ARC'TERYX Bora 80

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $375.00

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 4700

 

Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 5250
Sizes Available 3
Weight 6 lbs, 13 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

Trekking for a week or more calls for a serious pack. Our plush thermoformed hipbelts and shoulder straps are connected to our sturdy V-stay suspension system to comfortably handle expedition sized loads. This robust pack features WaterTight zippers, DWR coated fabrics, and a reinforced bottom to repel the elements.

• Double layered fabric bottom
• Six external compression straps
• Full length side zip
• Interchangeable unisex dual density shoulder straps
• Interchangeable unisex thermoformed hipbelt
• Kangaroo pocket with drain hole
• Key clip