Osprey - Mutant 38 Climbing Pack
The result of extensive testing and feedback from the vertical world, the Mutant 38 provides a simple, strong, lightweight solution for short alpine adventures or multi-day mountain trips. Minimalist without being minimal in carry or function, this pack allows you to focus on what's beyond and above, not what's on your back.
The results of extensive testing and feedback from the vertical world, the Mutant 38 provides a simple, strong, lightweight solution for short alpine adventures or multi-day mountain trips.
'Reverse Wrap' ErgoPull Hipbelt
Secures the hip-belt out of the way whilst wearing a climbing harness.
3-Point Haul System
Allows secure wall hauling
Axe Loops and Gorilla Grip Patch
Allow for attachment of either technical/non-technical ice tools, the Gorilla Grip patch boosting durability against sharp ice picks.
Allows the Mutant 38 to increase in capacity to a maximum of 48 litres, or shed overall pack weight when removed.
Hydration System Compatible
Internal hydration sleeve with hose port.
Lid Pockets and Spindrift Collar
External pocket's circular profile prevents equipment/accessories finding their way into the far corners of the pocket, whilst the internal pocket keeps small items handy. Removable spindrift collar provides protection from the elements and extra retention for rope carrying.
Removable 3-fold Bivi Pad
Easy remove/replacable 3-fold bivi pad for super-light alpine use or as a simple sit mat.
Thermoformed EVA backpanel
Thermoformed EVA foam maintains ventilation and minimizes moisture absorption whilst a lightweight, removable framesheet helps stabilize the pack when loaded.
Rapid, easy and removable load compression/adjustment. Easy installation of sleeping-mats, poles and skis. Once adjusted, excess webbing can be stowed in teh Mutant's wand pockets.
The green to yellow zones represent the recommended load range for this pack.
Volumes and Weights
US and International weight and volume specifications
“In 2009 we celebrated 35 years of Independent Innovation. Anchored by the design genius of company founder and head designer Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey has long set the standard for comfortably and efficiently carrying your gear. Since 1974, every single pack design bearing the name Osprey has passed through his hands. That’s a legacy that makes all of us at Osprey very proud.
And while Mike has always been the cornerstone of all that is Osprey, he’s inclined to divert the honors to the people who have been part of Osprey over the years. From his business partners in the early days of selling wholesale, to his wife Diane, to the Navajo sewers that helped make the words ‘Osprey’ and ‘Quality’ synonymous, to the talented group at our offices in Ho Chi Minh City, to our superb Sales Representatives and International Distributors and of course, our team at Osprey Headquarters in Cortez – these are the people that Mike says make Osprey what we are today. In turn, each of us inevitably point back to that Pfotenhauer design genius as the unbreakable thread that makes Osprey a company like no other in the outdoor industry.”