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Gear Details: Backpacks

Red Tail

Manufacturer: ALPS Mountaineering

SKU: 2526205

Product Details:
Product Year2011
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):4900
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):14
Largest Size (Torso Length):22
Features:Adjustable torso length, Divider between main and sleeping bag compartments, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Interchangeable suspension parts (hipbelt and shoulder harness come in multiple sizes), Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters, Women's components
Weight (lbs, oz): 5,14


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This is my main pack for any trek over 3 days long.

Well laid out
easily adjustable

This pack is great for longer treks, because it has a lower compartment that makes it easy to access items deep within the pack. There is also an extensive clip system that allows you to strap nearly anything onto the pack. I even rigged a pair of skis onto it once! There is plenty of room in the pack, and the outer pouches are good for things that you need to access quickly. Also, the top pouch detaches to form a small day pack. The built in rain cover is also a large plus.

Only one Con that I can think of: This pack does not do well when it's understuffed. The pack is meant to be full, and since it's a large pack, this may prove to be an issue on short or minimalist treks. When it's not full, things just don't really fit properly. It's still very usable, just somewhat annoying.

All in all, I definitely recommend this pack for extended treks.
Posted by Aveen, Mar 24, 2011 Star Star Star Star

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