For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $575.00


Frame Type internal
Load Type top-loading
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 4450


Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 5060
Sizes Available 3
Weight 5 lbs, 1 oz

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.

Carrying a large load has become much easier with the Naos 70. The anatomically structured hipbelt hinges on the innovative Load Transfer Disc, which is directly linked to the fully integrated MonoFrame back panel connecting load to hiker like never before.

• RollTop closure
• Fully seam sealed
• Hydration bladder pocket
• Laminated map pocket
• Laminated moulded AC2 Fusion Point
• Load Transfer Dis
• MonoFrame backpanel
• Pigment dyed WaterTight zipper
• Radially formed Binary hipbelt
• Radially formed shoulder strap
• Removable WaterTight top li
• Side access kangaroo pocket
• Six external compression strap
• Waterproof Hydroport
• 3D shaping
• Gridlock adjustable shoulder-strap suspension system