FOR SALE: Dana Designs Longbed Backpack

10:02 a.m. on October 12, 2013 (EDT)
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Up for sale is my lightly used Dana Designs K2 Longbed external frame backpack.

Asking $250.00 plus shipping.

This thing is definitely not SUL by any means, but is considered by many the best and most comfortable external frame backpack ever made, and I agree!

I bought this pack in 2002 for a trip to Isle Royale with my father, and I used it for 1 week.

It is in perfect condition- no rips, no tears, no stains, kept in a non-smoking home. There aren't even any minor scuff marks on the bottom of the frame... THIS PACK IS CHERRY!

1. Shoulder pads and lift straps adjust in unison for perfect adjustment.

2. Carbon fiber crosslinks cushion the frame on your back, absorbing frame sway.

3. Grippy mesh clings to your back.

4. Magic wands transfer the load to your hips while allowing natural motion.

5. Tapered frame bottom keeps the LoadMaster's harness mounted tight---no-slip and squeak.

The pack is a size regular with a regular hip belt. Originally sold for $399.00 in 2004, the last year of production.

Pack is excellent condition with NO wear on it whatsoever.

The color is a green - DD calls it SRUCE.

If you are looking for a pack like this, you WILL NOT be disappointed with this one!

From the Dana Designs web-site:

"Longbed Sizes: Regular, Large. Capacity: *6,100 cu. in./ 99 litres Weight: *7 lb. 13 oz./ 3.2 kg.

*For a large sized pack

Need a framepack that provides a place for everything? Our Longbed gives you organizational flexibility. Ten pockets keep your trail life conveniently compartmentalized. Toploading and panel loading options provide packing and unpacking alternatives. The LoadMaster frame provides the comfort of active framing with the advantages of a rigid frame. Forget about load distribution worries, the Longbed carries well no matter how it's organized. A top choice of the flexibly minded, anal retentive, packing impaired, load hauling maniac."

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