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Gear Details: Backpacks

Powerframe

Manufacturer: Bergans of Norway

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:
Frame Type:external
Load Type:hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):
Expandable Capacity (min):7900 cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max):7900 cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):17
Largest Size (Torso Length):21
Features:Adjustable torso length, Daypack conversion, Divider between main and sleeping bag compartments, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar
Weight (lbs, oz): 9,11
Price:$549
This is Bergans biggest pack and was designed for hunters, guides, the military and backpackers who need to carry lots of gear. The PowerFrame features a detachable external aluminum frame, with Bergans patented shoulder strap adjustment system consisting of two aluminum vertical stays each tipped with elastomeric shock absorbers which reduce strain on the back and knees and gives the frame anatomical flexibility, comfort and stability with heavy loads. Adjusting the back to varying back lengths is done with a simple slide and click buckle system on each shoulder strap. The distance between each shoulder strap can also be easily adjusted to accommodate broad or narrow shoulders.

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