Lafuma Cinetik 20

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $64.95

Specs

Frame Type frameless rucksack
Load Type top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 1200

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

Use: Trail running, active hiking, orienteering
Main compartment with large zip opening
Mesh zip pocket on Velcro belt
3D mesh padded back
Motion Control System - 3 point strap
Whistle on sternum strap
Hydration pocket and port
Front zip pocket
Two stretch mesh side pockets, slanted for easier accessibility
Two zip pockets on belt ]
Two extendable water bottle holder on shoulder straps
Waist belt fastens by Velcro making the pack more light weight and comfortable