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$165, which includes shipping and PayPal fees in the lower 48. If you would like to pay with a money order, I'll subtract $5 (basically passing the PayPal fees savings back to the buyer).
DANA DESIGN ArcFlex series backpack
manufacturing country: Made entirely in Bozeman, Montana USA in 1995, when Dana Gleason was still full owner and operator. Completely made in USA.
size: medium belt (30"-36") / Large pack (torso 20"-22") / medium shoulder harness.
color: spruce green. I couldn't get a good photo of the actual color. There is a blue element to the green. It is closest to PMS309 on the Pantone Matching System Color Chart. Please loot it up here:
capacity: 6050 cubic inches or 99 liters (extendable with extension skirt).
type: top loader with twin vertical pockets.
material: 500d & 1000d Cordura.
suspension system: ArcFlex with twin carbon fiber bars, 2024-T2 aluminum stay, full-length framesheet, and carbon fiber shoulder bar.
weight: 6LB 12oz.
condition: waterproof coating is in good condition. All material, buckles, zippers, and seams are in good condition.
flaws: there are some water stains that you can see in the photos, and there are some darkened areas from trail grime. I found one hole, as seen in the photos next to a quarter and frozen pea to give a good idea of the size of the hole. I've since repaired the hole with upholstery thread. There are some scuffs on the material, but there are no other holes, and there are no tears. I just handwashed this pack, so the stains that you see are there to stay. I couldn't get them out. This pack hasn't sat in a closet. It has been used, but it has not been abused. Another 10-15 good years left in it.
additional notes: This pack is from 1995, and I consider this the finest production year for Dana Design. All the parts of the packs were at their most robust. For instance, the shoulder bar is the thickest and widest you'll see in a Dana Design pack, making for better big hauling capabilities. In the coming year, they made the bar thinner and shorter across the back. The designs hadn't been modified by K2 Industries yet.
If you are seriously considering this pack, I encourage you to download the folder of photos. There are 15 full-sized photos in this zip folder. http://www.mediafire.com/?821g9bh2696v8gb