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Lafuma Active 11 Pro

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

Brand: Lafuma Gear Reviews

Model: Active 11 Pro


Specs

Weight

1lbs. 8oz.

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

Trail running pack
3D mesh padded back
Side compression straps
Whistle on sternum strap
Hydration pocket and port
Adjustable straps under the pack
Front zip pocket
Two stretch mesh side pockets, slanted for easier accessibility
Two zip pockets on belt