User Review: L.L.Bean Classic Continental Rucksack
Size: approx. 2200
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs.
Height of Owner: 6' 0"
Price Paid: USD $49
An excellent little pack for the money. While not in the same class as something like the Exocet, one would be hard-pressed to find a better 'knocking about' pack for less than USD 50. Not only is it economical, it's really quite well designed with a padded back stiffener, sternum sraps, and a web waistbelt. It even has ski slots behind the side pockets that are also great for things like shovels or those time when a hiking staff needs to be carried to free both hands.
35 lbs. would be about the maximum weight I would like to carry with this pack, and even that gets awfully heavy after a while (a padded belt would be nice). Still, for anything less, it makes for a durable, handy, and cost-effective pack.