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Gear Details: Backpacks

Cabela's XPG Ultralight 5000

Manufacturer: Cabela's

SKU: 50028015

Product Details:
Product Year2008
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):5000
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):15
Largest Size (Torso Length):21
Features:Adjustable torso length, Divider between main and sleeping bag compartments, Hydration bladder and feeder tube, Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters
Weight (lbs, oz): 5,2
210 D Nylon ripstop fabric Brock foam padded shoulder straps Top Load and unique J zip panel load Water Resistant #10 YKK external sleeping bag zippered compartment 2L Source hydration reservoir included Water Resistant #10 YKK J zipper


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I have owned this pack since late 2006, have done many hundreds of miles with it and like it a lot.

Great adjustable suspension with very comfortable waistband, it has the side adjusting straps and floating buckle - easily the best to adjust.

I also like the waterproof fabric/zippers, built in pack cover, J-zip main access & seperate/combined lower section.

I really do like the side pocket flexibility (1 large + 2 small) for organization and extra room - though they make the pack quite wide like an external frame pack - they are at least removable.

The removable top pack doesn't have a waistband for use as a day pack (a strange omission - so I've added one).

I do wish the side mesh pockets were a bit deeper for a more secure stash of a big nalgene. The back panel organizer flap, vertical pocket + mesh pocket are handy and get used a lot. I like how I can organize my gear well with all the pockets/partitions, side straps and ladder. The hydration sleeve & pass thoughs work well to and can in fact accomodate a 3L bladder easily.

All in all I'm very happy with the pack - it handles big weight well... but is a little heavy itself - I would not have called it ultralight!
Posted by Alan in AZ, May 23, 2011 Star Star Star Star Star

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