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Historic Range: $59.97-$99.95
Sometimes they get it right.
- 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
- 2013 TNF Patrol 45 (not even close)
- 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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100