User Review: Mountainsmith Bugaboo
Number of Pockets: 1.5
Max. Load Carried: 30-40lbs
Height of Owner: 5ft 5in
Price Paid: $140
This has to be one of the best packs that I own, it's the most versitle pack of the bunch! I use it four seasons, hunting, snowshoeing-skiing, climbing and hiking. From the backcountry in Yellowstone, during a 11 day geological field school excursion, to the Mojave the versitility is amazing.
As a "day pack" it will hold everything you could imagine, clothing, layers, etc, and carry it all quite well. The straps as everyone mentioned are 'a plenty, but are useful for lashing items. The strapping-harness system allows you to compress items in the pack, giving it a very low profile. There are many other loops, and points to strap items on as well, such as snowshoes, snowshovels, skis, poles, and even rifles are secured without worry.
As the pockets go, a small interior pocket is useful for small items, and the outside pocket is great for easy access items, (maps, compass, yadayada). If more pockets are needed just add a side pocket or two to customize it for your needs! This pack gets quite a workout during the hunting season in the ADK's, after 8 to 10 miles plus a day in the backcountry for 7 weekends in a row, it still is comfortable at the end of the day. All in all, a great pack, I recommend it highly!