Marmot Kompressor Summit
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90
Way sturdier than I thought it was going to be. Definitely don't regret learning with this pack.
- Really lightweight, which is good if you're smart.
- Hip belts suck, but they don't weigh anything.
- Back panel is a sweat sponge.
I really appreciate how well this pack is built. Everything about it is pretty decent, especially for the $90 price I bought it for. That is to say if you don't overload it like me.
I started training in December 2012 for the A.T. in February 2014 and I've been loading this pack with 35+ pounds and enough gear to fill a 45 liter pack. I've been through desert terrain scrambling up rock faces and back home in Michigan mountains and deep swamps and forests with this pack and it hasn't really worn in the year and half I've had it.
That being said, I definitely do not recommend using this pack like I have been. Although a great bug out type bag for the average human's bare necessities (sleeping system and cooking system), this bag should not be considered for multi-day use unless you're particularly masochistic like me.
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Marmot's Kompressor Summit 28 liter backpack comes equipped with trick features that keep you moving. Compression-molded shoulder straps and waist belt with Air Comfort Technology distribute weight without chafing. Access mesh pockets and zippered waistbelt pockets stash on-the-trail essentials.
Marmot designed the Kompressor Summit Backpack for serious wilderness go-getters seeking a balance between lightweight packability and multi-season durability. This backpack weighs in at under two pounds and uses a multiple small-storage options and versatile packing capabilities to ensure a well-balanced, well-organized load.
Free Shipping. Marmot Kompressor Summit Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Kompressor Summit Pack Compression Molded Shoulder Straps and Waist Belt with Air Comfort Technology Removable Closed-cell Foam Back Sheet Dual Ice Axe Loops Light Clip Attachment Point Hydration Sleeve Compression Straps 3 Mesh Stash Pockets Silicone Touch End Points on Webbing Waist Belt Pockets Ultra Light Webbing Lid Pocket Mesh Pocket with Key Clip in Lid Shoulder Harness Load Lifter Straps The SPECS of the Marmot Kompressor Summit Pack 210d Nylon Double Ripstop 70d Double Ripstop Silicone Impregnated Nylon Reinforcement: 210d Nylon Double Ripstop Weight: 1 lb 10 oz / 724 g Volume: 1710 cubic inches / 28 liter Access: Top Load Torso Fit Range: 17-20.5in. / 43-52 cm Dimension: 24.5 x 10.5 x 9in. / 45 x 27 x 22 cm Frame Sheet: Removable HD Foam
For traveling light in summer, this ultra-light bag provides reliable transport to the Land of Nod at just over two packable pounds, and it doesn't skimp on features either. ?Feely? draw cords, updated baffle height and lining fabric, trapezoidal foot box with a heater pocket, and the included compression stuff and storage sack all add up to some seriously plush woodland digs.