User Review: Hi-Tec Odyssey 65
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69.95
This is an awesome backpack for weekend backpacking trips and it's lasted me four years so far and it's still going strong. I'm in Boy Scouts, and I've been in about 150 days and nights of camping, and I've always used this backpack to hike in my stuff. I have also taken this backpack on many backpacking trips such as the time when I took it to Lake Mary, AZ, and took a 20 miler. If you are interested in camping and backpacking, I highly suggest buying this pack, it is definitely worth the money.
- Tons of space
- Lots of straps to externally store sleeping bags, tents, and cots
- A very useful raincover stored underneath the pack
- The external straps aren't long enough for very large sleeping bags
This pack fits me so well that I feel that it was made just for me, although it is so adjustable that it can feel like that for anybody else too. The hip belts, shoulder straps, and sternum straps are so comfortable that you hardly even ralize that they are there, and they are widely adjustable to fit nearly any outdoor enthusiast.
The volume that the product advertised is definitely accurate and more than I expected with its extending baggage capacity. It can definitely hold tons of gear, because I was able to fit 8 sets of clothing, all of my camping essentials, a sleeping bag, a cot, and all of the hygeine products that I needed for a week long camping trip. This pack has a great deal of space so that it can be easily packed to the rim but still be organized so that during use all of the weight that it bears is evenly distribted so that it doesn't grow uncomfortable.
Everything about this pack was based off of durability, accesability, and performance which makes for the ultimate backpack. The pack does struggle to adjust to more heavy loads, but it makes up for it in its comfort. This backpack was obviously made keeping durability in mind becuse it has lasted for 4 years of camping, and backpacking.
The only thing that I've ever had wrong with this pack is that one of the straps has finally snaped, but I hardly use the strap so it's fine. I've used this pack all over northern and southern Arizona, and it's proven to be a very useful, durable, and rugged pack.