A great daypack or ultralight weekend pack. I use…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $139
A great daypack or ultralight weekend pack.
- Water bottle access
I use this as a day pack to haul around camera gear in addition to all the usual hiking gear. I'm typically carrying 30 to 35 pounds in this pack and it handles the load very well.
The pack straps and waist belt are really comfortable and easily adjusted. The padding is firm, but not as firm as in the Gregory expedition packs—appropriate for the loads this is designed to carry.
The top knot pocket is fairly large and easily holds snacks, gps, headlamp, first aid kit and a map. The stash pocket on the back can hold rain gear or it can be stowed in the generous zip pocket. It comes with a rain cover and I've used it a few times in heavy downpours without a hitch—it works great.
This is a great high capacity daypack and I can, and do, use it year round, including for backcountry skiing. It's comfortable and stable enough to use alpine touring. It's just a great all-rounder.
My one gripe: It's hard for me to reach my water bottle, and I can't replace it with the pack on.
Other than this, this is the best daypack I've ever owned (and I've owned at least a dozen).