I bought this a while back. I had the Redwing 3100…
12 February 2011
Excerpt: I bought this a while back. I had the Redwing 3100 of the same color, which has stood the test of time so I thought this would be a good choice. I'm 5'9" with high hips. The fit of this pack was perfect. But there were some operability things I didn't like. One, when the bag is full the zipper covers stretch tight over top the zippers and impede their ability to function. Usually I had to lay the pack flat on the ground to operate the zippers.
This was my very first backpack. I'm a planner and…
20 April 2008
Excerpt: This was my very first backpack. I'm a planner and shopper. I like to know that I'm buying good quality stuff that is appropriate for my needs. Overall, I'm impressed with this pack. It's quite durable, and for the price I won't complain. Still yet, I have two major issues with this pack. They are: 1) the weight of the pack alone, and 2) the padding on the shoulder straps. I've got broader shoulders for a girl, but I'm still quite short.
As someone who has done a lot of camping, hiking,…
26 December 2007
Excerpt: As someone who has done a lot of camping, hiking, and backpacking in several countries around Africa, I have begun to realize the importance of gear fitting properly. Since I am fairly short for a guy, standing at a little over 5'7" with a short torso and fairly narrow chest, I find that most products are just too big for me. Usually the packs are too big and long for me, usually leaving me feeling like I borrowed my dad's jacket or something.
I have just bought this backpack and I am one who…
19 December 2005
Excerpt: I have just bought this backpack and I am one who will look at prices for months and compare packs. This pack had the most features and is awesome. You can buy it from www.bobwards.com for this same price.
I'm a relatively short (5'6" on a good day) male backpacker…
3 August 2004
Excerpt: I'm a relatively short (5'6" on a good day) male backpacker and have tried a variety of packs over the years, including expensive Gregory's. For a short torso, I've never found a better value -- good fit, great features, relatively lightweight, and durable for a great price. Plenty of space for extended treks (I've done 7-12 day trips with this pack) and I really like the layout of the pockets and internal divides. It's my favorite pack.