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Camp Trails Rainier

rated 3.0 of 5 stars

Camp Trails is no longer in business, and the Rainier has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best weekend packs for 2024.

I bought this pack for an extended trip with the Boy Scouts of America. It was very cheap, and I was new to backpacking, so it was perfect. It was great to look at and pack, but not on the trail. With only 150 miles (three trips) on it, it had major problems. The divider in the main compartment began to unstich, and its zipper completely came off. Various stiching elsewhere looked like it was breaking, so I returned the pack.

If the pack had held up physically, I still would have tried to rid myself of it. The hood is pathetically constructed, the shoulder straps are flimsy, and the waistbelt is unsupportive.

I would never recommend this pack to anyone. If you need a pack for a similar price, I would suggest the Catskill (the model up). It is constructed much better, and is similarly priced.

Design: internal frame
Size: 4490
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'0
Price Paid: $110

I finally got fed up and got rid of it! I bought the pack when I first got into backpacking and it was OK for two weekend hikes. However, after the second trip, I noticed a seam in the hip belt had blown out. I sent it back to the manufacturer, and they replaced it with a new model. The stitching on the new one was quite sloppy. One of the lash tabs came off almost immediately. On my first trip with it, one of the load lifter straps pulled completely off the pack under a load weight of less than 30 lbs. I finally got rid of the thing. I will never buy a Camp Trails pack again. You would be wise not to either.

Design: Internal frame
Size: 4200
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $110

Awesome backpack! During Search and Rescue training, I took this pack 72 miles in three days through the dense/wet/early winter woods of MI. I also used it during a 24 hike, and on both of those, as well as many other camping trips over the years, it was so comfortable that I didn't know that it was there (really) after much torture, one of the straps started to pull out, and I sent it back. It was fixed, a brand new suspension put on, and returned in three weeks without charge! I have no complaints. e-mail me if you want.

Design: internal frame
Size: 4500?
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 50+
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: under $100

I've hiked the Cascades and traveled over Europe with this great pack. It must have gone hundreds of miles on my back.

I have had no problems with it in the 10+ years I've been using it.

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