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Historic Range: $69.95-$129.90
Reviewers Paid: $100.00
I Love this backpack!!! I've had it a while now, and the way its set up is awesome. It's nicely waterproof, very light, stores everything I need and more!
My favorite feature is however, the cinch straps. They smash the pack to keep your stuff in place and super snug, but mostly I find myself just pre-smashing it to take on short trips!
The only downside in my mind, is the side access pockets are at the bottom, and then you have a top access one. Bottom line, if your stuff is in the middle you can't get it unless you want to really dig.
I love this backpack though!!! Good for someone who needs to stretch their dollar.
Design: Top loading
Number of Pockets: 7
Max. Load Carried: 32 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5-9
Price Paid: $100