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High Peak Pocatello 70 Internal Frame Hiking Camping Backpack

The Pocatello 70 by High Peak / Simex sport is a full-sized high quality pack designed for serious trekkers. Perfect for scouts or experienced hikers, it is a professional grade full size expedition pack. It includes key features, such as UTX Duraflex shatterproof buckles, removable hip belt and the popular VARIO system for torso length adjustment and an integrated WATERPROOF rain fly. This LIFETIME warrantied pack boasts a fully adjustable suspension system for the ultimate in comfort whether you are on a day hike or extreme excursion. Main Features: SIZE: 5000 ci, 33″ x 18″ x 15″, 31″ - 52″ waist, 17″ - 20″ torso, 16″ - 36″ shoulder straps. MATERIALS: 600D x 600D high density nylon, 1000D kodra, high density foam back and shoulders. FEATURES: 2 toplid pockets, 2 drink pockets, 2 bellowing pockets, lash points, compression straps, aluminum stays, breathable mesh on contoured back padding.

  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps

  • Rain Cover Included

  • Contoured Backing System

  • Front Panel Access to Main Compartment

  • 5000 cubic inches

Rating: (out of 14 reviews)

Price: $ 72.95

High Peak Pocatello 70 Internal Frame Hiking Camping Backpack Reviews

Review by Robert:

I’m one who think that good things shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. This pack has some very nice features that the 0.00+ packs have. Bellows pockets. Plenty of room for the sleeping bag, bunches of space, easy zippers, a rain cover and is fully adjustable in all the right places.

Cons: It’s a bit heavy at 5.5lbs ..but I’ve seen quite a few of the more expensive packs at the same weight. Also the bottle pockets aren’t easy to reach with the pack on and loaded …can be done but not easy.

I’ve paid more and had fewer features than this pack. Not a bad buy at all …now I’m off to the Cascades for a good season of testing!

Fall Update:After a summer backpacking around the Washington Wilderness areas, I would still have to say that this pack was a good buy. Plenty of room and easy to get to everything. So much room! Although a summer of backpacking sure helped point out the bad parts, two of them mainly: The back is heavy and it doesn’t completely sit on your back well. The contour allows air to the back which is nice but it is as if the lumbar support is off a bit ..a little to low mainly.

At the same time, the pros outweighed the cons enough so that I didn’t go back to my old pack which is *much* lighter with better padding and I used this pack through the whole 2006 season.

Review by Wonk Girl:

I took this pack on safari and basically kicked the crap out of it. It was great. Enough pockets to keep your stuff separate, but not so many that you couldn’t remember where you put things. Very comfortable, and easy to reach the straps to adjust the pack. I carried water separately, so I can’t comment on the other reviewer’s issue with the water pockets.

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Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack

Previously sold as the Wilderness55, the Scout 3400 is perfectly sized for youth and the light backpacker. Complete with adjustable height shoulder straps, a rainfly compartment and rainfly, the Scout 3400 also features a padded water bladder pocket. Two side zippered pockets, side and front mesh pockets, and a top zippered pocket provide plenty of room for smaller accessories. A top-loading main compartment and a sleeping bag compartment complete the pack. Includes attached rain fly and is hydration system ready. Note that some product may say Scout 3400 while others will say Wilderness55, these are otherwise identical bags.Boasting a compact main compartment that measures a mere 3,696 cubic inches, the Teton Wilderness 55 internal frame backpack is ideally sized for the light backpacker or young camper. Comfort-wise, the Wilderness 55 is outfitted with dual aluminum stays that adjust to the shape of your back, along with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and waist pads. In addition, the height of the shoulder straps is adjustable, helping the pack accommodate a wide range of torso lengths. The upshot is a well-fitting, lightweight pack (4.5 pounds without gear) that won’t put undue stress on your back and shoulders even after a full day of hiking. On the interior, the pack holds a modest amount of gear in its top-loading main compartment and distinct sleeping bag compartment. Also present are several smaller pouches-a pair of side zippered pockets, side and mesh front pockets, and a top zippered pocket, to be precise-for storing such items as Swiss Army knives, snacks, and mini flashlights. And as with any good hiking pack, the Wilderness 55 includes a padded water bladder pocket for trail hydration. The design concludes with a rain fly that keeps your gear dry in wet conditions. Amazon.com Backpack Guide
Finding the Right Backpack

  • Compact internal frame backpack with a capacity of 3,400 cubic inches or 55 liters

  • Dual aluminum stays with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and waist pads

  • Height-adjustable shoulder straps accommodate wide range of torso lengths

  • Top-loading main compartment, sleeping bag compartment, and pair of side zippered pockets

  • Attached rain fly; compatible with most hydration systems; weighs 4.5 pounds empty

Rating: (out of 42 reviews)

List Price: $ 99.99
Price: $ 49.04

Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack Reviews

Review by Rowe Rowe:

this pack is overall a good quality pack. It has tons of pockets and loops to hook many things on. I have walkies, knives, shoes and much more dangling from mine.

It’s lightweight and the pack has lots of customization options. If you are a large person (6′ 0″ and up) this pack can conform to you!

I like the options, including the sleeping bag pouch. My sleeping bag barely fit though…It was a challenge to stuff my bag and get it zipped, let me tell you! Afterwards, I was able to place a tent, 4 days of food and clothes, a stove, lantern, pillow, pad, cups, walkies and so much more. Fully loaded for a summer hike kept me

Review by D. Heuer:

I will qualify this review by saying that I am not an expert backpacker. I got this pack for a three-day trip in the Smoky Mountains. We started out the trip on a rainy day. The built in rain cover worked really well, although it was not big enough to cover the pack AND a sleeping pad I had attached to the outside of the pack. As a result, my sleeping bag, which was at the bottom of my pack, the region left partially exposed, did get a little damp. It actually didn’t get as wet as I’d expected, though … it was pouring that first day. Had I been a bit more experienced a backpacker, I would have put my sleeping bag in a waterproof bag. All this to say that the rain cover works well for the bag, but won’t necessarily accommodate extra things attached to the outside.

The bag has a compartment in the lower section for a sleeping bag. I was eager to try this out (to avoid unpacking my entire bag every night), however, my sleeping bag did not fit through the opening. It is not a super-compact sleeping bag, but it’s also not bulky. The compartment was able to be opened to the rest of the pack, though and I simply put the sleeping bag in from the top (as it turned out, I had to unpack almost my entire pack each night anyway to get food and a change of clothes).

The bag is set up to be used with a hydration bladder (although it doesn’t come with one). I was able to get one before my trip and was really pleased with the way it worked. The pouch for the bladder is inside the pack, so does require unpacking (or rearranging) to remove or replace the bladder, but as I said above, I was doing that each night anyway. It easily accommodated the 3-liter bladder I got, and it was nice to have water so easily accessible while hiking.

The only other thing I have to comment on are the external pockets. It has two mesh pockets on either side, and one on the lower back side of the pack. It also has two enclosed pockets on either side and one on the top of the pack. The mesh side pockets were too small to hold a Nalgene bottle (that would have been nice). I also think a couple extra pockets (or larger pockets) higher up on the sides would have been nice for more quick access options.

Overall, I thought this pack was great, especially for the price. It did very well for me on my trip of 3 days / 2 nights. I would definitely recommend it for someone like me who wants an affordable, reliable pack for occasional trips.

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Large Camping Backpack 3200 Cu in Hiking Pack Camouflage

Contain internal frame stays and flexible back panel for support and comfortable

  • Overall Dimensions: 26″ X 15″ X 8″

  • Extra Padded Shoulder Straps for Maximum Comfort

  • One Large Main Compartment

  • Two Side Pockets

  • Material: Constructed of Heavy Duty 600 D. Polyester & Rip stop

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

Price: $ 34.99

Large Camping Backpack 3200 Cu in Hiking Pack Camouflage Reviews

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Teton Sports Fox 75+10L Internal Frame Backpack

The Fox 75+10 is packed with features normally found only on more expensive backpacks. Equipped with a top-loading main compartment and a generous sleeping bag compartment, the Fox features two hide-away side pockets and an expandable front section. The shoulder strap height is adjustable, allowing this pack to accommodate a wider range of torso lengths. Its contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads help ensure a comfortable trip. Includes attached rain fly and is hydration system ready.The Teton Fox 75+10L internal frame backpack is a great fit for the serious hiker. Comfort-wise, the Fox is outfitted with dual aluminum stays that adjust to the shape of your back, along with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads. In addition, the height of the shoulder straps is adjustable, helping the pack accommodate a wide range of torso lengths. The upshot is a comfortable, ergonomic pack that won’t put undue stress on your back and shoulders even after a full day of hiking. On the interior, the 5,187-cubic-inch pack holds all your gear in its top-loading main compartment, expandable front section, and unique sleeping bag compartment. Meanwhile, hikers looking for an easy place to access their first-aid kits and mini flashlights will delight in the pair of hideaway side pockets. The design concludes with an attached rain fly that keeps your gear dry and is compatible with separately sold hydration systems. An attached rain fly will keep your gear dry in unexpected wet weather. Amazon.com Backpack Guide
Finding the Right Backpack
For extended trips into the backcountry, there’s no getting around the fact that you’ll have to carry life-sustaining supplies on your back. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a backpack: Internal vs. External
Up until late 1970′s, external frame packs-which consist

  • Rugged internal frame backpack with a capacity of 5,187 cubic inches or 85 liters

  • Dual aluminum stays with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads

  • Height-adjustable shoulder straps accommodate a wide range of torso lengths

  • Top-loading main compartment, sleeping bag compartment, and two hideaway side pockets

  • Attached rainfly; compatible with most hydration systems; weighs 5.5 pounds empty

Rating: (out of 62 reviews)

List Price: $ 129.99
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Teton Sports Fox 75+10L Internal Frame Backpack Reviews

Review by John Doe:

This is a nice pack with lots of features. Great for beginners and how can you beat the price? Wow. I should have noted from the other reviewer, that this pack is *small* (he could not get it to fit and he was 6’2″). While capicity is very large, and lots of attachment options exist, the frame is set up for very small people. I am 5’10″ and set the pack to the very largest frame setting and still had serious pain carrying the pack when full (45lbs). This pack is truly a woman’s or more likely a youth sized pack. On the smallest settings it fits my [...]son perfectly - so I am keeping it for him.

Review by Brandon K. Holmes:

I take about one 3 week packpack trip a year. I recently used this for a 3 week stint in SE Asia. It was actually a little bigger than I’d like but it was rather inexpensive for the type of backpack so I gave it a try. Unless you are going to a cold place, you shouldn’t need more than 55L. My friend bought the Teton 55L off Amazon and I rather liked it, so I’m buying that one next. I was going to originally get that but Amazon’s prices seem to change quite a bit on these backpacks. One week it was , next , next .

PROS:-It’s big. I went there using only about 60% of the capacity. I ended up buying a lot more stuff than I usually do just because I knew I had the space.

-The materials are very good quality. For the price, I was very surprised. I’d guess it would be around 0-0 if I saw it in the store for the first time.

-Sleeping bag compartment, pretty easy access.

CONS:-It’s HEAVY. I would put it at 6 pounds empty. I was rather irritated when I picked it up. It’s the heaviest backpack I’ve ever picked up.

-The design is really poor. The number of straps and plastic snaps is beyond insane. Not only that, most of the straps are over twice the length you need it to be, even for a large person. There are several I had no clue what they did, like the bottom ones. There are both loops and straps on the bottom of it for an unknown reason. This all adds a ton of weight. In fact, I spent about 3 hours clipping off all the straps and buckles I didn’t need or figure out what the purpose was. I also removed the huge, oversized hip pads/straps. I then used industrial glue to redo the straps. I removed nearly 3 pounds from it.

-The 10+ refers to the top being used as a hip bag, there’s a rather large, heavy buckle in the top part that you use to strap around your waist. Not only is it awkward to wear, it’s the dorkiest looking thing. I’d put it on par with duct-tape and a large zip-lock freezer baggie.

-Water bottle holders are too short, my water kept falling out. I ended up just carrying it in my hand.

-The rain cover in the top is pointless to me. more weight I got rid of. It’d help if you are in a downpour but who treks when it’s raining that heavy. Maybe if you’re in the woods and can’t get decent shelter…or you want to use it to make a temp shelter… For light rain, the material is semi-water resistant. I just sprayed some water-proofer on it before I left and voila, zero weight water resistant.

-The side pockets are useless. I like the ones that actually are compartments. These are just folds that expand out. I could only stick a couple folded shirts in them.

-Material is high quality, however it’s also very heavy again adding to the weight

-The top is only held on by plastic buckles, the kind that easily come un-done when check-in’d at the airport. I used metals clasps to secure them for flight. If they come undone, I could easily imagine your contents being dumped all over the tarmac.

-The main compartment’s height/width ratio is not good. It’s basically a long slender tube. It’d be better to have the widget and depth increased and have it a few inches shorter like most others.

-The main straps that go over the shoulder, which supports the entire bag are nearly ripped apart and I didn’t have much weight in it. It can easily be fixed with ‘gorilla glue’ which I used on other parts as well. There’s only a line of stitching on each strap supporting the entire weight. For the most critical, stressed stitch…spend the extra penny to make it more secure.

SUMMARY:Good for the price. I might suggest it if you are mountain backpacking and are more interested in getting something decent for a cheap price but for backpack traveling, there are a lot better options, even in the -0 range.

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New UL 50+10L Camping Hiking Backpack Internal Frame LIFETIME WARRANTY FREE Rain Cover

The 50+10L internal frame backpack is made of water resistant polyester with total 5 pockets. Top lid pocket for compass, maps, small essentials or raingear. Two internal zippered pockets on front sides. Separate sleeping bag or tent compartment with detachable divider from main compartment. High-density foam padded waist belt with airflow mesh and external hard material add more comfort. Extra webbing ropes on top and bottom for attaching sleeping bag, sleeping pad or accessories. Elastic tightening straps on both sides for water bottle or hanging accessories. A reinforced handle at back for better holding. Fits torso: 15 - 19 inches. Fits waist/hips: 28 - 47 inches. Free Accessories: Rain Cover. LIFETIME WARRANTY. BRAND NEW. FREE Rain Cover included. LIFETIME WARRANTY. BRAND NEW.

  • A perfect combination of quick access and weather protection.

  • Adjustable high density foam shoulder straps with D rings.

  • Removable internal aluminum frame stay protects your back from heavy loads.

  • Tightening Chest strap with buckle stabilizes the pack.

  • Extendable cloth below zipper area provides better water protection.

List Price: $ 109.95
Price: $ 49.95

NEW CUSCUS 6200ci Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack -Navy

Made of Polyester with total 5 pockets. Top lid pocket for compass, maps, small essentials or raingear. One large front zippered pocket. Two large zippered side pockets. A separate sleeping bag compartment with detachable divider from main compartment with easy access. Extra webbing holders for attaching additional gear to outside of pack. Many tightening straps with buckles for securing the backpack. PVC coated internal provides excellent water protection. Fits torso: 15 - 21.5 inches. Fits waist/hip: 30 - 59 inches. BRAND NEW.Head to the mountain with confidence with the Cuscus 6,200-cubic-inch internal frame backpack. Built to handle heavy loads without sacrificing the creature comforts, the multiday mountaineering pack is made of water-resistant polyester, and features a sizable 88 liters of storage. There’s plenty of room for clothes and gear in the large main compartment, which offers top and bottom access. You can also store smaller gear in the variety of accessory pockets, which include one front zippered pocket, two large side zippered pockets, and a top lid pocket for items like a compass, maps, or raingear. And the bag easily accommodates a sleeping bag and pad via the sleeping bag compartment, which includes a detachable divider, and the extra straps on the exterior. Most importantly for serious trekkers, the pack is comfortable and supportive, with a heavily padded back panel, an adjustable torso length, and padded shoulder straps, waist straps, and chest straps to stabilize the load. Other features include front tightening straps with square buckles for holding water bottles or accessories; side compression straps with buckles to help distribute the load evenly; and D-rings on the shoulder straps for hanging accessories. Specifications: Material: Water-resistant polyester with PVC backing Volume: 88 liters or 6,200 cubic inches Weight: 5.5 pounds Frame: Aluminum, removable hollow tube Fits torso: 15 to

  • Multiday mountaineering pack with 88-liter (6,200-cubic-inch) capacity

  • Large main compartment with top and bottom access; water-resistant PVC coating

  • 2 side zippered pockets, 1 front zippered pocket, and top lid pocket

  • Heavily padded back panel, shoulder straps, and waist straps

  • Separate sleeping bag compartment; side compression straps; weighs 5.5 pounds

Rating: (out of 31 reviews)

List Price: $ 89.00
Price: $ 36.95

NEW CUSCUS 5400ci Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack

Made of Polyester with total 8 pockets. Top lid pocket for compass, maps, small essentials or raingear. Two front zippered pocket. Two large zippered side pockets. Two side stretch pockets for water-bottle and accessory. A separate sleeping bag compartment with detachable divider from main compartment with easy access. Extra webbing holders for attaching additional gear to outside of pack. Many tightening straps with buckles for securing the backpack. PVC coated internal provides excellent water protection. Fits torso: 15 - 21.5 inches. Fits waist/hip: 30 - 59 inches. BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW.Head to the mountain with confidence with the Cuscus 75+10L internal frame backpack. This multiday mountaineering pack is made of high-quality polyester, and features a sizable 75 liters (5,400 cubic inches) of storage. There’s plenty of room for clothes and gear in the large main compartment, which offers top and bottom access. You can also store smaller gear in the variety of accessory pockets, which include two large side zippered pockets, two front zippered pockets, two side stretch pockets (ideal for water bottles), and a top lid pocket for items like a compass, maps, or raingear. And hikers have the option of storing a sleeping bag inside the separate sleeping bag compartment, which includes a detachable divider, or outside the bag via a series of straps. Most importantly for serious trekkers, the pack is comfortable and supportive, with a heavily padded back panel, shoulder straps, and waist straps. Other features include extra webbing holders for attaching additional gear outside the pack, tightening straps with buckles for securing the pack, a water-resistant PVC coating; and a removable internal frame. Specifications: Material: Polyester Volume: 75 liters or 5,400 cubic inches Dimensions: 15 by 30 by 12 inches (W x H x

  • Multiday mountaineering pack with 75-liter (5,400-cubic-inch) capacity

  • Large main compartment with top and bottom access; water-resistant PVC coating

  • 2 side zippered pockets, 2 front zippered pockets, and top lid pocket

  • Heavily padded back panel, shoulder straps, and waist straps

  • Measures 15 x 30 x 12 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 5 pounds

Rating: (out of 14 reviews)

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NEW CUSCUS 5400ci Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack Reviews

Review by Randy Hillyard:

I got my pack in today and the first thing I did was inspect it from top to bottom. Everything seems to be well made, well stiched, and very durable. It has alot of pockets, extra tie downs for add on’s, and the waist/shoulder straps seem to be well padded.

It did not specify in the description, but it does have a place to put a water bladder with an exit hole for the tube.

As in other reviews one complaint was stiff zippers, but I found the zippers to open easily, they are large zippers with cord attached, the only difficulty I had was with the zipper on the bottom section and it wasn’t the zipper that caused the problem, but the flap that covered it, however I found this to be a problem on all of the packs I have looked at.

I looked at alot of packs at many different stores. Prior to finding this pack, I was about to spend 0 for one the same size, it did carry a life time warranty, however no more than I paid for this pack, I can afford to replace it if it gets damaged beyond repair.

I originally gave this pack a good review, however I used my pack for the first time this past weekend and the quality of this pack is horrible…on the very first day of the hike a zipper broke, and the belt fastener of the waist band broke. On the second day i was securing my sleeping bag and the strap broke, so i had to finish my hike without a waist strap and i had to tie my sleeping bag onto my pack. I am currently trying to find out how to contact the company so i can see about getting my money back.

Review by C. Wood:

There are a lot of better packs on the market and if you’re going on an extended hike, you might want to purchase something more expensive. However, for a short hike, and for the money, this is an excellent pack. As another reviewer mentioned, the zippers are surprisingly stiff, but I haven’t found that to be a problem, just an annoyance. The design is a little lacking in how the weight is distributed across the shoulders and back, which means that you need to be a little more careful in the way you pack (heaviest items on bottom), but my pack weighs 55 lbs, and I can carry it fine. Also, the internal frame is covered with a poorly designed vinyl flap inside the main storage compartment. As I use the pack I often accidentally stuff items inside the frame pocket by mistake. It’s not a big deal, because the items aren’t irretrievable, it just means that sometimes I wonder where something went, only to discover that it’s inside the frame pocket. But for this price … I honestly don’t care. This isn’t the best, but when considering the price and product, and comparing those factors to other packs, I can say that I’m honestly very happy with my purchase. I’m using one as a preparedness bug-out-bag, and I think this is a great value.

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New CUSCUS Army 3 Day Assault Hiking Camping Military Backpack - Black

PVC coated internal provides water protection. Light weight pack at only 2 lbs. 6 oz. empty. Total 5 pockets: One zippered pocket on top for accessories and two large zippered side pockets. Easy access to main compartment via top. Available D rings on shoulder straps for hanging accessories. Fits torso :14-19.5 inches. Fits waist/hips :27-46 inches. Brand New. Imported

  • This CUSCUS 2,140 cu in/ 35L backpack is military design, extraordinary tough.

  • Mesh back panel increases ventilation for increased comfort on the trail.

  • Chest and waist buckle straps for securing the backpack.

  • A hydration sleeve inside with an exit port holds a reservoir (sold separately).

  • Extra strapping at bottom of the bag for attaching accessories.

Rating: (out of 7 reviews)

List Price: $ 59.00
Price: $ 24.95

New CUSCUS Army 3 Day Assault Hiking Camping Military Backpack - Black Reviews

Review by Matthew J. Stank:

So it’s definitely not the highest quality pack you can get, but it has gotten the job done. It’s worth it considering the price. Make sure this is the size pack you want because it is comparable to a large school backpack.

Review by Kendall H. Page:

We purchased these packs for a trip down the Grand Canyon. They needed to hold clothes for all weather hiking, rafting and camping. The back packs were roomy, had many pockets, easy access and very durable. We could not have asked for a better product and the price was very reasonable.

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