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Historic Range: $174.95-$269.95
Reviewers Paid: $160.00
Great price so could not pass this up. REI had it on clearance for $199.93 and I had an additional 20% off coupon.
First use on this pack was an 11 mile loop with around 3,000 ft total elevation change. Once I had the pack dialed in to fit my frame it felt like part of my body. The pack carried the weight on my hips with the shoulder straps providing stability. The multiple compression straps, external and internal to the pack were great for load control and balancing. All in all this is great pack that can stand up next to the Arc'Teryx Bora pack in a side by side comparison, for half the price if you can find a deal like I did.
Design: Top-loading main / Front access
Size: 6,600 cu. in. / 108.2 liters
Number of Pockets: 4+main
Max. Load Carried: 50lbs
Height of Owner: 6'3
Price Paid: $160US