User Review: Coleman Max 65
Price Paid: $70
I am fairly surprised at this backpack. Really cheap but has held up well so far. Did a few overnighters and a 4 day with it and still going strong.
I like all the pockets most of all. I baby the zippers especially around the sleeping bag compartment. A lot of the features are found on expensive packs so that's nice. I have a cheap Jansport too and its comparable to that except without all of the pockets.
Shoulder straps are really comfy and it has all kinds of loops and straps. You may want to trim those down to cut the weight. It is heavy, the only drawback to me. Thinking about leaving the lid off and putting something waterproof over it.
It has a camera pocket on the waistbelt... I like that. Side mesh water pockets are almost useless as others said. I use it to store trash I see on the trail. Pretty comfortable and adjusts well. It didn't squeak or creak for me. Nice room inside.
It is bladder compatible, it has a hole on top. I wish the pocket for the bladder was taller. A third of my bladder sticks out. I like to see it tucked away when i open my pack. I'm always afraid I might puncture it with something in my pack.