Historic Range: $179.99
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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £80?
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.
Design: top loading
Size: ? 65L
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 25 kilos
Height of Owner: 174 cm
Price Paid: $300 (AUS)
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.
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