User Review: Mountainsmith Bugaboo
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 35 lb
Height of Owner: 6' 0"
Price Paid: $65 (sale)
I bought this pack last year in sale, so this review does not apply to the '97 - models. You still may be able to find the pre-97 packs on sale. New 97+ models are $140+. I love the fit of this pack. Leaves lots of room for elbows and arms, yet holds enough equipment for day outings and light overnights. Well built, well customizable suspension for a pack this size.
The usual Mt. Smith features are there. I use a camelback bladder in the outside pocket for longer hikes and SAR work. Also works out well when traveling via airplane, as it just fits the overhead bin requirements.
Downsides: Only 1 big pocket + small outside pocket, lots of straps (ie. clutter), velcro on outside pocket wears.
Upsides: Solid, well built and designed pack for a great price.