I looked at both the Fairydown and Macpac alternatives,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $450


I looked at both the Fairydown and Macpac alternatives, but this had a better detachable daypack. Twenty years later I'm still really happy with it.


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Fairydown eventually bought Tika, and so that was the end of that :(


Hi James, Got any pictures of your Cardrona you'd be wiling to share in your review?

10 months ago

This pac has been brilliant with a fully adjustable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Internal Frame Treking Pac
Size: 90 liters
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 40kg
Height of Owner: 183cm
Price Paid: nz Dollars $450

This pac has been brilliant with a fully adjustable zip away harness, zip off 15 litre daypac, everybody raves about Macpacs in New Zealand without looking at the alternatives. My mate bought a Genesis and it has not been as rugged as my Cardrona.

After 3 months in Africa my bag was still in good shape whereas his had lost a couple of straps and the waist strap buckle had broken.

Tika Cardrona


The Cardrona has been discontinued.

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The Tika Cardrona is not available from the stores we monitor.

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