Teton Sports Outfitter 4600
Reviewers Paid: $100.00
4600 cu in / 75 L
35 x 16 x 14 in
28 - 50 in
Adjustable 17 - 21 in
Comfortable pack with plenty of room. Great for multi-night hikes. Sized right for an average man.
- Very compressible
- Brain is awkward
- No measurements for torso adjustments
- Too many compression straps
- Zippered hip pocket hard to open/close and too far back
Price: $179.99 (suggested retail price)
Model: Outfitter 4600 Size 4600cu. in. (70 liters)
Weight: 5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
Material: 420D Ripstop/600D Polyester/900D Polyester
The Outfitter 4600 has met my expectations with only a few gripes that I think they could've made better.
To start with, this pack is light. For a 70 liter pack I expected it to weigh a bit more than 5 lbs. The interior is roomy with a separate sleeping bag compartment that is accessible from the outside but can also be zippered open for full use of the length of pack if needed. There is an expansion area at the top if all 70 liters is necessary. If the full amount is not needed the expansion area compresses down so the pack contents do not shift.
There are two zippered side pockets to hold snacks and maps along the mid-sides and two mesh pockets for water bottles. The right hip belt also has a zippered pocket for smaller items. This small pouch is a "Two Hander" because of the "up and down" zipper style and because of being placed so far back on the belt it is hard to get to. I kinda let that last one go because of the outer pouch on the front of the pack. This pouch will stretch out and create a space large enough to store a pair of shoes!
It also has a zipper that goes down the middle of it to store flat items. I used the stretch pouch on my last trip to store my shell (coat) and the flat pouch to store a book and my maps. And don't worry about your items falling out of the pouch... There are compression straps (more about straps in a bit) to hold everything in and the top lid (brain) covers the top of the pouch.
Speaking of the brain... It is removable and can be used as a fanny pack. I hope I will never be in a situation to have to use it like that, because really... "Hello? The 1980s called and want their fashion back!" A lightweight day pack would've been much more appropriate.
The pack comes with a hydration sleeve for up to a 3-liter bladder and ports for the bladder hose.
It has torso length adjusters that are very easy to make corrections with but do not have any measurements to go by, which means many times of taking off and putting back on the pack to get the right adjustment. The shoulder straps are also adjustable and the sternum strap has a built-in emergency whistle.
Compression is not a problem with this pack. I've never seen so many compression straps on a pack. I've actually been confused trying to figure out which clips go where! But they do their job and keep items from shifting.
Now a couple of really cool features that I wasn't expecting:
- The back/top of the pack is contoured away from your head so your noggin never comes in contact with the pack and
- it comes with its own built-in rain cover that is stored on the bottom side of the pack in a Velcro accessible pouch. My High Sierra Explorer 55 had the rain cover hidden away as well, but I thought it was just them. So I was very excited to see that Teton did it as well.
Overall this pack has done me well so far. The hip belt pocket and overdose of compression straps could have been done better but, it rides nice, compresses tight, and looks good doing it.
And seriously... A fanny pack?
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100