Tika is no longer in business, and the Cardrona has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best expedition packs for 2020.
Reviewers Paid: $450.00
I looked at both the Fairydown and Macpac alternatives, but this had a better detachable daypack. Twenty years later I'm still really happy with it.
- No longer available
Fairydown eventually bought Tika, and so that was the end of that :(
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $450
This pac has been brilliant with a fully adjustable zip away harness, zip off 15 litre daypac, everybody raves about Macpacs in New Zealand without looking at the alternatives. My mate bought a Genesis and it has not been as rugged as my Cardrona.
After 3 months in Africa my bag was still in good shape whereas his had lost a couple of straps and the waist strap buckle had broken.
Design: Internal Frame Treking Pac
Size: 90 liters
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 40kg
Height of Owner: 183cm
Price Paid: nz Dollars $450