User Review: Kelty Tioga 5500
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110
- Pack durability
- Stress on tension straps
You could pack everything you'd ever need in the wilderness into this bag. It's monolithic. it's actually a little too big for me personally, unless i was going to cross the country on foot during the winter. but then i'd have concerns about the frame holding up.
The pins and straps that hold it all together feel like they experience quite a bit of stress every time the pack gets picked up or sat down. it comes with extra pins, but something that can hold this much volume should feel a little more solid if it's to be my go-to pack for hauling such large loads.
It's also very easy to throw you off balance because of its huge size. with a decent load, it'll stick off your back a good foot and 1/2, and it's also pretty wide.
The pack its self is rock solid, but given the size, I wouldn't want to carry it anywhere that it might get caught up on stuff. it could get very exhausting very quick. it's also a bit excesive for most trail hiking.