User Review: The North Face Renegade
Number of Pockets: 4+
Max. Load Carried: 50+
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: ~$275
I bought the North Face Renegade at REI when it first came out, I don’t know maybe about 1995, and didn’t know at the time what I was buying. I was just happy that it fit great and the price was good for me. I’ve taken it to numerous multi-day hiking trips through the Sierras and Alaska, and have tried other smaller and equivalent sized packs on the same hikes.
The Renegade is just simple enough, not too many straps, has just enough pockets and the removable “fanny pack” is great for a Mt. Whitney summit.
I think this is the best, most comfortable pack for either an overnighter or even 14-day trip. I tell everyone “Even when packed at 50+ lbs it’s like your favorite cozy couch”.
It’s now 2005 and it’s still my favorite pack. I just hope I can find another Renegade when this one bites the dust.