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For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $90.00


Frame Type frameless rucksack
Load Type panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 1850


Sizes Available 1
Weight 1 lb, 15 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. Lafumausa.com

This sturdy outdoor daypack is replete with smart organization and plenty of storage.

Features include:

AirCore™ shoulder straps with dual-adjust sternum strap
Two large main compartments for versatile storage
Front utility pocket with organizer keeps essentials handy
Breathable mesh back panel stays dry and comfortable
Side mesh water bottle pocket
Side compression straps keep pack close to the body and manage the load
Daisy chain quick clip points
Side compression straps keep pack close to the body and manage the load
Reflective zipper pulls for nighttime visibility
Lashing straps for jacket or rain gear

Fabric: 420 Denier Nylon / 210 Denier Vert Cordura