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Old 07-08-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
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This thread has probably already been done... But I cant find it, so i'll start a new one. What kind of pack do you guys use? (brand name, size etc)
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i use rei gemini it is 50 liters, it isnt huge but if you travel light it is plenty



it actually can pass as a carry on if the attendant is busy

and i keep my ibook in one of these

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I use the Lowe ALpine Alpamayo 70. It's 4300 cubic inches. Is that too big?
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I have a pretty small pack - L.L Bean's Mountain Guide...and I don't remember how many cubic inches it is, hah, but I'm thinking it might even be as small as 2500. If not then it's the 3500.
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Dana Design's Swift Traveler, thanks to all the advice from thsi forum. Great pack. 4300cf, huge pack if you want it to be, nice and slim if you choose.
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I used an L.L. Bean pack to Europe for several week trips. It was the continental rucksack about 2500cu in.
It's not a comfortable backpack though so I'm considering buying a Granit Gear Virga.
It's also about 2500ci.

Does anyone have something comfortable to sell in this size for under $80?
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At the moment I'm my Bpack is an Element Mohave
20"h x 12"w x 9"d.

But I'm planning on getting a new one over the 42nd once I get back home!
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