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Osprey Womens Tempest 20 Iris Blue

Osprey Womens Tempest 20 Iris Blue

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The Tempest is the women's specific fit model of the iconic Talon. Focused on ultra-lightweight performance and free flowing ventilation this versatile pack is perfect for any outdoor activity from commuting to mountain marathons.

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Code : 543831BLU.WS/WM

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The Tempest is the female version of the iconic Talon packs and features a female form specific harness with superb comfort and ventilation. The Tempest 20 is the perfect do-it-all pack for all your outdoor adventures, but it is equally at home on the daily commute.

This mid sized pack has a zipped front panel access so you can get at your kit quickly and easily and features the clever LidLock system to stash a bike helmet. The AirScape back panel uses ridged foam under mesh fabric to provide stability and free flowing ventilation and incorporates simple Velcro torso length adjustment. All Tempest packs sit close to your back for stability and security yet still breathe superbly.

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 but in a much more minimalist way. 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. 

Because the Tempest 20 does not have a rigid frame it can easily be stashed in your luggage for use as a lightweight spare pack when travelling. The shoulder harness and hip belt are made with BioStretch materials, die cut EVA foam and stretch fabrics move with your body for un-restricted movement when running or climbing.

Hydration access is simple and quick, 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 20 does not scrimp on features with twin zipped hip belt pockets, stretch side pockets, stretch front pocket, stretch pocket on harness and the brilliant Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment system. 

  • AirScape backpanel with foam ridges for ventilation
  • Female form specific BioStretch hipbelt and harness
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut compression
  • Zipped panel access
  • LidLock bike helmet attachment
  • Reflective graphics
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Internal mesh pocket
  • Soft lined top stash pocket
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch pocket on harness
  • External hydration access
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • LED bike light attachment point
  • Side compression straps
  • Single ice axe loop
 

 

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: 0.74kg

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

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    Osprey Womens Tempest 20 Iris Blue ,  On

    This rucksack and cover arrived very promptly from Trekitt. The rucksack was about the only thing that remained dry and comfortable after a day in the Lake District!
    YES Cynthia would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Womens Tempest 20 Iris Blue ,  On

    It arrived on time and I will definitely use Trekitt again. I bought this for my sister specifically for a meander up Snowdon. She's in a dark place at the moment and Im sure Snowdon will help. She loves the colour, fit everything about it. The arranged date for Snowdon didnt happen as she was having her roots coloured. What! Im not letting her off the hook though.
    YES Jon Chorlton would recommend this item
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The whole ordering and delivery process went very smoothly but unfortunately the boots I had ordered were slightly too narrow and had to be returned, the no quibbles returns process was quick and easy, with Trekitt keeping me informed by email at every step of the way, including receipt of my parcel and when my refund had been processed. Service and communication with this company always excellent.

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