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Oryx minimalist backpack

35 litre light, minimalist, and low-profile pack with roll-top closure weighing 535 g for fast and light alpine climbing

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Sometimes, all we crave are those fast and light days in the mountains… Less of a week-long slog, more of a big epic day out packed with exactly what you need: nothing more, nothing less. 

Streamlined, tough, weather resistant, and really really light. Oryx is a 35 L minimalist backpack with an off-the-scale capacity for its weight, designed to give you exactly what you need for minimalist alpinism. 

An innovative design makes the Oryx as light as 535 g. To reduce weight, the backpack features stripped-back chest and waist straps and back system, without compromising comfort and support in use. Oryx is available in two back lengths, with removable padding that lets your really shed those last few grams and a low-profile to improve manoeuvrability. Compression straps keep volume low when you’re carrying less, and Oryx rolls up compactly for when you take it on your travels. 

Oryx may be incredibly light, but thoughtful finishing touches add mountain functionality. The external pocket for maps and guidebooks is designed to not eat up the main compartment, and the interior pouch and key hook are ideal for valuables. Axe loops and a top compression strap provide multiple attachment options,  and a no-nonsense roll-top drawcord closure allows for overstuffing to really maximise the space.  

On those hero days you need a pack you can trust: highly tear resistant and waterproof VX07 makes Oryx super hardwearing. Like all our UK-made packs, Oryx is backed up by a 25-year Alpine Bond warranty and custom options are available.  

Key features
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
  • 35 litre pack for fast and light mountain days
  • Made to last in our UK factory
  • Drawcord roll-top closure is weatherproof and allows for overstuffing
  • Low profile shape for minimalist alpinism
  • Simple design for excellent volume-to-weight ratio
  • Removable back padding for shedding those last few grams
  • Available in two back lengths
  • Large external zipped pocket for maps and guides
  • Interior zipped valuables pocket and key hook
  • External ice axe or walking pole loops
  • Front and back handles can be used for hauling with a carabiner
  • Rolls up compactly for taking on your jollies as a second pack
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  • Oryx-1 - To give you an idea of the Oryx's size, Stefan is 5'9
  • Oryx-2 - The Oryx fully stuffed to maximum capacity (35 litre). Oryx comes in two back lengths, 45 cm and 50 cm.
  • Oryx-3 - The stripped back design of the Oryx - with a simple back system and straps - has kept it increadibly light (if we do say so ourselves)
  • Oryx-4 - The waist strap helps you to bear heavier loads
  • Oryx-5 - Top and side compression straps are ideal for carrying ropes
  • Oryx-6 - A multitude of attachment options on the outside, like Stefan's nifty trekking pole setup, helps you to maximise capacity. It also works with ice axes.
  • Oryx-7 - Carry loops on the front and back can be attached to a carabiner for hauling
  • Oryx-8 - Never lose your keys! Well, sometimes we still lose our keys, but not when we use our key loop we don't!
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  • Oryx-web-4 - The Oryx foam back padding is removable for when you really want to strip those last few grams.
Vital stats

Fabric: VX07
Zips:  YKK
Buckles: Duraflex
Bar-tacked stress points


Weight: 535 g
Dimensions (HxWxD): 56 x 27 x 16 cm
Max Capacity: 35 litres

Back length

Fitting guidance: To select the correct back length measure from the top of your hip bone to the top of your shoulder. This should place the waist belt over the middle of your hip bone and provide the most comfort for carrying loads. Select a shorter back length if you prefer to wear your rucksack higher up your back, when climbing for example.

Origin: United Kingdom

Product Care Information

Oryx has a C6 DWR coating which helps it to repel water and dirt. After your mountain epic, give it a wipe with a damp cloth to remove dirt.


VX07 is a 4 layer, 70 denier laminated nylon fabric with a DWR finish. Highly tear resistant and waterproof, it enables us to make incredibly lightweight packs without compromising on the strength.

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Not quite what I expected

I have always had rucksacks that had zips. So when the onyx arrived and it is closed by rolling the top and clipping it I considered returning it.
But previous rucksacks have wore out because of broken zips so I decided this is a positive.
It is not as neat as a zipped rucksack.
It is very light - think supermarket plastic bag. Hopefully tougher.
The shoulder straps do not have much padding so not sure what it will be like with a heavy load. I generally use a rucksack for shopping and commuting but for longer trips, I get imagine the onyx can hold a lot.