Available in several sizes and colors, including charcoal gray and Egyptian blue. 6.1 pounds. 5 exterior pockets in all, as well as one interior slip and one interior zip pocket. Customized lower back support with LumbarTune. Slim profile. Comes with a rain cover. 630D high-density nylon base, 200D polyester lining.
Rain cover could be sturdier. Does not come with a hydration bladder. Some buyers felt that this pack felt heavy, and that the straps dug into their shoulders too much.
Base is a 100D nylon, while the lining is made from a 200D embossed polyester. Comes in several colors, including dove grey and sky blue. 1.21 pounds. Durable and comfortable. Features a safety light attachment, BioSync Suspension for unrestricted motion, and a hydration sleeve.
On the small side; some claims that this backpack is not that comfortable for taller women.
2.86 pounds. Has 8 exterior pockets in all (many of them quick-access), as well as one interior slip and one interior zip pocket. Comes in a variety of colors, including burnished orange and feldspar gray. Several sizes to choose from. Improved ventilation with CrossFlo Suspension. Good organization.
Sizing on this pack runs a little small. Some feel the metal cross bracing can be uncomfortable.
Construction includes a 630D high-density nylon base and 200D polyester lining. Customization options include a removable LumbarTune insert and harness, and hipbelt. Multiple sizes. Top-loading. Weighs 5.5 pounds. Several colors available, including onyx black and spark red. Comes with a free daypack and rain cover.
Weatherguard pocket is too small for cell phones. Backpack is on the heavy side. Does not come with trekking pole holders.
Has a total of 6 roomy exterior pockets, as well as 2 interior (one slip, one zip). Good weight distribution, and very comfortable. Several colors to choose from, including dark charcoal and mountain purple. Includes an integrated rain cover. 2.7 pounds. Features CrossFlo suspension.
Doesn't come with a bladder or hose (although it is set up to accommodate both). Top-load design; front does not open to the main compartment.
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