Gear Review

4 5

Great largeish daypack for an average hight individual

I originally purchased this backpack for myself but after one morning giving it a dry run in the field it was clear that this backpack was not for me. I gifted it to my husband who absolutely loves it. I am 5'2" and petite and have a relatively short torso making the back ride almost below my buttocks or ride almost 4" above my head. My husband on the other hand is almost a whole head taller than I. So if you have a torso that is more in the realm of "regular" this pack would be great for you. It has fairly good organization which is a must in our wildlife biologist line of work. The plus or minus depending on who are you are is that the side pockets and rear pouch are mesh. We got through a lot of chaparral and they are still holding up but are starting to show the abuse. The material that the pack itself is made out of thought is great, very rugged, and despite being through some dense scratchy foliage still beads water nicely.