I recently returned my old Dana Designs Terraplane…
Design: top loading internal
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: It's still in the box
Height of Owner: 6'0"
Price Paid: $550
I recently returned my old Dana Designs Terraplane X to Marmot (who purchased Dana Designs a few years ago), and they were more than happy to honor the lifetime warranty and send me a new Marmot Terraplane.
Upon receipt of the new pack I was instantly disappointed with the overall quality of the product and inferior design changes; the torso length is no longer adjustable, side access zippers have been removed, two separate large vertical outer pockets have been replaced with two overlaid pouches, and the overall integrity of the pack appears unsound due to stitch quality, strap design, and lesser quality pack fabric.
Although the new Marmot line consists of more affordable products, it is obvious that Marmot is able to sell this pack for $350 because they've removed $200 in quality.
The manufacturing on the Fall 06 version of this pack…
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 5300 cubic inched
Number of Pockets: 1 main, 2 front, 1 top
Max. Load Carried: 60 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $270
The manufacturing on the Fall 06 version of this pack is very poor. As I pulled it out from the car fully loaded for the first time the shoulder strap just busted off. Then I picked it up by the other strap and it busted off. I was headed on a ferry to Isle Royale NP and luckily a kind ranger found some sailor's thread on the ship and stitched the straps to the pack. I loved the rest of the pack design, but I think they need to stop making these packs in Asia, or improve the quality of manufactaring. A shame for Marmot!
Here's what other sites are saying:
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Description of Marmot TerraplaneHigh volume, full feature pack that sets the bar for larger packs of its kind. From overnight excursions to extended trips, the Terraplane's a favorite of experienced backpackers.Features:Medium: 6lb 5 ozs / 2.8 kgShell material: LTD Nylon 420d HD Small Rip Volume (metric): Medium: 85Arc Flex frame system Interchangeable waist belt Custom fitInterchangeable shoulderpads Custom FitTunnel Stash System Removable lid converts to lumbar pack Sleeping bag compartment Retractable bottom Two front pockets increase storageSleeping pad straps secure a pad under your packTrampoline Bottom Increases long-term durability of pack bottom.Arc Flex is an active framing system combining shapable aluminum with the resiliene of carbon fiber reinforced fiberglass to comfort and support your back while distributing the weight of the pack to your hips.Seven sizes of backpanels to fit your torso lengthFive sizes of shoulder pads fit your chest vol
- US Outdoor Store
The Terraplane Backpack is a high volume, full feature pack that sets the bar for larger packs of its kind. From overnight excursions to extended trips, the Terraplane's a favorite of experienced backpackers.