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Old 07-26-2014, 07:49 AM
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Looking at my first pack - Opinions please

I'm looking to get my own pack, and would like to hear opinions of those with more experience ...

I borrowed a friend's Deuter Futura Vario 50+10 Backpack. It fit all my gear, plus some items that I no longer plan to take with me. This pack weighs in a 2.24 kg (~ 5lbs)

Consequently, I'm looking for something in the 60 L, or so, range for all my gear.

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Old 07-26-2014, 10:14 AM
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:50 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
Sleeping Gear: Thermarest NeoLite XL womens, Big Agnes Roxy Ann
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Welcome to the forums and to backpacking!

My first thought is that there's no such thin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:09 PM
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Thanks Shannon. That was a helpful reply.

I've narrowed my list down somewhat. I th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:29 PM
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Backpack: SIx Moons Designs Fusion 65
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I just wanted to 2nd the opinion of a sturdier and higher volume pack starting off. I also like t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:34 AM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:11 AM
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Thanks for all the info Shannon and Ryan. it's greatly appreciated.

I've come down t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:59 PM
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:09 PM
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I have no experience with the packs you're considering but urge you to also consider "Granite G NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:57 PM
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