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Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars I had a hard time finding an external pack of this size and i'm quite happy with the Carson. If the bag is on, have to unbuckle to reach back far enough to put bottle back in. With the zipper facing front, everything wants to fall out when I open it from the back, which to me is the normal way. Was surprised that the waist belt fit as well as it did, since it's a little narrow. Construction is good and no problems in three years I've had it.   Full review

Carson 80

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had the Carson 80 since 2008, replacing an old Jansport D3. At the time I bought it, my son had outgrown his little Kelty external frame boy's pack, and needed a decent upgrade for a 2010 trip to Philmont Scout Ranch, and all the shakedown trips before shipping out. I decided since I would be going on the shakedown hikes, and that I might also be going to Philmont, that I did not want to lug my old, Cordura D3.   I have, over the intervening years, found that the Carson fits and rides so… Full review

Big Bear 78

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a solidly built pack that has held up for many trips and many years. This pack has held up real nice for many years. I have taken it many miles, and there are a few things I learned while using this pack. Fill your water bladder with room temperature water and put it in a plastic bag before putting it in the bladder sleeve. This will prevent your bladder from condensing, which prevents the inside of your pack from getting wet. This pack works for me, some people who have put it on empty… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars A great pack with lots of room for everything. Fits like a glove. Wish I could find a replacement pack for this well made, comfortable frame. I bought this pack used in 1991 at a yard sale for $10. I had just entered the Boy Scouts with my 11-year-old son. Twenty five years later I'm still in the scout program, having served in either scoutmaster or assistant every year, and I'm still using this JanSport backpack. I've owned several others, which I still have as loaners to kids that don't have a… Full review

Cordillera 33

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backpack ever. Bought mine in the U.K. when visiting from Ecuador fall of 2002. I still use my backpack. It has been all over USA, China, Europe, Central America, South America, and more. Love to get a new one!!! Hope Janspot considers making this backpack Cordillera 33 again!! Full review

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