Our View - OMM Phantom 12
The OMM Phantom 12 is a minimilistic running pack made from ultra lightweight materials that are durable and effective. The pack is aimed at those looking for a simply deisgned pack that will carry everything they need for long and fast days in the hills. The OMM Phantom harness is a unique design that aims to maintain the runners balance as they naturally twist during the running action thanks to the built in shouder 'suspension' system .
Specifications - OMM Phantom 12
Materials and Fabrics
- LeanWeight Dyneema Chassis
- 6 point Yoke Harness system
- Reflective detailing
- Hydration bladder compatible
- H2OMM compatible
- Double ended YKK AquaGuard® Zips
- Small zipped pocket + key clip
- Angled stretch bottle pockets
- Laminated pocket
- Full Weight: 200g
- LEANWEIGHT: 190g
- Capacity:12 litres
- Back Padding: 6mm EVA pad
- Pockets: 2 side stretch mesh, one zipped front
- Compression: Bungee compression included, customisable using loops on pack plus addition of Leanweight Compression Kit
- Back Length: 55cm
PHANTOM HARNESS SYSTEM
- Dyneema – Ultra strong, lightweight, waterproof rip stop fabric. Weight: 65gsm
- 30D Nylon – Lightweight, waterproof rip stop fabric. Weight: 50gsm
When running humans balance the action of running by raising the opposite arm to the leg that’s being raised. This creates a decrease in the distance between shoulder and opposite hip as the body rotates. However the length down the middle of the runners spine does not change. Phantom is designed to maintain the same length in the middle but increased in length over the shoulders when required. The PHANTOM SUSPENSION®. It utilises a narrow yoke style connection behind the neck of the competitor combining fully adjustable elasticated cord at the shoulders.
To counter the vertical effect of running on the movement of the Pack the bottom of the shoulder strap has a four-point attachment system. When the runner pushes off, the weight pulls on the lower strap but, as the runner drops back down, the upper strap tightens preventing the shoulder loosening and ultimately stopping the vertical movement of the PHANTOM PACK. In addition to this body surface area has been minimised which, in turn, has lead to a reduction in heat retention and discomfort while significantly boosting running performance.
OMM’s third element for stabilisation of the PHANTOM PACK is the removable waist strap with pockets. The PHANTOM PACK provides the competitor a choice of removable systems to give the best performance for differing loads. In the unused waist pockets can be attached to the shoulder harness to provide extra storage space.