Rated4out of5bySMDavefromI'm likin' itI've used this pack twice so far on training hikes of 8-10 miles (getting ready for Philmont). Belt & suspension harness were comfortable carrying 35-40lb. loads. Plenty of room in the main compartment to swallow clothes, gear and rations. I like the removable top lid with hip belt. I do miss having gear pockets on the hip belt and shoulder straps, side pockets and forward leaning water bottle pockets I had on my previous pack but I'm adapting. This is a good quality extended-hike pack with good features but few frills.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated4out of5byjordanvfromGreat PackI love everything about this pack except for the hipbelt, which actually is great because it is moldable, I simply have not had chance to have mine molded.
I've used this on multiple weekend trips and it has more than sufficient space for everything. I packed my bear canister, 0 degree bag, tent, pad, DSLR and a ton of accessories into this pack with room to spare. All the small accessories needed quickly can fit into the top of the pack well with easy access. There are also plenty of external straps to accomodate everything including a tripod.
I highly recommend this pack!
Date published: 2012-10-12
Rated3out of5byBSA PetefromDurable but difficult to organizeUsed for four shakedowns and ten days at philmont. Good pack, durable, good adjustments for hip belt and shoulder straps. Held a lot of weight without feeling too heavy. Lower zipper (sleeping bag) was difficult to close as it zips on a turn. Few outside pockets and no internal separator a made this pack difficult to organize. Top pocket was good size. When looking there seemed to be a trade off of weight and ease of use. This pack was in the middle. I was happy with the choice.
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated5out of5byChurchfromGreat PackThis pack is easy to fit and very comfortable. It has held up to 60 pounds for me and was really comfortable. It is easy to adjust weight distribution from hips to shoulders. It holds a lot and can cinch it down with all the compression straps, but also can expand to hold a ton. Plenty of pockets and easy access. You might want to get the rain fly because it will leak if you're stuck in rain for an extended period of time or in a downpour. Well worth the money and durable.
Date published: 2012-09-10
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