ARC'TERYX Bora 35

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $199.00

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 2136

 

Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 2319
Sizes Available 2
Weight 2 lbs, 7 oz

Killer Deal

Get a lot of pack for a little money with the Manang. "I hauled more than 40 pounds on a 35-mile trip through the Wind River Range," said one tester, "and this top-loader performed way above its price range." How? The Manang's well-padded suspension includes shoulder straps with extra-cushy gel inserts, and the frame is plenty stiff for big loads, thanks to two aluminum stays and a rigid U-shaped tube.

The packbag is easy to load and organize, with a cavernous main compartment that has a vertical access zipper, lid and hipbelt pockets, and plenty of lashing options. Even more impressive: The mix of 840- and 420-denier fabric is bushwhack-durable, yet the pack is reasonably lightweight for the capacity. The catch? No sleeping-bag compartment, and the ladder-style, adjustable harness is not as stable as the best in this category. $180; 5,190 cu. in.; 5 lbs. 2 oz. Lafumausa.com

For gear intensive day trips our smallest Bora is a master jack-of-all-trades, and is loaded with practical features such as a removable top lid, stowable water bottle holder, and wand pocket. Equally adept at skiing, hiking, cragging or hauling groceries the rugged Bora 35 does it all with comfort.

• Double layered fabric bottom
• Four external compression straps
• Dual density shoulder straps
• Hydration bladder pocket
• Hose clip
• Kangaroo pocket with drain hole
• Key clip
• Laminated internal kangaroo pocket
• Removable stowable lid
• Thermoformed back panel
• Two external daisy chains
• Two ice axe loops and holders
• One water bottle holder
• One wand pocket
• 5cm/2" webbing hipbelt
• WaterTight zippers