The 'updated' Phantom is more like a new pack. Still focusing on ultralight materials to give you a race ready pack this has a decent capacity and loads of additional storage options. The vest pack style harness make it a lot more comfortable for longer events through to enjoyable walks in the hills.
UPDATED for 2019 with a new vest-pack harness. Designed for OMM purists and ultralight racers who pack light and compact. A minimalist design principle has been applied to the Phantom series, combined with the highest quality fabrics and components.
OMM's 2019 Phantom 12 Rucksack provides you with a super lightweight pack with a decent capacity and comfortable fit. The simple large compartment and single zip pocket work well for storing kit you don't need access too while the gear loops and gear rail giving you additional storage options.
The main change is the the vest pack front. Adapting the Trailfire Vest design, they have created a close fitting, comfortable design that is easily adjusted and works as well for day trips out in the hills through to longer mountain races. The Vest straps give you some decent storage options, although I would have preferred two drinks pockets rather than one and a random (small) stretch mesh pocket. The design does improve comfort and reduces the risk of the pack bouncing when you get it fully adjusted to you and the kit you are carrying.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear