I ordered this as an alternative to my Kelty 5600 Red Cloud pack which I use on week (or longer) long trips. I wanted something in the 3500-4000 range. I saw this and read some reviews on other sites which were all encouraging. I ordered it an am impressed for the most part. Here is my take.Positives:- Well made- Lots of lash points- well padded back and straps- Ski compatible- Very light weight- Very nice strap adjustment systems, best I have worked with.Negatives:- No hydration compartment. Will need external chamber.- Adjustment of torso length not well designed but workable.- Only tunnel access.Over all I really like that pack and would recommend it for beginner to intermediate backpackers or someone looking for a inexpensive second pack. I am sold on this brand and would consider getting another by High Peak to compliment this one.
This backpack was decent quality and size but did not offer good organization. No pockets or extra spaces. Pretty much a duffle bag on a frame.
- How accurate was the sizing? Good overall size
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. No outside or inside pockets or compartments. More like a duffle bag on a frame.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes