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EMS 3000 LT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The 3000 LT has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best weekend packs for 2024.

First, I returned this pack because the torso length wasn't long enough. But I sure wish it had fit better. This pack is a steal: an internal frame pack with one aluminum stay, an HDPE framesheet, well-designed suspension system, and a storm collar, for a hundred bucks. (I got it on sale at their web site for $85.) This is the Long Torso version, which should fit people with 18-21+ inch torsos. They also make a regular and short-torso version. (I have a 22+ inch torso, and though the pack fit okay, the non-adjustable shoulder straps were not as comfortable as I wanted.)

This pack is very well made, with all the seam edges taped inside and out, and it should stand up well to a lot of hard use. It has an internal pocket for a hydration system, a small zip internal pocket for a wallet, and a key snap. It is a top loader, with one compartment (no sleeping bag opening), with a floating lid with two zippered pockets. It has load lifters on well-sculpted shoulder straps.

The pack is also huge -- I think it may be a larger than 3000 ci. I could easily fit everything for a 3-4 day trip (I pack pretty light, but not ridiculously so), and the pack easily handled the 30 pounds. This would be a good pack for winter day hikes or skiing, where you have to carry a lot of extra stuff that you may not need.

Design: internal frame weekend pack
Size: 3000
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 6-2
Price Paid: $100

Version reviewed: 1999

This little pack has really stood the test! I used it on backpacking trips every single week all summer long, and then bought side pouches and a bunch of compression sacks and I can carry a 20 bag, 4 days food, bombproof winter tent, stove, water, etc... everything I need for a 3-4 day winter trip. Only my sleeping pad is lashed outside of my pack! Tough as nails, very few zippers - and I have REEFED on the straps over and over again - still not broken!

Design: internal frame
Size: 3000
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 63lbs
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: $89 (on sale)

I've got this pack from a retail, this pack is strong enough for a speed climbing.. (i've tested in a full loaded running when climb down), its suitable enough for tropical use, the axe pole slave can be use for a stuff's good ...

Design: internal frame pack
Size: 3000
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 25 kg
Height of Owner: 173 cm
Price Paid: $90

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