Jeremy Collettwrote a review of Marmot Kompressor Comet 16L Backpack on February 20, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Absolutely love what Marmot has done with this backpack. I used to have a similar back pack from Sea to Summit that eventually tore after years of use, however this bag is a 70 denier as opposed to others that are around 15-20 denier. So far the minimally thicker material as held up super well. Weighing in at a mere 6oz, this bag really packs a punch for being so lightweight. That being said, only purchase this bag if you plan on carrying 5-10 pounds of weight and make sure to take caution when packing it as there is no back support pad or anything - this is really never an issue as long as you have an extra layer or rain jacket to cover the oddly shaped camera case for example. Another thing: I usually am pretty light on gear and hesitate to rest this on rocky ground unless necessary, so when I take a break on the trail I usually try and find a grassier spot to hang out. You really have to think about how this bag will work for you, its incredibly lightweight (only a hair heavier than the SeatoSummit) but incredibly versatile with the fold down top as well as the gear loops. I would definitely recommend this bag to a friend!