The Coleman Company, Inc. Tatarian(TM) X50

Wenger's Zernez 50L pack has mountains of features including a built-in raincover and clear map flap.
Price $119.99

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type top-loading
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 2253
Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3455

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

The Tatarian X50 is available in different three colors. White (model number provided, Black (model number 8540-453), and Orange (model number 8540-456). It comes with a standard size hip belt (30"). Womens shoulder strap, and additional small (28") and large (32") hip belts are available at www.coleman.com.