GG Virga 2

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by Lempo, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Since joining this site, I've been fortunate enough to be able to upgrade my gear to pretty decent level.

    I'm in the process of selling my 2 daypacks which are just too short for me to use the hipbelt comfortably. I came across Virga 2, and while it's very big for a daypack, I thought I could kill two birds with one bag, because they weight is so low. I do have Matador Beast v1, which I use most of the time, but the side pockets are a joke.

    Why I'm interested in Virga 2, is because I got my Crown2 Long and the fit was great and Virga 2 is available Long as well. It would make a great pack for those shorter trips as well, as I keep dialing in my gear. I'd love an Atom pack, but with the recent price hike, it'd be twice the price of Virga 2, so Virga 2 could be a good one to get before I go for the custom jobby.

    I've watched a couple of reviews on YouTube, but if someone has/had one, I'd love to hear comments.
  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I had one. Nice pack for up to 9kg. Found the hip belt a bit flimsy ( similar to the little osprey flaps) it carried reasonably with a ccf backpad. I still have a blaze ac60 which I use for longer trips as it handles a big start weight really well. All that said I got rid of the virga 2 so....
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  3. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    I have one.

    No frameless pack carries well with weights above 10kg, and arguably the Virga is too big as you don't need a bag of that size to carry 10kg.

    That said it's solidly built with good shoulder straps, load lifters and decent compression. Extension collar is 'stupid big.'

    The hip belt isn't more than a webbing belt so it will hold the pack against you but not really carry any weight as such (see above comments.)

    It is what it is. Robust. Decent feature set. Pretty cheap. But do you need a frameless pack that big?
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  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Well, I'm a big guy, so my clothes are xxl/xxxl, my quilt is xl/xw, so I do take more volume than your average bloke. This pack is very light, has a long torso option and is competitively priced. I'd probably be fine with 40/45l pack but there isn't many options at that price range with 24" torso, hence the interest.
  5. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Took me a while to remember this-have you seen it matey?

    By the way, he is wearing the greatest 100 gm/m fleece (now discontinued) the Bas Az quarter zip! Vale.
    Talking about colour as some have been -I have two the same lime green.
  6. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Yes, that was one of the vids I watched.

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