Marmot Flex 65
Price Paid: $150
Bought this pack to do 3-4 nights in the Smokies every month or so. It is descent pack, the padding on the hips and shoulders are thick and comfortable. Great back breathability, if your back sweats a lot you will appreciate this feature! Awesome pockets all around, nifty pack!
My only problem is it is a little too small, I have the Marmot Limelight and a 20 degree North Face bag (which you need for winter in the Smokies) but it is a tight fit with only these two. When I downgrade my bad to spring/summer/and fall it fits a lot better. Maybe I should just get a larger winter pack to take out.
Regardless, 4 Stars I would recommend this pack.
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For that next adventure in a tropical climate, make sure you're equipped with the AirFlow Flex 50 backpack from Marmot. The humid reaches of Borneo won't phase you with the AirFlex frame system and AirFlow backpanels that sport side openings to allow air to circulate between you and your pack - keeping you sweat-free and comfortable.
- Mountain Gear
The Marmot Air Flow Flex 65 pack uses tent frame techonology and lightweight fabrics to give you a pack that's well ventilated and easy to carry. Air Flow back panel moves away excess moisture and body heat to keep you well ventilated in between rest stops; back panel provides a formfitting and stable carry load. Top and side loading large main compartment accommodates a weekend's worth of gear; small top zip pocket handles trail essentials. Padded, S-curved, adjustable shoulder straps make for comfortable carrying and a stable load. Padded Split-Wrap™ hipbelt helps stabilize the load during long hikes and aids in transferring weight to the hips as you walk. 2 zippered front pockets allow easy access to smaller items; stash area behind zippered pockets is perfect for stowing a large item such as a sleeping pad. Multiple webbing straps enable the attachment of gear to the outside of pack. 2 mesh side pockets and 2 zippered hipbelt pockets round out the features. Closeout.
Marmot created a unique back-panel design for the AirFlow Flex 65 Backpack which keeps you cool during the hottest hikes of the summer. In addition to keeping your back from sweating, the AirFlex Frame System also provides top-notch support when you load this pack's 4200cu inches of space with a week's worth of gear. Marmot added side-zipper access, so you can get your headlamp out of the bottom without taking everything out of the AirFlow Flex 65 Backpack. Or you could think ahead a little more and use the lid, front, and waist-belt pockets to keep the smaller stuff readily available.
- Backcountry Outlet
The Marmot Flex 65, large enough for overnight outings, is a focussed backpacking pack with a creative frame system that minimizes perspiration build-up.This AirFlow pack is constructed with large open side panels that allow air to flow between the users back and the frame system, eliminating the dreaded sweaty back.