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Randito
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PostThu Aug 13, 2020 11:10 pm 
Go to rei with all your gear and the food you will need for the longest trip you envision.  Load candidate packs with the gear and food and 2 liters of water.  Walk around the store for 10 minutes and then try the next candidate.

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Chief Joseph
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PostThu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 pm 
Not sure if other packs have this feature, but Gregory packs have a sternum strap that is adjustable up or down.

Just as others have mentioned, fit is the most important thing, so you really should try them on first, just like boots.

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PostTue Aug 10, 2021 10:08 pm 
I recently bought an old REI pack from a friend for 20 bucks, just tried it with about 30 lbs on a 2 night planned trip, and I must say that it feels like nothing on my back. It rides perfectly just above my hips, has a good back pad and no weight on my shoulders. It totally feels like it was custom made for me.

There is no identifiable tags except for the REI label. Anyone recognize this type of pack? It looks to be around 55 liters and has very sturdy fabric and zippers, kind of reminds me of a McHale. It also has just one main compartment and a lower sleeping bag compartment which is actually big enough for my bag and pad.


Looking at it again, seems like it is missing maybe an attachable compartment on the back below the REI tag?

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PostWed Aug 11, 2021 12:50 am 
slugsworth wrote:
Your website is subtitled " the easiest way to choose the right backpack"

Not to be too snarky, but it seems a little odd you are looking for backpack advice. . . specifically what advice are you looking for??

Um.... So isn't the original post spam? Sure looks like spam. (New account, one immediate nondescript post about gear with a signature link to a website about gear. Driving traffic to the website...) Any admins able to check the location of that post's IP address? Guessing it's probably not actually Santa Clara...

Also, sweet vintage 80s-early 90s REI pack, Chief Joseph.  smile.gif

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Backpacker Joe
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PostSat Aug 14, 2021 6:19 pm 
Dude.  Dan McHale.  Custom packs in Seattle.  I own four of them.  Best packs period!

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