Backpack Review Manufacturer: Ferrino Model: Lynx…
Model: Lynx TRK 72
Intended use: Easy hikes
Rated Capacity (Manufacturer): 4392 ci.
Capacity as tested: 3947 ci.
Weight (Manufacturer): 2 lb. 10 z.
Weight (As tested): 2 lb. 10 oz.
Height unextended: 25 inches
Height extended: 27 inches
Note: Volume includes all pockets, lid, and main pack compartment(s). Weight is complete pack as shipped from the manufacturer. Height is measured with the pack stuffed as full as possible while still being able to fully close all draw cords, zippers etc.
Construction features: The main body of the pack is coated Cordura. The stitching is 8 per inch, most seams are single sewn. The metal zipper pulls read “Ferrino”. The zippers themselves are nylon as are the buckles. Shoulder straps are 1/2” foam about 2-1/2 inches wide and pre-curved. The waist band is 3/” thick foam taper from 5” at the rear to 2” at the front. Both the waist band and the shoulder straps are encased in Cordura. The seams are not sealed but showed no pinholes when held to a strong light.
Suspension: The shoulder pads and waistbelt are on the firm side and more than adequate for the pack. The waistband has the buckle off to the side making adjusting a snap. The shoulder pads are sewn to the pack back at the top and not adjustable at that point. They do have load lifter straps which are effective both for lifting and pulling the load to the back. The backpad is 7” wide by 16” tall. It is 1” foam encased in thin nylon covered with nylon mesh. No compression straps. The flexible pack frame is non removable seet nylon 1/8” thick.
Fitting: This may seem to be a large pack for its lightweight suspension but I found it comfortable to 30 lbs. Headroom is unrestricted. When loaded correctly it rides great, but could benifit from compression straps.
Amenities: No shortage of goodies here. Starting at the top, the lid holds approx. 250 ci. It has a bungi cord looped around the top to stuff a coat under. Its size is approx. 10”x9” with a full width zipper towards the back of the pak. Underneath it has a flat zippered stash pocket of the same size up top good for maps. The main compartment is a top loader closed by a drawstring. Its volume with the drawstring closed is approx. 2483 ci. and open it holds approx. 3147 ci.. The pack has two side pockets at approx. 150 ci. each and measure about 10” high by 5” wide. The side pocket access is great with a zipper which runs around the top and about half way down the side. There is also a neat front pocket that holds approx. 250 ci. measuring about 9”x9” which zips open on three sides. Two ax loops and a few rings for attaching misc. gear.
Praise: Nice pack for medium loads on easy trail. Excellent storage capability. Easy to access all comprtments. Adequate suspension for this type of pack.
Punishment: I’d like to see side compression straps. Adjustable torso length would be a plus although this pack will surely fit most people just fine.
Final verdict: Really a great pack. Super lightweight, strong. 4 out of 5 stars.