Summary: I love this pack, it is very good for ultralight camping. My only gripe is the lack of support due to the removable back panel. I solved this by putting in a osprey bladder because of its support and (obviously) the 3 liters of water. Just be careful to not pull any threads in the cinch top.(part where you put in gear) it is great for use around town also(my travel "daypack").
Summary: Since getting this bag I've put through the ringer and still looks like new. I've taken it rock climbing several times, Its great for it! I could easily attach and comfortably carry all gear. Then I decided to try try a multi day hike. Its small, but i was carry enough gear and supplies to last me 4 days in the catskills. The padding looks thin but it never hurt.
Summary: Carried this bag as my day pack all over Costa Rica and almost forgot it was there. Most days it carried a rain jacket, rain pants, extra socks, my DSLR, and Platypus water bottle. I have since bought an Osprey bladder and that worked well.Having the compession straps is handy when the bag isn't full.So very glad I bought this!!
Summary: Picked this up as my summer day pack, liked it's low weight and ideal capacity. Used it on a recent March day hike in the ADK. Stuffed it with Campgaz stove, fuel canister, pot, food, extra jacket, etc. Pack held up great. Only slight draw back is shoulder straps should have a little extra padding. They seem thin but not a draw back. Looking forward to using this in the summer.
Summary: This pack da bees' knees. I use it mostly for biking to class when all I need is a book/laptop. I was actually able to stuff both my girlfriend's and my sleeping bags in for a night of outdoor fun.Depending on which model you get, it may have the ability to fold in on itself and pack down to about the size of a 6-wk old Barred Owl. Great for a light summit pack for all the sexy mountaineers out there.Awesome grocery-getter too!
Best for light day hikes, peak bags, or just something…
19 April 2012
Summary: Summary Best for light day hikes, peak bags, or just something that can be used in everyday life. Pros Had a collapsible framesheet built in, even when removing the one included with the pack. Able to handle up to fifteen pounds comfortably. Carries laptop and school materials better than Osprey Manta 25. No complaints. Cons Webbing hip belt, but the angular distribution of weight puts it all on the small of the back which is quite comfortable if needing shoulder relief.
This is a pack and carry daypack, not a "daily user."…
2 March 2009
Summary: This is a pack and carry daypack, not a "daily user." The bag is well made and the materials are tougher than they look, but there are more suitable bags for daily carry in this size range, like the Black Diamond Bullet and BBee packs. But for packing inside a large backpack for day hikes out of base camp, or inside luggage for destination use when traveling by air, it's hard to beat this pack. Mainly because this is light, not-bulky, and value-priced.
Excellent summit pack. Advertised at 15L capacity,…
30 September 2007
Summary: Excellent summit pack. Advertised at 15L capacity, I used this on a 23-pitch rock route. Carried 3L water, enough food for 1 day, and some emergency supplies. Rides high on your back so it's good for rock climbing. I didn't really use the compression straps but they would come in handy when stuffing fleeces or down jackets.