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Old 07-31-2014, 05:39 AM
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Field and Stream or Kelty Backpacks - and under-loading

I really haven't been backpacking in probably 20-25 years. Since I was a teenager anyways.

I am thinking about getting a new internal frame pack. I am wondering on what everyone's thoughts are on going cheap to start. I was looking at a "Field and Stream" brand 65L, that is very reasonably priced. I was also looking at the Kelty Redstone 60L which is on sale for $150. They also have a Kelty 80L Coyote for around $200, as well as a couple north face packs in this same NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:16 AM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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Welcome to the forum! I'm glad you found us. I'm sure you'll find lots of useful advice here.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:17 PM
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:40 PM
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Packs are an area where its worth it to drop some money.

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:25 AM
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If it is between the two you mentioned. I would choose the kelty. (And I'd I use to receive field NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for all of the insight folks. It is very appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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I don't know Dick's lineup. I wouldn't be afraid to explore online retailers, especially if it open NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:35 PM
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dick's faces the same issues pretty much any big box/multi-department/multi-niche store faces. how t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:05 AM
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Appalachian Trail Vision

I've done a lot of miles on the Appalachian Trail.

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:00 AM
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Tonto,

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