Outstanding value, lots of technical features, comfortable

Reviewed by Pacifico from San Francisco on Friday, July 3, 2015
I've been searching for a backcountry backpack that would be comfortable for long hikes, can carry a heavy load, and would be easy to transport .... found it.

This is going on a hiking trip to a month-long China trip and a week-long Adirondacks trek late summer. There are lots of room to carry gears, equipment, clothing, and the external pockets are perfectly sized for quart-sized nalgene bottles. The designer of the backpack put some thoughtful touches such as external access to the bottom compartment, well-placed compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and well-padded hip belt.

I'm 5'8" and this fits me perfectly after adjusting the shoulder straps.

improvements: the nylon material feels light (good for weight savings) but I wonder how it will hold in the rough terrain and wilderness after scrapes and falls.

Very pleased with this backpack.
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