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Katahdin 70L

rated 4 of 5 stars After purchasing this pack in the spring, I finally put it to use on the AT the first weekend of June. The pack performed admirably carrying all the gear needed for a weekend trek. I am a large hiker at 6'4", 210 pounds, and I appreciated the adjustable shoulder straps. I was able to carry most of the weight on my hips and legs. The mesh pockets on the outside of the pack kept snacks, trail maps, lights and cameras readily available. The top pouch was also convenient for easy access. Given that… Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars It's a nice looking bag that falls short in its design. By adding too many compartments, they've lost valuable space. I liked the construction, but not the layout. Full review

Katahdin 20L

rated 4 of 5 stars Great light daypack! I've had this pack for five months and used it for many day trips. Nice light pack. Versatile. Sits well on my 6' frame. Large opening at the top (top-loader) and keeps dry (no zippers to absorb rain when it's wet). Full review

Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a great novice pack and family pack. It's a great novice pack that lets you use your existing (and probably bulky) camping equipment to get outdoors and get a feel for what you like or don't like about backpacking. It's also great for families as the 'pack mule' can strap quite a lot of gear. The pack fits reasonably well, and is very simple to adjust. The hip-belt padding felt a bit thin, but was adequate for hiking. At 80 liters of space, there is a ton of room inside the pack. But being… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, easy access to stuff, good center of gravity. I love this pack and would use it on the AT when I go some day. It's pretty light. What I like the most is that access to your stuff is easy. Internal frame packs make you dig for equipment, but everything with this pack is behind just one zipper!  Center of gravity is next to your spine, which allows you to stand up straight will hiking. It also makes your load feel much lighter. Internal packs, on the other had, have a CG which is way… Full review

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JanSport Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

2007 Daypacks
Spring is here and gear manufacturers are rolling out their latest and greatest inventions, including a plethora of new daypacks designed for hiking, climbing, adventure racing, and multi-sport adventures. Read more
April 18, 2007


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