User Review: Arc'teryx Bora 80 (revised)
Height of Owner: 6.2''
Price Paid: $375
Just bought revised Bora 80. Haven;t even took it out and I think it's going to be best pack I have used. I wanted to buy one a few years back but wasn't sure about the pricey investment so I wore my other pack till it almost screamed for mercy.
So I went to Black Dome in Asheville, N.C., and bought a closeout on a Lowe Alpine special expedition 70+15. Got it home and opened it up, the most horrific odor like a skunk it just filled the house within minutes. This thing stunk so bad my wife made me take it outside.
So I took it back and was going to exchange it for the same one because I did like the model, and guess what, same smell. So I broke down and bought the Bora, and when I got this thing home loaded it with my normal gear I found all this space for the extras I usually couldn't fit.
I got it fitted the way I wanted it and it's more comfortable than I ever would have thought, shoulder straps aren't a hassle and are comfortable as well. My opinion is if you want comfortable, durable, and efficient with lots of space sometimes it's better to spend the extra money for the qualities that you deserve on every trip.