User Review: Marmot Eiger 36
Design: Top loading internal frame
Number of Pockets: 1 main compartment, reservoir holder, detachable fanny pack with three pockets
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'
Price Paid: $115
About a year ago I upgraded from my cheap Jansport external frame pack to the Eiger 36 and I love it. It is relatively lightweight, very affordable, and carries enough for my needs though it might be a bit small for those looking to go out for more than a week.
I was going to purchase a more expensive pack with more volume, but wearing this one in the store was like packing comfortable air on my back. The straps are comfortable and it doesn't ride up too high.
I would personally like more external pockets/daisychains, as this pack is essentially one big top loading pocket, but I can't complain too much. For the money, and the comfort, I would definitely recommend this pack.