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Old 04-11-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
 
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Okay...so I'm going to Europe for 25 nights and need a good internal frame pack...I've been looking at the Coyote or Tornado or Shadow by Kelty...Anybody have experience with Kelty packs? Any other suggestions? It's not just for this trip obviously, i need something rugged for when i tackle South America and South Asia etc...
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I can't help you all that much since I haven't been through choosing a pack myself, but here's a great post KCL did about choosing the right one for you.

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KCL is the resident über-expert on packs and gear. I'm a big fan of REI, for what that's worth.
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I have a smaller Kelty pack - and it did its job as a larger day pack in Belize City. I personally am a huge fan for Marmot packs - they are making what I would consider the best packs on the US market. The Eiger 55 would be my top pick presently
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I have the Kelty Coyote. It's the women's edition, but it's probably about the same i'm guessing. It's really nice, and pretty big. I was in Europe for 4 weeks in the winter, and i still didn't have it as full as it could have gone.
As for durability, i have no rips or tears or other signs of wear beyond scuff marks from being in dirty places! I would definately reccomend it!
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