User Review: Mountainsmith Day
Price Paid: $80
I bought this pack in 2003 and have not been without it since. I upgraded the shoulder strap to the back-pack style strapettes and that really increased its utility. I carry it daily on my bike commute, and relied on if while hunting elk in Montana, and lugged it to Europe and Sri Lanka.
The red panel is starting to fade now. The little black plastic things that join the bungee cords ends together broke this year but a quick square not recovered 100% utility. I've been quite impressed with the zippers because they have withstood me cramming stupid-big med school books, lunch, and a change of clothes.
I hope that Mountainsmith is still making them when this one dies, but it's giving no indication of dying in the near future.
My only gripe is that I wish there was a rain cover for it.