The Coleman Company, Inc. Pounce(TM) X15

Wenger's Zernez 50L pack has mountains of features including a built-in raincover and clear map flap.
Price $49.99

Specs

Frame Type frameless rucksack
Load Type panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 915
Sizes Available 1

 

Smallest Size (Torso Length/Inches) 15.5
Weight 1 lbs, 5 oz

Bells and Whistles

If you like luxe features and don't mind carrying extra weight, consider this fully outfitted mountain pack. It has a comfortable, supportive, stay-reinforced backpanel; broad, memory-foam shoulder straps and hipbelt; and an easy, secure torso-length adjustment. (But testers noted you need to bend the aluminum X-stays for a custom fit.)

The packbag has a dizzying array of features, from stiffened mesh bottle holsters to a front pocket organizer and reinforced, quick-release compression straps, all with Velcro strap captures to prevent flapping in high wind. You also get a large shovel pocket, rubberized gear loops, built-in raincover, a small organizer pocket near the pack bottom, a three-compartment top lid with clear vinyl map flap, a fleece-lined MP3 pocket, and Velcro lash-on points for poles and tools. The usable capacity is much higher than the numbers suggest. The tradeoff: It's heavy. $249; 3,000 cu. in.; 5 lbs. 9 oz. Wengerna.com

Pack comes in two color options. Green (model number provided),
Red (model number 2000000357).