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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $149.00 at REI
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$129.00 at REI
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Pros Easy to pack, comfortable shoulder straps, excellent pockets, super durableRugged, stiff and wide opening, variety of carry optionsExcellent shoulder straps, thick waterproof coatingHighly weather resistant, easy to pack, comfortable shoulder strapsLightweight, comfortable, straps are removable or stowable
Cons Not super light, fabric is a little stiffOnly one smaller pocket, heavyRelatively thin fabric, extra unnecessary featuresExternally accessed pocket is on the smaller side, shoulder straps take a little more work to removeNot as durable as others, compression strap buckles get in the way
Bottom Line Remains our favorite all-around model on a budgetFor trips that range from mundane to life-changing, we haven’t found a better all purpose bagFor extended backpack carry, it is unmatched; this comfort and performance comes at the cost of durability and weather protectionA solid all-around excellent expedition bag, this model was built with remote adventures in mindLightweight materials and solid construction make this bag a worthy choice
Rating Categories The North Face Base Camp Sea to Summit 90L Osprey Transporter 130 Gregory Alpaca REI Co-op Big Haul 90L
Ease Of Transport (22%)
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Ease Of Packing (22%)
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Durability (22%)
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Weight (24%)
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Weather Resistance (10%)
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Specs The North Face... Sea to Summit 90L Osprey Transporter... Gregory Alpaca REI Co-op Big Haul...
Weight (Pounds) 4.2 lbs (95L model) 4.3 lbs (90L model) 3.4 lbs (130L model) 3.7 lbs (90L model) 3.0 lbs (90L model)
Volume Size Options (Liters) 33, 50, 69, 95, 150 Liters 45, 65, 90, 130 Liters 40, 65, 95, 130 Liters 30, 45, 60, 90, 120 Liters 40, 60, 90, 120 L
D or I opening D D D D D
Back Pack Straps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
# of pockets (excludes main compartment) 3 1 3 2 4
Info window Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Material 1000D phthalate-free TPE laminate body with additonal 840-denier Jr. ballistics nylon on the bottom Tarpaulin Laminate 1000D nylon 840D Nylon TPU Double Coated 900D TPU diamond rip-stop material with additional layer of 630D nylon on the bottom 400-denier TPU-coated nylon
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