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MEC Condor

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Condor has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best expedition packs for 2023.

Version reviewed: Long

Excellent pack. Took me across Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan with no problems. The suspension works well and stability is excellent. Simple design and can fit all my bulky gear with ease. Daisy chain and bladder pocket are nice additions. Very light for its size, at a mere 2.2 kilos. I could not be happier with the Condor and it is light on the bank account.

Design: Internal
Size: 96 L
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 50 Lbs
Height of Owner: 6' 4"
Price Paid: $130 (American)

This baby carried me from London to Kathmandu, Southeast Asia, Etc., Etc. Many, many trips through the Canadian Rockies and not a single problem with this pack.

There is room for the kitchen sink and dishes to fill it. The Condor has an exceptional harness with very durable fasteners.


Design: internal
Size: 82 Litres
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 60
Height of Owner: 5' 11"
Price Paid: $179 Cdn

Version reviewed: 1991

Five years with this pack, and it's never let me down. Heavy loads, 2 week trips, Africa to the Rockies, and only one small tear (Thanks to a rodent). Newer models have only been getting better, larger outer pocket, improved suspension.

Design: Internal Frame
Size: 82 L (haha)
Number of Pockets: 1 external
Max. Load Carried: 95 lbs
Height of Owner: 190 cm
Price Paid: $230-ish (Cdn)

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