ARC'TERYX Maia 65

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $575.00

Specs

For Women
Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3967

 

Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 4272
Sizes Available 3
Weight 6 lbs, 1 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

Keeping your gear dry with our Rolltop closure and revolutionary 420ACT material, the Maia 65 makes wet weather trekking more bearable. Designed for a woman's anatomy, the radially formed shoulder straps and binary hipbelt comfortably connect you to the pack, making big loads a breeze.

• Double re-curved shoulder straps designed for the female form
• Women's specific hipbelt, styling and ergonomics
• RollTop™ closure
• Fully seam sealed
• Hydration bladder pocket
• Laminated map pocket
• Laminated molded AC² Fusion Points™
• Load Transfer Disc
• Monoframe backpanel
• Pigment dyed WaterTight zippers
• Radially formed Binary™ hipbelt
• Radially formed shoulder straps
• Removable WaterTight top lid
• Side access kangaroo pocket
• Six external compression straps
• Waterproof Hydroport™
• 3D shaping
• Gridlock adjustable shoulder strap suspension system