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Montane Womens Oxygen 24 Saskatoon

Montane Womens Oxygen 24 Saskatoon

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Montane Womens Oxygen 24 Saskatoon

The Oxygen 24 is the perfect year round pack for walking, scrambling, mountaineering and general mountain abuse. It's the ideal size for a half-day walk or someone moving fast and light throughout the day. 

Description

Season : 2019W OFFER

Code : PFO24SAS

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Montane Oxygen 24?

The Oxygen 24 is the perfect pack for those who are set out to do it all, whether that's a casual stroll through the countryside, right up to mountaineering, scrambling and fast & light activities . It's tough, breathable, comfortable and ready for just about any adventure you have planned for it. 

What is it made of?

Montane have used a super burly, abrasion resistant 210D RAPTOR Geo nylon for the main fabric which is then given a DWR coating, ensuring a high level of water resistance, abrasion resistance and longevity through repeated abuse. Montane's RAPTOR 420D nylon is then used over the base for additional durability against rocky surfaces. The combination of these two materials means you get a pack that is not only going to protect your kit when you’re out on long days but will also still look great after years of use and abuse.  

What is the back system?

The back system on the Oxygen is simple, effective and exceptionally comfortable. The entire panel is made from a soft foam with cut-outs in certain areas to maximise flexibility, breathability and airflow. The same foam is used over the shoulders and hip belt with a layer of mesh over the top. 

The shape of the carry system takes a lot of influences from Montane’s running packs, so you’ll find that this system sits snugger and is more stable than other packs you may be used to. By far the most effective part of this design is the stretchy, wide mesh fins on the hip belts. These feel more like and item of clothing than a pack. They help to get rid of any excess space between you and the pack and are one of the main components in the overall stability of the Oxygen. The elasticity in these fins also means that they fit a wide range of body types – whether you’re skinny, curvy, pear shaped or anything in between, these fins will mould to all your wobblie-bobblies and help you carry heavy loads far more efficiently.  

What are the features?

No pack is complete without an array of useful pockets. The Oxygen features two zipped pockets on the hip belt, or as I prefer to call them, snack pockets. The large main pocket is where you’ll store the majority of your kit. It has a lovely, big clamshell opening so you can really easily get to all your kit in the main compartment. This big opening also makes it really easy to get your hydration bladder in and out of the pack. 

There’s an internal hydration sleeve to store a bladder – the exit point for your hose is on the right-hand side of the pack and the right-hand side shoulder strap has a handy little elastic loop that you thread your hose through to stop it from flailing about everywhere. 

There is also a large front pocket which is a great place to stash your first aid kit and your shell jacket – bits that you might not want to spend a lot of time searching for. This front pocket also has a zippered security pocket with a key clip. On the sides you have two stretch mesh pockets that will fit a litre bottle in each, as well as Montane’s own ‘baguette pocket’ that allows for secure storage of longer items like tent poles, tall water bottles and also rolled up jackets. 

The little add on features are what really make this pack – the walking pole and ice axe attachments are easy to use and can be tucked away neatly when you’re not using them. The pack also has a very sneakily hidden away ice axe protector sleeve which helps to keep the sharp bits in place and away from the rest of your pack and your body. At the top of this sleeve is a little nylon loop which is a great bike-light attachment point. The pack also has two compression straps on each side so you can synch the pack right down if it isn’t filled to capacity. 

  • Tool attachment points
  • Tough outer fabric
  • Large front pocket with internal zippered security pocket and key clip
  • Comfortable backsystem
  • Flexible
  • Foam cut-outs for breathabililty
  • Mesh lined hipbelt for grip
  • Hydration compatible
  • Womens specific design
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: 791g

Outer fabric: RAPTOR Geo 210D Nylon

Sizing Information

 

Women's Clothing

UK 6/US 4/EUR 32 

UK 8/US 6/EUR 34

UK 10/US 8/EUR 36

UK 12/ US 10/EUR 38 UK 14/US 12/EUR 40 UK 16/US 14/EUR 42
BUST

78 - 82cm

31 - 33in

82 - 86cm

33 - 34in

86 - 90cm

34 -36in

90 - 94cm

36 - 37in

94 - 98cm

37 - 38in

98 - 102cm

38 - 40in

WAIST

60 - 64cm

24 - 25in

64 - 68cm

25 - 27in

68 - 72cm

27 -28in

72 - 76cm

28 - 30in

76 - 80cm

30 - 31in

80 - 84cm

31 - 33in

HIP

86 - 90cm

34 - 35in

90 - 94cm

35 - 37in

94 - 98cm

37 - 38in

98 - 102cm

38 - 40in

102- 106cm

40 - 42in

106 - 110cm

42 - 43in

INSIDE LEG - REG

75.5cm

29.75in

77cm

30.5in

78.5m

31in

80cm

31.5in

81.5cm

32in

83cm

32.5in

INSIDE LEG - SHORT

70.5cm

27.75in

72cm

28.5in

73.5cm

29in

75cm

29.5in

76.5cm

30in

78cm

30.75in

INSIDE LEG - LONG

80.5cm

31.5in

82cm

32.25in

83.5cm

32.75in

85in

33.5in

86.5cm

34in

88m

34in

 

 WOMEN'S GLOVES

XS

S

M

L

HAND CIRCUMFERENCE

(Excluding Thumb)

17 - 18cm

6.75 - 7.25in

18 - 19cm

7.25 - 7.5in

19 - 20cm

7.5 - 8in

20 - 21cm

8 - 8.5in

HAND LENGTH

16 - 17cm

6.25 - 6.75in

17 - 18cm

6.75 - 7.25in

18 - 19cm

7.25 - 7.5in

19 - 20cm

7.5 - 8in

 

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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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