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Old 02-14-2014, 07:05 PM
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What is your best / favorite backpack of all?

What is (was) the best or favorite backpack that you've ever used? Also, share the types and length of trips that you've used it for and any other particulars that help to explain your personal choice.

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:30 PM
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Kelty Super Tioga. Short and long trips. Love this pack. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:03 PM
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Backpack: GoLite Pinnacle
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I've been through a few packs and my favorite is my GoLite Pinnacle. I own two of them. It weighs 28 NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:14 PM
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GGervin GGervin is offline
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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This is a hard one. I suppose I'd have to say my Lowe Contour IV. I used one for at least 15 years NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:28 PM
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I agree. This is a difficult question. Largely, because I'm still looking for that favorite pack. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:43 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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It's a tie.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:09 PM
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dsuursoo dsuursoo is offline
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Backpack: Mountainsmith Maverick 65
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i've found myself turning to my Mountainsmith Maverick time in and out. it's a pretty awesome pack. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:25 PM
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Backpack: Osprey Exos 46 Large
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I love my current pack: Osprey Exos 46 (large) in forest green. It is large enough to store a weeks NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:15 PM
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EagleRiverDee EagleRiverDee is offline
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Backpack: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Hands down for me is my Granite Gear Vapor Trail, which I purchased used. I have never owned a more NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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