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Price $549.00 at REI
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Pros Spectacular suspension, comfortable padding, ergonomic shoulder strap design, extremely weather resistantAwesome pockets, excellent ventilation, general comfortPacked full of features, great pockets, comfortable and solid ergonomic designComfortable, handles heavy loads, dual zippered lid pockets for accessibility, large "U" zipper allows easy accessWell padded, slightly lighter than average, very durable, more torso height adjustment than most, stout suspension
Cons Expensive, heavier, few convenience featuresNot supportive for loads over 40 poundsSlightly on the heavier side, not the best for super heavy loadsAverage weight, supportive foam can feel stiff at firstNot quite as many pockets as other models, soft padding was less comfortable with super heavy loads, warmest pack in the review
Bottom Line Our testers were stoked on this pack's dreamy suspension and weather resistanceThis now classic pack offers incredible ventilation, an awesome set of pockets and a hug-like suspensionHandling nearly any load you can fill it with, this model is great for folks who tend to pack a few extra comfortsIf you tend to pack a heavy pack, this bag and its burly suspension system are your ticket to trail happinessVersatile and simple, this pack is exceptionally adjustable and durable
Rating Categories Arc'teryx Bora AR 63 Osprey Atmos 65 AG Osprey Aether AG 60 Gregory Baltoro 65 Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10
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Specs Arc'teryx Bora AR 63 Osprey Atmos 65 AG Osprey Aether AG 60 Gregory Baltoro 65 Deuter Aircontact...
Measured Weight (pounds) 5.00 lbs 4.54 lbs 5.13 lbs 4.84 lbs 4.38 lbs
Volume (liters) 63 L 65 L 60 L 65 L 65 + 10 L
Access Top + side access zipper Top + sleeping bag compartment Top + side access zipper + sleeping bag compartment Top + front U-shaped access zipper + sleeping bag compartment Top + sleeping bag compartment
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials Weatherproof N400r-AC squared fabric in areas exposed and a mix of N420p-HT and N630p-HT plain weave Nylon over the rest of the pack Main body: 100D X 630D Nylon Dobby
Accent: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
Bottom: 420HD Nylon
Main body: 210D Nylon Dobby
Accent: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
Bottom: 500D Nylon
210D Honeycomb Cryptorip HD / 210D High Tenacity Nylon 35% Polyester, 65% Nylon
Sleeping bag Compartment No Yes Yes Yes Yes