User Review: GoLite Men's Jam
Price Paid: $60
I love this pack, I got mine for $60 on closeout. I just saved myself nearly 2lbs. It rides great, has an excellent compression system, hold all of my gear easily.
The fabric is outstanding, it's super durable, and very abrasion resistant. With sensible packing, the single main pocket is just right to hold 3 to 5 days worth of equipment, and after a few shakedowns you know how to pack to access your primary needs fast and easy.
This is not a pack for those folks that want to carry 40+ lbs worth of gear, this is a pack for people who have gotten their loads down to 30 lbs or less.
If you have gotten your pack down to 30 lbs or less, then this may be the pack for you if you want a pack that is light, has enough features to function just fine, and is bombproof. Sure I can get a lighter pack that can accomplish the same thing, but I'm going to spend over $100 more for it, and the materials aren't going to be nearly as strong and durable as the fabrics I get in this GoLite pack.
Is this the best pack on the market for its intended purpose? Certainly not, is it the best bang for the buck for its intended purpose? I think it's darn close if it's not.