/ Backpack recommendations?
I'm looking for a 70+ litre, lightweight bag, but not super light OMM style. Something for 2-3 day Scotland trips etc. rugged enough to survive baggage handlers and the like. Ideally around the £120 mark, but possibly a bit more!
I know it's expensive and depending how much you strip it superlight...Historically I've been a Macpac sorta guy (had 4 packs) but I've just got a 30L Cilogear worksack. Best pack ever. I love it.
I notice their 45L is 75L "fully extended", 250USD/160GBP. They have 60L and 75L sizes but sounds like they're out of your price range.
MHW south col. stripped its as light as most 40L packs, even unstripped its still light, but not 'disposable' light.
a bit expensive, but worth it.
ive abused mine for several seasons. i did blow out a seam after the second winter (maybe 120 days use, lumping up to 40kg loads) but it was deemed a manufacturing fault and was replaced immediately at the flag ship store even tho i didnt buy it there. updated model too. impressed.
i have been using a cilo too, also nice, but for the 70L the weight is the same and i could get 3 MHWs for the price and pare one down to even lighter if i wanted to. have also had issues getting cilo stuff replaced, mostly down to them having limited production.
Yeah I'd rather have a 70 which I can shrink/strip down than have to feta bigger bag if I want to go on a bigger/longer trip.. Osprey looks good, I'll try one I think. Thanks
Feta bigger bag to keep my cheese in, obviously..
As an avid backpacker & hiker I only use one specific rucksack, of which I have 3 .... IMHO the Rolls Royce of all rucksacks
The Karrimor Condor, available in 60/80 and 80/100 sizes
Sadly they are no longer made and Karrimor is now nothing but a brand, but when they were made, in Lancashire with pride, they had a lifetime guarantee and the build quality reflects this.
They are bombproof !!
Super adjustable harness system, very well thought out and just absolutely faultless on every count.
Best place to buy is keep a look out on eBay - the last one I bought, a 60/80 cost me £12
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