Design: inernal frame pack
Size: Alpine & expedition
Max. Load Carried: 70 lbs (once)
Height of Owner: 6'0"
Price Paid: $80
I have a couple of Madden packs that I bought directly from Madden in the late 1970's. One is the rucksack-sized Alpine, the other is a monster expedition sized pack.
They are both great, have stood up to years of hard use and poor care. Madden stuff tended to be bombproof, durable, simple, and maybe a little heavy -- just right for hard use.
Madden also made what has always seemed to me to be the best-designed Gore-tex mountain parka ever made. The 70's era Gore-tex is definitely not up to modern standards, but the parka design and workmanship are unbeatable.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
This lightweight, no-frills backpack by Madden is ideal for overnight, minimalist outings when carrying capacity is important. Top-closing main compartment with rain hood Contoured, padded shoulder straps Sternum strap 2
- Sierra Trading Post