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Gear Details: Backpacks

Stowaway Day Pack

Manufacturer: LL Bean


Product Details:
Product Year2008
For Women:
Frame Type:frameless rucksack
Load Type:panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):1000
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:1
Smallest Size (Torso Length):16
Largest Size (Torso Length):21
Features:Water bottle holsters
Weight (lbs, oz): 1
This is L.L.Bean's lightest Day Pack, designed to stow in it's own zippered pocket. Ideal for quick hikes or short excursions from base camp.


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Has some excellent features for a low priced backpack. It's very light weight, has waist belt and sternum strap, water resistant, packs into it's own pocket. Great color choices, love the shock cord on the front and two very large mesh adjustable pockets on each side. What I don't like? Only one large pocket in front and that was made so it packs into self. No pockets at all on the inside, not even a small one. That's disappointing! The handle is made of cheap woven material that is doubled over so it's narrow and will cut into your hand if you have anything of weight in your bag. Getting the bag into it's compact pocket is a bit of a challenge but with some practice and perserverance you can do it. Features for the price can't be beat but it needs a little tweaking to be perfect.
Posted by DRBroundtheworld, Aug 26, 2010 Star Star Star
Good but not great.. has smoe excellent features that more expensive bags have such as shock cord and two large adjustable water bottle pockets and has a waist and sternum straps. It's very light weight, water resistant, comes in great colors, packs into it's own pocket (altho that takes some trial and error and perserverance). Sadly it has only one outside pocket (meant to store itself in) and no pockets at all on the inside.. not very secure for a day pack in the city. And the handle is made of a thin woven matereial that is double over for strength I imagine but I can see it cutting into your hand if you have anything of weight in the bag. Overall, great for the price, it's just needs some tweaking to be perfect.
Posted by ddrb, Aug 26, 2010 Star Star Star

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