User Review: Kelty Pacific Crest 5000
Design: top and bottom loading
Number of Pockets: 6 (including top lid)
Max. Load Carried: 45-50 lbs.
Height of Owner: 6 ft.
Price Paid: $130
Nice external frame pack--easily adjustable torso length, comfortable suspension with firm padding on hipbelt, removable top lid/waist pack and carries loads very well due to narrower profile than most externals (it doesn't sway side-to-side and isn't as top heavy as most externals); Kind of a hybrid design (slim packbag like an internal but with an external frame that tapers inward at the bottom); Quality of constuction is very good like most Kelty packs but it has been discontinued; if you can find a used one it would be a fine purchase at any price.