Traveling light and as compact as possible is important to me. The Eagle Creek packing system helps me achieve that goal leaving space for thos souvenirs I just had to have.
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.
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