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Old 02-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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It's internal frame....internal/external straps...removable daypack...hip belt...can be locked down...water bottle pockets...in one pack? For under $200? And it looks cool as hell (military-esque).

Any reviews? I ask with such urgency because I might buy it today.

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It's pretty... I don't know about the overall capacity (I like a big honkin' bag), but feature-wise, it seems to have everything I would ask for! And the price is quite nice.
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I'm a light packer, so it looks good to me! Decent price too. REI has good stuff.
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looks pretty kick ass, not a bad find at all!!!
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I saw just make sure you get the right size on it.You don't want to take it out and have give you any painful problems when your haulin' ass.SO you should measure the top of your spine,the big bump at the back of your neck too the top of your hip bones.This will give you the proper length for your pack and save you some pain.If you have any questions drop me a line. Cheers
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looks like a pretty decent pack...you might want to test it out as I've heard that some of thr REI packs frames are uncomfortable...but that might just be a matter of opinion/build. Something with comparable features would be the Swift Traveler. It has about 1000 cu.in more of space and it has a built in duffle for when you put it under the plane. Its also listed here for under $130 (its usually around $300). Dana Design packs are awesome in my opinion, and I've used lots of different packs.

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The size thing might be tricky for me to find (I'm 6'8").


OOH! Dana Designs! All the ones by them I could find were way too expensive, but this one looks very nice...danke
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hey check out MEC.ca for a guide for fitting a new pack it's a wicked site and you might even find another pack you like.You only have to measure the toop of your spin to the top of your hip bones and make sure it's in inches,check out the sizes of packs and what ever matches with you is going to be a better fit.
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The size thing might be tricky for me to find (I'm 6'8").

OOH! Dana Designs! All the ones by them I could find were way too expensive, but this one looks very nice...danke*
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Dude, I'm 6'6 so I know the feeling - the frames in Dana Designs pack are awesome for us tall folks because they really distribute the weight..

I got an XL pack and a Medium belt (yea, they'll do that for ya) and it works great
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I do like your pack, but I think I just found my new pack, thanks to Silk...

If you set, then sweet that is a wicked pck....but if your still shopping..check this...

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I do like your pack, but I think I just found my new pack, thanks to Silk...

If you set, then sweet that is a wicked pck....but if your still shopping..check this...

Dana Design Packs
Cdude...you can't go wrong with Dana Design dude! Any usually you can find them on sale (since they are pricey). I used to use a bombpack, and now have a glacier...the arc series packs are amazing as far as fit and comfort! I've try most of them a few years ago...They have always gotten rave reviews in gear guides.

Oh, and usually if you search the net you can find an older model (like '03) at amazing prices! The older models are usually almost exactly the same anyhow, maybe with just slight modifications.

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Damnit...I'm sold on that Swift Traveler....thanks guys, yall are the best
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