Wanted Womens XS Backpack - 30-50L

dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
I'm on the lookout for a womens XS backpack (for small back length around 5ft tall).

It seems Osprey and Gregory make good models in XS sizes but open to anything that isn't too heavy.
 

tom

Thru Hiker
Zpacks designed packs specifically for woman that might be worth checking out. Tom at Atom packs will make packs made to (back) measure (and in any volume size you choose). They are presently making a custom size I ordered for my cousin....
 

cat_agarus

Backpacker
I’ve a new and unused Atom+ 40 in Small, if you’re interested. I am 5 ft 2 with a short back so it could work well for your intended user.
 

cat_agarus

Backpacker
(Reason I haven’t used it is because I went with a 50 instead, not because there’s anything wrong with the pack, which I actually find incredibly comfy for its weight.)
 

dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
Zpacks designed packs specifically for woman that might be worth checking out. Tom at Atom packs will make packs made to (back) measure (and in any volume size you choose). They are presently making a custom size I ordered for my cousin....
Thank you, a good option if I can't find something else that fits but a little over the budget for now.

Unfortunately, Zpacks discontinued their pack for smaller women (Scout) and currently only have a 60L women's pack. Their Women's Scout is still available in the Bargain Bin until the old stock is sold off, though.
Thank you for mentioning - will keep an eye out for something local (UK).

I’ve a new and unused Atom+ 40 in Small, if you’re interested. I am 5 ft 2 with a short back so it could work well for your intended user.
Thank you for mentioning - they look great packs but suspect it will be over budget now.
 
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dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
Back length is 40.5cm.

Found online the UOG that the Trailblazer is 45-53cm but can't find the back length range for the woman's specific Azote.

Any ideas appreciated. Doesn't have to be ultralight but keen to keep the weight down (won't be carrying too much).
 

dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
Osprey XS/S sizing seems to be bang on and the narrower shoulder straps etc. of a woman's specific pack a benefit too.
 

cathyjc

Thru Hiker
Back length is 40.5cm.
= 16" in old money.
Golite womens packs used to quote 15" upwards for their small size.
I have a back length 16" and the Golite W's small fits me. (hence me being a fan of their packs :cool:)

However, occasional appearances on Ebay is the only place you will find them .....
Unless a "Wanted" on here brings up any ??
 

dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
Thank you Cathy, nice to have another option.

We have a couple months until the first real trip so will set a saved search on eBay in case one shows up :)
 

cathyjc

Thru Hiker
Thank you Cathy, nice to have another option.

We have a couple months until the first real trip so will set a saved search on eBay in case one shows up :)
There is a complication with the way Golite labelled their womens packs .....
They used to label mens as L or M and womens as S or M (as appropriate0
For the later few years they changed the womens labelling to M or L ( I guess to mirror the mens).
So a S is definately a womens small, but a pack labelled M could be either - a mens M, a womans M (large) or a womans M (small) .....
Just ask the seller to measure the exact length from the bottom to the where the straps attach.

This pack is probably a bit smaller than what you where after but I have one myself and as a day sack it's like a limpet on your back - recomended :)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144889536539
 

dave_g

F.K.A dave_gowenlock
There is a complication with the way Golite labelled their womens packs .....
They used to label mens as L or M and womens as S or M (as appropriate0
For the later few years they changed the womens labelling to M or L ( I guess to mirror the mens).
So a S is definately a womens small, but a pack labelled M could be either - a mens M, a womans M (large) or a womans M (small) .....
Just ask the seller to measure the exact length from the bottom to the where the straps attach.

This pack is probably a bit smaller than what you where after but I have one myself and as a day sack it's like a limpet on your back - recomended :)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144889536539

Very useful info on sizing, thank you, and appreciate the specific link. You always take time to share helpful replies :)
 
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