Kelty West Coast 4800
Design: External Frame
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 60 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8"
I bought this pack 9 years ago and have used it for my twice a year 2-3 day trips to Allegheny National Forest.
I am 5'8" and it fits perfectly. It is well made.
I am able to fit my Campmor 0 degree down sleeping bag into the lower compartment and my tent poles rolled up into my sleeping pad can be fastened by using the top cover.
I don't think you can buy this model any longer, but if you manage to find one it is worth it.
The only downside I can think of is that it has no integral capabilities for holding a water bladder - but I don't use those so was no issue for me.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Kelty West Coast 4800 external frame backpack offers a slim carrying profile and comfortable load distribution with Thru Hiker frame that utilizes a padded backpanel, a Derlin arch support and a 3-layer waistbelt. It comes equipped with a sleeping bag compartment, a zip-out divider, a large front pouch, and a hydration tube port to accomodate a variety of gear. Adjustable shoulder straps and a sternum strap provide added support.
- FogDog Sports