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Nick721 wrote a review of on June 5, 2012

2 5

I bought this pack for an 8 day trip to the Pecos Wilderness in northern New Mexico. With my pack fully loaded it was around 50 pounds or more carrying gear for early spring weather in the mountains and 14 pounds of food. It made a good first impression with good construction, decent features, ample space and a clean appearance. Everything was great about this pack until about 6 miles into the trip. The frame had held up well, keeping the 55 pound monster glued to my back, it was the padding and the straps that were absolutely terrible. They were cutting into my shoulders and hips so much that I still have marks in both places 2 weeks after the trip. It made it so I could only go half the distance I initially planned for the 50 mile trek. For being an 80+10 pack it has horrible suspension and couldn't carry more than 40 pounds comfortably. If I was doing technical mountaineering or an extended trip this pack would fail miserably, I don't recommend it at all.




Nick721 wrote a review of on April 18, 2012

2 5

This is over priced, you can buy them for 7-9 dollars less. I work at a tea shop and I have been using the same exact product with the Finum brand instead of the MSR one for years now to make coffee and tea on the trail and off.

BACKCOUNTRY.COM, please carry the less expensive and just as well made Finum filter. They also offer different sizes!!!!