User Review: The North Face Big Shot
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: under 20 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $85
I use this pack as a versatile climbing/hiking pack. It has several technical features that I love: daisy chain, ice axe loop, bottom compression straps that can fit a therm-a-rest, side compresion straps that can fit a therm-a-rest, two long back pockets, and side water bottle pockets.
This pack is very comfortable with a very dense back foam panel, padded waist belt, and padded, curved shoulder straps. It's hard to believe this full-featured pack retails for only $85, and from the North Face, too. This pack has never let me down and can roll up very small and fit on the side of my frame pack for peak ascents during a backpack, but the foam is still tough after the abuse of rolling it up.
Very nice pack, tons of straps and room to carry the kitchen sink, highly recommended!