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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2015, 04:14 PM
mad owl woman
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I'm going to make an assumption that if it's your first overnight pack then this will be your first big overnighter. If you're young and strong and don't have back/shoulder injuries, either the MEC packs or a used higher-end pack would be a good choice.

Over time your preferences will change and you'll want to upgrade one way or another; you might go more fast and light or more luxury camping which require different packs.

For myself, I bought an Arcteryx Bora 80L pack 15 years ago. It's too heavy for general use now but it still comes out periodically if conditions warrant it.
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