User Review: Coleman Max 65
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
Great pack for the price. Load bearing is adjustable for comfort. Shoulder straps and waist belt have thick padding which eases the load and don't cut into the shoulders or hips like other padded strapes and belts have done.
- Roomy interior
- Padding actually provides comfort
- Pocket for hydration bladder
- Not the lightest pack on the market with the aluminum frame but doable
Bought this back pack to go on an overnighter with the Scouts and really had this thing loaded up. I've used this pack serveral times since.
As far as issues with the zipper on the sleeping bag compartment, I've always lubricated pack zippers with parrifin wax so I haven't any problems. I've had packs with internal aluminum frames in the past so the weight of the pack wasn't an issue. I was able to use the bladder out of my hydration pack in this pack with no problem.
I did have a plastic pull loop break off on one of the zippers so I replaced it with a piece of 550 paracord. I had planned on replacing the plastic pull loops with paracord anyways, so this was no big deal to me.