User Review: Marmot Men's Eiger 36
Design: Top loading
Max. Load Carried: 45lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $65
This is an excellent pack. It can be used as a large daypack or as a 1-3 night pack. The shoulder straps and hip belt bear weight very well. Everything cinches down nicely to secure your load and there is plenty of space for everything you need.
They say it should max at about 35lbs, but I have loaded this pack to 45lbs on a 4+ mile run and it performed excellently. After a test like that, hiking and camping are not even an issue.
The only complaint I have is that the hip belt doesn't handle 45-50lb loads as well as I would like, but the pack wasn't designed to do that in the first place.
For a daypack, it does its job perfectly and if you want to push it beyond that it will outperform its specs with ease. Highly recommended!