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I recently bought a tnf primero 85 pack inpreperation for a multiple month trip to hawaii. Upon receiving it and testing it out I am a bit dissapointed with the craftsmanship. when loaded with 50 lbs the strain in some crucial points in the fabric (like the shoulder pads) was a bit disheartening. Also I reahed down the shaft/compartment between the suspension pad and the body of the pack to find than the shape of the back pad was supposed to be suported by a flimsy piece of plastic. There is a large amount of space betwee this plastic and the pad that it is supposed to support. The back pad compress quite unnaturaly when pressure is put on.
Sorry to blabber but i thought it might help convey the situation.
I am now considering the osprey argon 80 and the arc'teryx bora 80. These both come highly recommended and I have seen the best things said about the bora 80.
I am not worried to much with weight a couple of pounds is worth if it is durable such as the bora is said to be. That said I am leaning towards the bora 80 but there are no stores in my area that carry it. I have tried on the osprey and found it very comfortable.
So the question is, is it worth the hassle of returning the bag I have and getting another that will be likely to cost $50 more.
Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks.