The North Face Patrol 45 Duo

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photo: The North Face Patrol 45 Duo winter pack

Specs

Price Historic Range: $59.97-$99.95

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Sometimes they get it right.

Pros

  • Cordura bucket bottom
  • Excellent outside harness system
  • Protective backing on the harness system
  • Water proof
  • Dual hood pockets
  • Adjustable top to expand to 60LT
  • Adjustable back fitting
  • Side zipper system

Cons

  • 2013 TNF Patrol 45 (not even close)

More Pros

  • Nylon side pocket ( not cheap )
  • Universal buckles (easy to replace or expand )
  • Wide belt
  • Loops for climbing gear
  • inside pockets for a avalanche probe and bladder

 

I bought this new in 2003 and have used it for everything from:

  • Back country camping - expanded to 60lt and outside harness system handles a foamy and tent very well.
  • Fly fishing - added buckles to my float tube and clipped it to the pack, fly rod rests in the side pocket
  • Ski touring - 3 different ways to carry your skis
  • Snowshoeing - harness system can handle large traditional shoes down to skinny skis
  • Climbing - protective plate allows you to strap on crampons and areas for your axe
  • Day scrambles - adjustable back makes it very comfy, trekking poles fit in side pockets

I think this is the best multi purpose 45lt mountain pack I ever come across and have almost worn it out (when is the last time you wore out a pack). I just found a new/old one on Ebay.

Enough said.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Paul.


4 years ago

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