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Saturday, September 10, 2005
Suggested Retail:$69.95

Color or Scent: Black and Orange

Reviewer Info:

I have a shorter torso and tend to like a bit more frame support. I also generally don’t prefer top loading packs as you have to dig for the stuff at the bottom and as a guide, you are invaribly carring a lot of everything.

At first glance:

Love how light the pack is as well as all the features that I look for (bladder pocket for a one liter hydration system, side mesh pockets for waterbottles with security strapp, mesh back pocket and bundgie,zippered waist belt pockets,two zippered pockets on the top hood) and lots of room inside if you need it.  You can fit a ton of stuff inside and outside the pack and there are just enough pockets and excessories to keep it interesting without loosing your stuff in TOO many pocket.

Details:

Jazz Pack
  Series: Specialty Travel Description: Jazz Pack  
  Style: K08-35 Fabric: 200 d rip  
  Color: Size(LxHxW): 13 ” x 20 ” x 5 ” (33cm x 51cm x 13cm) 
  Weight: 1.75 lbs (.8 kg) Capacity: 1300 cu inches (21 litres) 

Through the Ringer:

I used this pack for 5 weeks leading hiking tours in the Dolomites, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and St. Petersburg.

What I Liked:

Light, place for everything, easy to figure out, good waist belt.  Well thought out design.

Room for Improvement:

Too long for me (need a women’s model!).  I would prefer more of a frame as my shoulders started hurting when I had too much weight in it. The chest strap kept slipping down as it doesn’t have a secure fastener.

Ideal for:

Adventure Racing
Day Hiking
Travel Hiking as you can put it in your suitcase
General all around great pack

Reviewed by Kathy Dragon

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