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Genie Daypack
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Genie Daypack

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Genie Daypack

Manufacturer: Serratus

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Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Jul 5, 2002 / Jul 5, 2002

Object ID: 404

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Perfect for the summit dash or as a daypack to complement the “mother ship” on skiing or trekking holidays. The Genie folds into its lid for easy carrying inside a larger alpine pack or pocket. Note that this is a very lightweight pack with no backpad or frame, built for specialized

“fast and light” occasional usage.



Super light 210-denier high-tenacity nylon.

Contoured shoulder straps are of stretch laminated fabric.

Key holder.

40mm waistbelt for stability.

Reviews

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William MarlerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Excellent Summit pack or for day trips. Weighs nothing. Durable. Expands well to take lots of volume. Inside the top there is a good storage pouch for keys compass ect.
Posted Jul 5, 2002 7:57 am

UncleBobUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This pack has logged more miles on my back than any other.



I use it exclusively for all alpine daytrips and have brought it along for more than one overnighter. Again and again I seem to stuff it for overnight trips with loads that would seem unwise, but I have yet to have this pack let me down.



First off the material is very durable for an ultralight pack, unlike those ultrathin adventure weenie sacs, this one can take abuse and keep on ticking. The ice axe loops are solid and can easily accomodate technical ice tools or a full length mountain axe, with a little thought and a bit of shock cord.



It has suprising capacity thanks to the simple design and should be an excellent pack for weekend ultralight hiking trips. The exterior attachment points are robust to lash on a sleeping pad leaving plenty of room for a shelter and sleeping bag.



I've summited many 10 000+ rockies peaks with it and cleaned out my stuff from basecamp and hike back to the car with 40 pounds for several hours on at least one occasion. Definately at the limit of confort but a very acceptable compromise and would do the same again.



The hip "belt" is useless so I chopped it off and added some shock cord on the top and back of the pack for crampons and extra layers.



Same yourself some money and try this pack out for yourself, it's so light it's hard to justify leaving it behind. It packs inside it's own lid pocket to the size of a grapefruit.



Note that serratus is no more and this pack is now discontinued. You can still find it at your local MEC in canada taking up shelf space from people who don't know what they are missing... at a discount !
Posted Nov 1, 2005 2:59 pm

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