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Reviewers Paid: $120.00
this was a great pack for the price. i took the pack with me on the inca trail, and it took a lot of abuse, but held up beautifully. the back support and shoulder straps were awesome; even after four days, i never felt sore. i can't wait to take it on another trip!
complaints? the compression straps were too long, and i had to make sure to tuck them in somewhere before hiking. and make sure that you need all the room it has, because if you're not carrying a lot, it's difficult to pack correctly to distribute the weight.
Number of Pockets: 3 (plus 2 side pockets for water bottles)
Max. Load Carried: ~19 kg (41 lbs)
Height of Owner: 5'3"
Price Paid: $120
I went out on a small winter hike with the intention of staying in a lean-to for 3 days/2 nights. I won't describe how bad the weather was and how most of my gear wasn't holding up, but I was disappointed in this pack. It had plenty of space for everything and it seemed well made and all, but I could not adjust it for the life of me. I only hiked in about half a mile, but no matter what I tried I could not get this pack to stay still as I climbed over logs and dug myself out of snowbanks (snowshoes busted). Beyond that, there are too many straps and snaps. I guess that makes it look pretty cool and I'm sure they could all come in handy someday, but it's hard to deal with all that in gloves or with frozen fingers.
Design: internal frame
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: ~60
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $200 ($120 on sale)