EMS Isolation 80

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Great bag, You can fit your entire life and more in…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: top, side, bottom and front loading
Size: 80 L
Number of Pockets: na
Max. Load Carried: na
Height of Owner: 5'5''
Price Paid: $199.99

Great bag, You can fit your entire life and more in it. The strong construction of the outer shell is great for back country due to its unbeatable rip stop. aside from being a whopping 80 L there enough lashing points and strap sections to add an additional 70 L to the outside of the bag.

Only downsides are the lack of padding, I feel that North Face has much better padding in the shoulders and back, and with such a large bag an air channel along the back (which North Face also specializes in) would be nice for those blistering 90 degree weeks.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

A fully-featured 5,000 cubic inch backpack with a solid suspension. Built for trips lasting a weekend or more, the Isolation won't blow your budget. This pack is part of the "Workhorse" line from Eastern Mountain Sports 1 High quality packs at a very competitive price. 2 aluminum stays and PE sheet provide solid internal suspension. Padded contoured hip belt and shoulder straps. Extra-wide shoulder straps disperse weight over a wide area to minimize pressure points. Thermomolded foam back panel. Torso length range of 18 to 22 inches. Removable top lid with hidden pocket and key clip. Hydration compatible (bladder not included).

- EMS refers to the men's version

EMS Isolation 80


The Isolation 80 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$99.98 - $169.00

The EMS Isolation 80 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 23, 2010 at EMS.

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