User Review: Coleman Max 65
Max. Load Carried: 40lb
Height of Owner: 6'
Price Paid: $70
Bought this on a whim when I needed a little more space for a backpacking trip, and didn't have time to shop around for something more spendy...I was in Walmart and it was there.
Lots of space, separate zippered compartment for bag, lots of attachment points for strapping things on the outside, two very useful outside pockets. compression straps, hydration bladder sleeve, double drawstring top with integrated rain-cover.
The load system was similar to most higher-end packs, with ample adjustments for shoulder straps, which are wide and comfortable. Wide comfortable hip straps, load adjusters top and bottom. I had about 40lbs in/on the thing and was surprised how comfortable it was. Not the lightest pack, but take the $180 you save and buy yourself a nice lightweight sleeping pad and stove!
Really a very good buy, if you're pressed for time your local Walmart has a backpack that you can use without fear of discomfort or pack failure.