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Postby frediver » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:19 pm

First
What is the common size most of you are using?
3,000-4,000, 6,000 cu. in?
What are your bare packs weighting in at, 4 ,5 , 6 pounds?
I am hoping for a pack to be under 5 pounds and at least 4,000cu+.
Right now I am interested in a snugpack rocket system pack, has anyone used one or any snugpack pack product?
I have been using a Lowe and a G-4 pack both have worked well but the lowe is a bit heavy at 6pounds and the G-4 lacks the weight capacity I would like. I have been checking out the local REI and I am finding that
most of the new packs with the capacity I want all seems to weight 6+ pounds, IMO that's just to heavy. Oops I forgot to mention that the price tags that come with the new gear is more than a bit outrageous, $250.00++, I don't think so. Even sale items can be a bit pricey.
When I started packing 30 years ago a frame and pack would weight less than 4 pounds total with a capacity of greater than 4,000, cu. in.
any ideas?



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Postby Trekker » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:52 pm

The Osprey Atmos 65 has 4000 cu in. and weighs 3 lbs. 10 oz in the medium size. $229 at REI :)
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Postby maverick » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:56 pm

I use a Mountain Smith Ghost 2800 cu in. at 2lb2oz.
I have used it to carry 10 days no problemo with bear canister
inside.
On sale at Sierra Trading Post Outlet at 1/2 off!
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Postby quentinc » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:37 pm

I have a Bora 95 -- 7-1/2 pounds -- so don't ask me! ;)
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