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Old 10-02-2010, 23:20   #1
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HIKING.....What's the best backpack?

I recently purchased a Condor brand tactical backpack which has a place to put the Camelback water pouch in it. I plan to use it for hiking so that I may carry other stuff in there that I may need while hiking.

Anyone have any other suggestions of good back packs?
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Old 10-05-2010, 17:52   #2
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My Camelbak Motherload and BFM served me well in Iraq. I still have both bags and they are about 5 years old and have been used hard. I still use them hunting and for the Army.


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Old 10-05-2010, 18:46   #3
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I recently purchased a Condor brand tactical backpack which has a place to put the Camelback water pouch in it. I plan to use it for hiking so that I may carry other stuff in there that I may need while hiking.

Anyone have any other suggestions of good back packs?
What volume are you needing?
How much do you want to spend?
How will you be using it? Day hike/overnight?/winter/summber
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Old 10-05-2010, 20:11   #4
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I use the Camelbak Talon when I'm out in the field with the Corps or over seas, but I also use it while I'm backpacking. The biggest complaint is that there is not a belly strap (true, only if you are moving QUICKLY) so, I had one sewn on it for me which cost me a whopping extra $9.

You get a hydration system that has more room than you know what to do with in a pack. Plus Camelbak really knows how to incorporate a water bag with a pack. Usually when you carry a hydration bag, it is stupidly uncomfortable when it is full, but there is a stiff bored that separates your back from the hydration bag. You never know that you are wearing it (except for the added weight) The best pack.... period.
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Old 10-11-2010, 17:14   #5
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No such thing as the best backpack.

For camping with the Boy Scouts for up to seven days, I like this backpack - expandable and comfortable. Carried up to 60 lbs in there too.

Gregory Shasta:

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/gregory/shasta/

Bought mine for $75 like new off of a Craigslist guy!

You have to go to REI or a sporting good store and try them on to see how they fit your back.
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Old 10-11-2010, 17:34   #6
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Duncan is absolutely right, of course.

Condor is a typical mil/contractor pack. Built heavy and primarily for a purpose. Lots of those packs are overpriced.

I have paid hundreds of dollars for packs in the past. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't spend more than $100 on one - and $50 is more than enough to score a bomb "resistant" one.

Good pack makers:

Old (80-90s) Lowe Alpine
Osprey
Gregory
Kifaru

Etc.
Etc.
Etc.

Tons of them out there.
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