Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 30
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $199
This is a nice pack for overnights or for a few days. I wasn't crazy about it at first for loading, as you unzip the entire compartment and the pull the flap back over your stuff (like a book bag), but I got used to it. Keeps me from overpacking. A sturdy pack, as are all EMS packs that I've seen/used. The two pockets and spot for bladder are nice touches.
Design: Internal Frame Pack
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 40 or so
Height of Owner: 5'11'
Price Paid: ?
I tried the external version of this pack and my head was severely restricted from extending upward. I returned it and purchased the internal 4500. This pack is great. It is perfect for 2-3 night trips. I've done a number of overnights in The Whites with it and it has never had a problem. I think EMS packs are very durable and made well. It has slots for skis. It's good.
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