JanSport Big Squirt

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Big Squirt
Price $60.00


Frame Type frameless rucksack
Load Type panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 1800


Sizes Available 1
Weight 1 lb

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

An all-purpose pack with a new splash featuring Liquid2Go go hands-free hydration system.

Features include:

Ergonomic S-curve shoulder straps
One main compartment
Front utility pocket with organizer keeps essentials handy
Liquid2Go™ hydration system customizes any bottle for easy access to fluids
Bungee cord gear stash
Fully padded back panel for cushioning comfort
Web haul loop

Fabric: 600 Denier Polyester