It's a good bag for 2-day trip, but that would be it.
- space lots and lots of space
- waterproof shield
- last a long time
- makes your back sweat
- hurts after long expedition
- the bag bounces around horribly and does not hug your back well
- external frame
- my platypus water nozzle would fit through the water nozzle slot
this bag is a nightmare. if you have any sense spend a little more and get a better bag or shop around. please nothing is worse than a bag that can carry a lot but uncomfortably. for the poundage it can take should be internal back support.
I'm young and fit but this bag hurt me around my shoulder and hips. every step was like climbing everest. please don't get unless you're desperate or you are a festival person.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: €100
A very comfortable bag with a good back system and good stability. I carried one for 4 weeks around the campsites of Germany and Italy whilst Interrailing.
Vango provides an excellent hip belt which comfortably takes all the load off of your shoulders. The proportions of the bag are very good (60L bags seem to be getting bigger and bigger).
One thing I dislike about the bag however is the number of compresion straps it has. The less things on a bag that can hook, tear or snag the less chance there is that something will break.
Max. Load Carried: 10KG
Height of Owner: 5`10"
Comfortable and affordable. Plenty of ice axe, crampon attachments. Fully adjustable. Rain cover included. Slim profile, thick meshed padding. Good value for money. Double weatherlock closures, snowproof, drawcord diveder for sleeping bag compartment. Other details available at: http://www.vango.co.uk
Design: Central alloy stave
Size: 60 / 65 (BP Full)
Number of Pockets: 3 Lid, 2 Bellows, 2 wand
Max. Load Carried: 14kg
Height of Owner: 1.6m
Price Paid: £79.99