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Backpacker Magazine – March 2008

Backpacker Gear Guide: Weeklong Packs

The Goal: Hit the trail and forget you're even wearing a pack.

by: The Backpacker Editors

JanSport Whittaker LR, Sethhughes.com
JanSport Whittaker LR, Sethhughes.com

Step out for a weeklong journey with one of these eight packs. Need a waterproof pack? What about one well suited for rough terrain? Backpacker's pack testers have put these eight through the wringer.

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Randy
Apr 27, 2008

Thanks for your positity Bill. Try constructive criticism instead of reviewer criticism; which I guess is what I'm guilty of with this comment

Randy
Apr 27, 2008

Thanks for your positity Bill. Try constructive criticism instead of reviewer criticism; which I guess is what I'm guilty of with this comment

Bill
Apr 18, 2008

I have the Jansport Whittaker Pack and have used it on numerous week-long winter hikes and climbs hauling 60-65 lbs. It has numerous pockets so you can separate your gear and the space inside the pack is more than sufficient. It is comfortable and very stable on your back.I absolutely love it for long trips.

Joe Clement
Apr 18, 2008

Heavy. And expensive. Must be old school review day.

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