Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $169
Most comfortable pack I have owned. Great padding without being to cumbersome. Great from travel, day and multi-day hikes.
- Gread padding in waist and shoulders
- Instant access to entire inside at once
- A bit on the heavy side
- Top flap not removable
I have had this bag for the last three months, including a cross-country road trip, with lots of day hikes. This bag has been with me to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back on a three-day trip. Most recently I just spent the last month traveling around Turkey with this bag. It was small enough to fit under my seat during bus trips within the country, but big enough to hold everything i needed for a 3 day hike. Also worked well for day hikes using the compression straps on either sides. This bag is also small enough to fit in the over head compartments of airplanes so could be used as carry-on luggage.
Access to the main compartment was easy with the main zipper, which avoids the problem that most "tunnel" style backpacks have. Which is that you have to take every thing out to access things buried at the bottom great for trips where you sleep in different place every night. Extremely comfortable even when overloaded. Spent the last day overloaded walking around Istanbul with about 20kgs worth of gear and barely noticed. Extremely comfortable Im 6 ft 200 lbs and the large size fit me like a glove. an added bonus is the integrated rain cover pocket with rain cover.
I'm pretty hard on my gear and the pack seems to be holding its own. A few nicks and scrapes here and there but the construction seems to be solid.
Price Paid: $120
I love this pack! I was looking for a pack that could get small enough for a day pack but also get big enough to hold my gear for an overnighter. It did the job. The crossflow system provides excellent air flow to avoid the sweaty back.
Without a rainfly it did well in wet conditions but not in a downpour. That's why I'm glad they added the rainfly. I also like how they added the sleeping back compartment in the bottom.
Overall this is an amazing pack!
|Weight||3 lb 4 oz / 1.50 kg||3 lb 7 oz / 1.55 kg|
|Capacity||2441 cu in / 40 L||2563 cu in / 42 L|
|Torso length||18 in - <20 in||20 in - 22 in|