Got it on ebay along with a Jansport external for…
Design: Top Loading
Size: 5600 + 1200
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 75 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $35
Got it on ebay along with a Jansport external for $35. I love it! I have used lots of packs over the years and this is one of the best. Took a trip to the southwest and needed to carry lots of supplies and water, hence the 75 lbs,. It held up great. I had to take the little mini aluminum stay out of the lumbar pad, adjust the shoulder straps and adjust the back stays. After doing these things it rode very well and never gave me any problems. The shove it/crampon patch will carry almost anything. The top pocket makes a great lumbar pad. It has lots of lashing options and collapsable water bootle/wand pockets. The only change I would make would be an oven style sleeping bag compartment instead of the straight horizontal zipper. I called the folks and Jandd when I first got it and they directed me to the website for fitting instructions. They be da goodest ones of dem all!
A true steal when it was offered for $199, I would…
Size: 6500+ cu in.
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 60 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'4
Price Paid: $199--anniversary edition (289 retail)
A true steal when it was offered for $199, I would still shell out the retail price for it if I had to. I've owned it for only three years but put it through a significant amount of usage (and abuse). Still looks brand new.
I improperly adjusted the fit of the pack before a week long trek but I still didn't notice the difference. I dig the double bottom, hardcore construction, and choice of materials.
It's hard to find the company, but it should be worth it.
Not only does this pack have an innovative suspension…
Design: Internal Frame
Size: Large: 5300-7000ext.
Number of Pockets: four
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $290
Not only does this pack have an innovative suspension system that's incredibly comfortable, but it's also indestructible. Made of 100% 500 denier codura nylon, the strength of this pack is phenomenal. Rather than a clumsy ladder system to adjust the shoulder straps, the pack uses a system where the straps slide up and down a heavy nylon track. It took me about one minute to make the pack fit me like a glove. And it does fit me like a glove because rather than having to move the straps in inch increments, I could slide the straps up and down until they were perfect.
It's got tons of compression straps, a sleeping bag compartment with removeable divider, fanny pack lid, shovel pocket, lash points, load stabalizer system, lombar support, water bottle pockets and a lifetime guarantee. (Haven't had a sore back since I bought it.)