Not easy to find an American brand daypack in bundle shops

Not easy to find an American brand daypack in bundle shops

This is an adventure daypack I found at a bundle shop in Klang, Malaysia. It’s an Osprey! This is certainly not the normal stuff one would find at a bundle shop. Somehow I have a feeling it is not from bundle (‘pecah bundle’). It is very rare to be able to find such packs in bales. I have a feeling that the shop owner got this pack, probably from one of the whole sellers. It is not uncommon that bundle dealers these days hand pick their items from wholesalers and then resell them in their stores.

Osprey packs are well known in the US. They are almost a household name in that country. Though I believe many of their packs are designed for snow, some of their ‘newer’ models are actually quite good even for our Malaysian environment. Watch Amazing Race and you’ll notice many of the teams using this brand.

Osprey is a well known outdoor brand in the US

Osprey is a well known outdoor brand in the US

I was just in Klang, not really on a bundle hunt but can’t help but make a quick detour to a shop. Now if you ask me, I can’t remember where exactly it is to be honest. Anyway, besides the usual clothing, there are small bags and some daypacks as well.

The tear on the lid

The tear on the lid

When I saw this Osprey pack on the wall, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I’ve seen many other brands (mostly unknown) hanging on the walls of bundle shops, this Osprey is certainly a welcomed sight. The price tag? RM90. Rightly so. New, this pack would have cost nothing less than RM250 in Malaysia I reckon.

The pack has all the sippers and buckles working. None broken. The only thing is a small tear on the top lid with can be easily fixed with a needle and some string. I decided to use a small piece of black cloth to ‘sew’ the pieces together.

The black piece of cloth that I will use to stitch the ‘tears’ together

The black piece of cloth that I will use to stitch the ‘tears’ together

The buckles in the waist straps are working as well

The buckles in the waist straps are working as well

The back panel of the pack is quite good this one. The manufacturer has ‘embossed’ the brand logo (an Osprey) onto the back. This not only gives it a good look but it also provides some back ventilation for the wearer

Like most American brands packs, this Osprey is not short of bells and whistles (literally). The chest strap buckle comes with a built in whistle. This feature may come in handy when attracting attention. There are pockets almost at every conceivable location on the pack. So many that I doubt if I can ever remember where the items are in the first place.

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There’s zippered pockets/ compartments all over the pack

There’s zippered pockets/ compartments all over the pack

The inside section of the pack is rather spacious. It has a rather curved rigid back panel. So, as usual, packing can be a bit tricky.

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I am happy with this Osprey daypack from the Klang bundle shop. Of course I bargained and got away with slightly cheaper price that what was advertised. Though I doubt if I will ever be making another trip to the shop, I do sure hope I can see more of such good quality stuff in the Malaysia kedai bundle scene!

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