The 'updated' Phantom is more like a new pack. Still focusing on ultralight materials to give you a race ready pack this has a large capacity and loads of additional storage options. The vest pack style harness make it a lot more comfortable for multiday epics through to enjoyable walks in the hills.
UPDATED for 2019 with a new vest-pack harness. The Phantom series is aimed at fast, light and endurance competitors who require the highest possible functionality from the lowest possible weight, by combining design with the highest quality fabrics and components.
OMM's 2019 Phantom 20 Rucksack provides you with a super lightweight pack with a large 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 multiday 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