Bought mine in 1981 when I lived in Todmorden just…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £80?
Bought mine in 1981 when I lived in Todmorden just over the hill from where they were made. Only issue is my side pockets are buckle closed rather than zipped but anything I put in there goes in a zip lock bag.
- Very tough
- Mine is an old design, but still waterproof
Bought mine in 1981 when I lived in Todmorden just over the hill from where they were made. Only issue is my side pockets are buckle closed rather than zipped, but anything I put in there goes in a zip lock bag. It is now my "Go Bag" in case the Zombies come! I can strap my rifle to it!
I also have an orange Karrimor "Good Earth" day pack for rock climbing in the summer. That has survived despite being dragged up rock routes.
Very robust pack, any stonger and it would rust. Been…
Design: top loading
Size: ? 65L
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 25 kilos
Height of Owner: 174 cm
Price Paid: $300 (AUS)
Very robust pack, any stonger and it would rust. Been everywhere with it - buses, ships, trains, beaches, camping, overseas. Unfortunately the carrying system is crap - didn't matter so much when I was 20 yrs old but now it's painful and getting worse - it's a very bad design. The life time warranty is great - they have fixed the pack three times (I am VERY rough with my stuff). hope this helps, cheers.
This backpack comes with the supercool system, which…
Design: internal frame
Size: 65 litres
Number of Pockets: 3 pockets
Max. Load Carried: 22 kgs
Height of Owner: 5 feet 8 inches
Price Paid: RM 900
This backpack comes with the supercool system, which is a lot more comfortable and cooler than the previous system. Have been using it for about 3 and a half years now for mountain expeditions all over Malaysia as well for backpacking around countries as well.
Final verdict: Turns out to be a reliable, versatile and a useful backpack, no complaints and is highly recommended for future buyers. A word of warning though, those made in China are more inferior in terms of quality and realiability compared to those made in UK.