The JanSport Scout Backpack is a sturdy, reliable pack for teenagers or hikers of small stature.
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This was my first pack to use after graduating from camping in the back yard. Pros: good size for a weekend trip; top and bottom compartments keep your food separated from the rest of your gear; plenty of pockets for those who like to be organized; sturdy adjustable frame; smaller frame size for those of us who never quite hit that growth spurt. Cons: separate compartments make it impossible to put the tent inside the bag, leaving it strapped to the outside to possibly get snagged on a branch sometime along the trail; must be balanced perfectly against something to get it to stand upright; so many pockets you might feel inclined to fill them all with extra gear you won't use.
Good, but not great
Spend the extra ten bucks and get a much better pack from Mountainsmith: http://www.backcountry.com/store/MOU0121/Mountainsmith-Youth-Scout-Backpack-3356cu-in.html.
This is a good pack, very rugged and also fairly light. I always have extra room when on backpacking trips. I use it on every trip I go on. I would give it a five star rating, but it is heavy compared to some other packs. Overall I would recommend this to every one who is starting out into backpacking.