 Mystic Magenta ,  On

    Excellent backpack. It suits my trekking needs entirely. I am in. 7 day trekking in the surtiam alps and I have everything I need in it..
    YES Maria would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Womens Tempest 40 Mystic Magenta ,  On

    Havent tried it in earnest yet but just love the look feel and weight of it
    YES Sue would recommend this item
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