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Reviewers Paid: $225.00-$340.00
I have had this pack for eight years now and it is fantastic. It is very comfortable and always has more room to put more stuff in. The water bottle holders make it very easy to remove and replace a Nalgene bottle. The outer pouch easily holds a Therm-A-Rest and tent poles. The top of the pack is very large and easily switches into a fanny pack. In eight years I have never come across something I did not like about this pack, it's bulletproof.
Max. Load Carried: 75
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $225 on sale
I bought this pack at the end of this summer, and I just got a chance to try it out on a four day trip to Yosemite. I hiked an average of eight hours a day with no pains anywhere. On average I carried a four person tent, two bear canisters and a lot of food, plus my personal gear and I still had a lot of space! The ventilation system kept my back very dry and the hipbelt was very comfortable. The hydration system was a blessing and held enough water for one and a half days. Overall this pack was wonderful and I wouldn't have any other.
Design: internal frame
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 70 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $340 (sale)