User Review: Coleman Max 65
Design: Top loading internal frame with upper, lower, and side pockets.
Size: 65 Liters
Number of Pockets: 4 outer pockets with zippers. 2 mesh pockets. Inner pockets in the main cargo area.
Max. Load Carried: 20 pounds
Height of Owner: 5' 11"
Price Paid: $70
I bought this product at Walmart because it was the right price and the right size. The reviews had been good so I thought I might "get lucky" on a good deal. After purchasing I found that 2 other people in my Boy Scout group had also made the same purchase. We loaded down for a 5 mile hike and 1 night camping with full gear. All 3 of us had problems with our packs.
After loading the packs with about 20 pounds of stuff 2 of us found that no matter how our packs were adjusted they squeeked as we walked. Imagine a 5 mile hike and squeek with every step! The third person had no sqeek but shoved a water bottle into the side mesh compartment and the mesh tore at the seam. He may have overdone the shove to cause the rip so I can't blame Coleman for his problem but felt I should mention it.
All other aspects of the backpack were great for my needs. I think if Coleman could redesign the fitting system to remove the squeeks they would have a winner. Walmart had no problems with my return and I've moved up to the North Face Terra-65 for $135. 10 mile hike this weekend minus the sqeeks I hope!!!