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u/jesteronly · 12 pointsr/SFGiants

Yo fellow baseball lover! Firstly, I hope you enjoy your brief stay in SF.

Secondly, I hope you realize the time and distance that SFO is from AT&T Park. As shitty as it sounds, it's likely going to be well over an hour each way, so at least 2 hours total in transit IF YOU'RE LUCKY. SFO also tends to have pretty crappy TSA lines to go through as well, but going through the International Terminal will help out a lot with that.

Thirdly, AT&T does not have a bag check area. They have a wonderful FREE Bike Check area because that is super cool to offer, but nothing for oversized bags. Fret not! SFO offers a baggage check for a fee of which I do not know.

>Baggage storage is exclusively available at the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near the entrance to Gates G91-G102. The Airport Travel Agency is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. No reservations are required for baggage storage. All baggage is x-rayed prior to storage. Rates are assessed per each 24 hour period that an article is in storage (articles in storage for less than 24 hours will be subject to the 24 hour rate), and vary according to the size of the object. Please contact the Airport Travel Agency at 650.877.0422 or for additional information.

OR!!!!! You could check in your bag for your flight super super early. But I'm guessing that you are talking about your carry-on bag rather than a checked bag. If that is the case, then I might suggest using a soft-framed pack and bringing a second frameless backpack to use to spread your load so that both will fit AT&T's parameters I, personally, use (this lovely little stow-away backpack for almost all of my secondary pack / carry-on travel needs. If all else fails, you can meet me at my work (PM me, please) which is a 10 minute walk from 16th street BART station and a very quick LYFT or Taxi ride to and from the park (less than 2 miles, or less than 3.21869 KM). I will be working from 10-6:30 pm that day, and since it is a 1pm start, that should cover the entire game. If for whatever reason you would like to come pick up after I am off of work, I can easily arrange for another one of my co-workers to watch and get your gear back to you. This would add an extra $4.04 US dollars each way if you choose Lyft Line (I highly suggest it), so at least $8.08 USD if you are using Lyft both to and from the park to my work, but the bag check would be 100% free. Plus I may throw in a free local beer just for shits n' giggles, if you're into that kind of thing.

Otherwise, I don't really know any other options. There's not really a check-in option around the area. Like, not even a hotel that you could faux-check in bags at. China Basin is a (now) friggin beautiful place with only the park, apartments, and businesses in the area, but was certainly not built up to be the SF destination zone, which is much of its' charm.

Anyway, if you have any questions or further inquiry, either PM or respond to this message, and I hope you're able to make it a to a game in the most beautiful park in the MLB (and, truly, in all of sports).

u/trabajadorPublico · 1 pointr/chile



> # Biking to the (Valley of the) Moon: Atacama Desert, Chile
> ## San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
> San Pedro de Atacama, a small desert town, was my entry point into Chile after crossing the border from Bolivia. Big blue skies and dry desert air characterize the Atacama Desert – the world’s driest, non-polar desert that covers the northern tip of Chile. Though I was recovering from a three-day Jeep trip in the Bolivian Salt Flats, I wanted to make the most of my (limited) time in the Atacama Desert. There are several tours you can book in San Pedro de Atacama, including star gazing, horseback riding, and ATV tours. I decided to forgo the organized tours and opted for a more economical and independent option – renting a bicycle and riding out to the Valley of the Moon.
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> You won’t have any problem renting a bicycle at the many tour agencies lining the scenic streets of San Pedro de Atacama. Depending on how far you want to go, you can rent for a half day (typically under 6 hours) or a full day. The hostel I was staying at had bikes for rent, so I figured that to be the most convenient option. I think it costs around $10 for a half day rental.
> ## Getting There
> It’s about 8 miles from San Pedro De Atacama to the Valley of the Moon. Most of the trip is on fairly flat and paved road. You’ll leave San Pedro de Atacama and bike on the highway for a half mile or so before taking a left towards the access road that leads to the Valley of the Moon. After a few miles, you’ll come to the ranger station where you have to pay a small entry fee ($5 or so). Continue onwards for another few miles until you get to a checkpoint. After the guard checks your ticket, your destination awaits just around the bend…ready to welcome you to its otherworldly terrain.
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> ## The Valley of the Moon
> Welcome to the Valley of the Moon! The road is no longer paved, but is still comfortable to ride on. Here are a few places you shouldn’t miss at the Valley of the Moon:
> ### Salt Caves
> The Salt Caves will be your first stop in the Valley of the Moon. There’s a trail that leads into narrow salt caves that are pitch black and require you to navigate on all fours at a few junctions. As I peered into the dark cavern, I second guessed myself as to if this actually part of the trail. I peered into my daypack and prayed that I had brought my headlamp…and there it was. Phew. All alone with no one else in sight, I entered the cave hoping nothing would go wrong. Ducking, diving, and crawling through the passageways revealed incredible rock formations and views atop the cave. Just watch your head. I highly recommend bringing your bike helmet into the caves. It saved me from what would have been few painful bruises on my noggin.
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> ### Great Sand Dunes
> The Great Sand Dunes offer impressive vistas of the wind swept dunes, as well as the surrounding expanse of the Atacama Desert. One caveat: you have to earn that view. After parking your bicycle, you’ll have to hike uphill for a bit to reach the viewpoint. Though not particularly far as the crow flies, you’ll be hiking in deep sand, which can be pretty challenging in the desert. No worries – it’s worth it and you’ll be glad you made the effort.
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> ### Las Tres Marias
> The bike ride from the Great Sand Dunes to Las Tres Marias is a blast. You’re surrounded by desert dunes and bizarre earthly moonscapes. And, it’s all downhill, baby! Just remember…that does mean it’s uphill on the way back. So enjoy the downhill while it lasts. A few travelers that had biked a similar route were disappointed by Las Tres Marias, partly because they expected something that makes for a great picture. But it really is incredible. The three adjacent geological formations are made of quartz, granite, salt, clay, and other gems, and have been weathered by the wind over the past million years. The sheer age of Las Tres Marias was hard to wrap my mind around. It’s hard to fathom this place a million years ago.
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> ## Practical Tips for your Bike Trip
> ### Bring Plenty of Water
> At least 2 liters. I brought a liter and a half and I was parched the entire ride back. This place is extremely dry, don’t underestimate it. Snacks, like energy bars, are a good idea as well.
> ### Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sunhat
> Blue skies, no clouds, and an intense sun. Welcome to the desert. Make sure you apply and reapply sunscreen regularly. A sunhat, bandana, etc. would be helpful to ensure further protection from the sun. And a pair of fresh shades, of course.
> ### Flat Tire Kit
> You don’t want a flat tire in the middle of the desert, miles away from where you will be returning. Make sure you have a flat tire kit with you. It’s also a good idea to know how to use it beforehand. Chances are you won’t get a flat, but you never know. Better safe than sorry in the desert!
> ## Final Thoughts
> It’s a strange feeling being all alone in a desert. The sun beats down upon the rugged moonscape with little to no rainfall during the year. No wonder I was all alone out there…the desert isn’t exactly welcoming to living organisms. But it is a fun place to visit…just bring plenty of water and a friend, if you have one. You should definitely visit the Atacama Desert. It’s about as close as I’ll ever get to the moon, or Mars (space rovers destined for Mars were tested here because of similarities in terrain). Some areas in the Atacama haven’t had rainfall in years. It’s a really unique place.
> And if you have time, stay for sunset and then stargaze afterwards. No pollution and perfectly clear skies make for an unforgettable astronomical experience!
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> #### What are your favorite bike trips? Comment below!
> #### Enjoy the trip!
> #### Jack

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u/JustaBabyApe · 1 pointr/backpacking

It can be an expensive hobby, and it's best to spend the extra cash now to save you later. I'm on mobile so I apologize about links, but this is my basic set up. It's not the most ultralight gear, but I'm getting there.

My sleeping pad is very comfortable and lightweight. I've used this on top of rocks and slept like a baby. You could alternatively get the static V original and save $10.

My pack in my opinion is the top of the line. It has amazing comfort and holds more equipment than I need. Osprey is also a trusted brand that stand behind their products, your bag goes wrong, call there customers service and have it repaired. Alternatively you can go for a brand like Teton sports where a bag can cost in the $100 range and cheaper, but again, that bag might be ruined within two years and you have to buy a new one, versus your Osprey that will last a lifetime.

My tent is on the bulkier side of things at a whopping 4 pounds 12 ounces 😑. As you can see it's currently selling under $100. Besides the weight, the tent is very durable and does not leak water. The ventilation is not the best, but it is comfortable.

The sleeping bag. If there is one thing I need, it's a comfortable sleeping bag to wrap my body in. This bag is extremely lightweight and just over 1 pound. Warm, comfortable, and content.

My hiking boots are a little outdated and I was not able to find them online. They are timberland waterproof hiking boots. The most comfortable at this point, and could use replacing, but they were originally great. If I remember correctly I bought them for just over $100.

My setup alone is well exceeding $500 and because I went cheap with a few things (tent) and realize the difference those 4 pounds make, I'm now in the process of buying a newer, lighter tent. Those are just your main essentials as well, you need cooking utensils, first aid, purification, etc.

I hope I am not discouraging you, backpacking is amazing, but I want you to save up and take your time to get the right equipment so you can enjoy nature at its fullest and not feel miserable because your pack is crap and your back hurts and your tent gets a hole from a stick on the ground the first day. Best of luck, live camp.

u/insurancefun · 2 pointsr/BSA

Hello, It's great that you're looking to get your son set up with some great gear.
I don't know anything about that pack but I'd like to give you some options that I am familiar with.

Budget options-
Teton Sports Explorer I have been out backpacking several times with a friend using this pack and it is an excellent value. It has enough room for a trip to Philmont and is comfortable to wear/ does a decent job placing the weight on the hips. This is what we really want out of a backpacking backpack is to use the frame to place the weight of the pack on the hips and not the shoulders.

The more expensive bags will be lighter and more comfortable. Osprey is probably the most recommended bag right now and for good reason. If you head over to r/appalachiantrail you'll see a ton of them. This Osprey Atmos would be excellent for a scout.

Other major brands that make good products are Kelty, REI Co-op, and Gregory all make good bags. You can also check out the bags sold at the official Boy Scout online store I would recommend a bag in the size neighborhood of 65L for the kind of camping scouts usually do.

I hope he has a great experience.

u/haroldthehobo · 14 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm gonna try to break down most of the places you could save weight, as well as give you an idea of dollars per ounce saved for each item so you can figure out the best place to focus your available budget.

  • Your pack is pretty heavy. Something like the Osprey Exos 48 will cost around $180 and weighs ~40 oz. That'll save you ~20.8 oz at about $8.65 per oz.

  • Your bag is also heavy, as you have pointed out. As /u/schmuckmulligan pointed out, a HG Burrow Econ 20 would save you weight for added warmth. I would recommend a wide width, since HG quilts are narrower since they are aimed at hammock sleepers. A $170 wide will save you ~16.9 oz at about $10.06 per oz. You could also consider a HG Burrow Econ 30, which will save you more weight, and will be cheaper.

  • The $215 24 oz Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs would save you ~23.3 oz at about $9.23 per oz. If you don't have a trekking pole, they also sell lightweight poles to support the shelter.

  • $15 Frogg Toggs will save you ~6 oz at about $2.50 per oz.

  • You can drop the extra shirt and the extra underwear for a free savings of ~7.8 oz. A lot of people will just wear the same shirt and underwear for the duration of their trips.

  • A 14$ ThruNite Ti3 will save you ~2.7 oz at about $5.19 per oz. The NiteCore Thumb is also a good option with similar weight savings. I discussed the differences between the two in this comment in a thread yesterday.

  • You can save ~1.1 oz for free by dropping the Iodine Tablets. The Sawyer is good enough, and won't make your water taste bad.

    All in all, everything here will save you ~78.6 oz or almost 5 lbs. Obviously, don't take anything I or anyone else says as perfect for you. If having extra clothes makes your hike a lot better, then I don't think the weight savings is worth it.

    Hope this helps!
u/Snuggs_ · 2 pointsr/backpacking

First off; congrats on landing what is essentially my dream job.

Those Dueter packs that mightycarrot suggested are absolutely amazing. Though I never owned one myself, my late friend swore up and down by them and I can vouch just from the trips we took together. However, if you're looking for more of a budget pack, the Teton 4000 has been my best friend after I replaced an old Osprey pack. I've had it last two years and haven't had one glaring issue with it and it is still as sturdy as the day I bought it.

All I can say about specialized gear is learn the area and take all the advice you can from veterans who are familiar with it. Season, terrain, water/food availability, fire restrictions etc. will determine much of your gear.

There are, however, five things that you ALWAYS should have on you when trekking into a wilderness area:

-A solid fixed blade knife, preferably full tang (Don't skimp here, a good $60+ survival blade is invaluable when your life depends on it)
-Some type of steel container cup (no plastic, needs to be able to withstand a fire)
-A fair amount of cordage (100ft+).. tar covered bank line or paracord preferably as they are the most durable and multipurpose
-A decent sized ferro rod and the skills to use it (not always "sure-fire" but will still work when wet and will outlast dozens of bic lighters)
-A small first aid kit

These five items should NEVER leave your pack no matter where you go. Even if you start venturing into the ultra-light community, these five are extremely hard to make or find in nature. They will save your life if things don't end up as planned. They also will only add 3 -4 lbs maximum to your load and you will never wish you didn't bring them along.

Sometimes, I feel like people within the backpacking community can get too comfortable with their abilities and their frequented areas and skimp on gear in favor of less weight. Never opt out of essential gear and always stay up to date on the skills necessary to use them.

Combined with a pack that fits you well, appropriate attire, good physical fitness and the company of an experienced companion, I'm sure you'll catch on very quickly.

Stay safe and best of luck, friend.

u/mschwar99 · 1 pointr/hiking

I don't have any experience with LL Bean gear, but I don't see anything wrong with the those items.

When I started I intentionally bought cheap gear knowing it wasn't going to be as light or as durable as a backpacker would ideally want. I figured I might as well try some basics out before I committed to spending money on high quality gear.

The pack you list looks pretty small - only 2400-ish cubic inches. That could be a tight fit. I started out with this guy. Its an ok but certainly not "good" pack. Its not super durable or super comfortable, but it was inexpensive and it got me through my first 3 trips until I decided I liked backpacking. After that third trip I went to an REI and got help trying on lots of different packs before laying down a good chunk of cash on my Gregory.

I still use this tent. Although a couple pounds heavier than the one you list its worked out well for me and its less than half the price.

You'll also need some other gear to do overnights. REI has a good list here. Highlights include hydration (something to carry water and a water filter / pump / tablets / whatever), food storage, headlamp / lighting, etc.

Do you live anywhere near an REI? Along with having great staff to chat with about what might want to buy they occasionally have "garage sales" where they have returned / used items at crazy discounts.

u/_macon · 15 pointsr/Ultralight

Thanks for the tag dude. New username so I didn't immediately catch it.

/u/khovs thanks for bringing this up. I've looked at this pack a few times and I could not imagine it to be a good bag for beginners, and I haven't read strong positive reviews that squelch my concerns. That's why I haven't placed it on the list. That said, if it is a genuinely good pack, then I'd like to see a good comprehensive review with some photos of seams, framesheet, materials, etc. Cause the price is certainly right.

As an example, I own a very similar pack, the REI Flash knockoff, which is claimed to be 30L (it's not), is $30, and appears to be made of similar materials to this pack. The difference being that the knockoff flash has a framesheet... and it even struggles to comfortably carry total pack weights above 15-20lbs with that (thats not to say other frameless packs can't... it's just not a great design). I have taken that pack off the list as I am not totally sure I'd be comfortable using it myself for anything except a 1 nighter. Further, I am really wary of recommending a completely self stowable nylon pack to beginners. Stowable packs are usually far inferior when it comes to all day comfort and support. And I wouldn't expect much for $18.99 w/Amazon prime. I'm also fairly doubtful it's actually 40L... some of the amazon reviews confirm this suspicion.

Lastly, many of the non 5 star Amazon reviews mention it to be of poor construction and uncomfortable for extended use. It seems the majority of the 5 star reviewers are using it as day packs for short hikes or using it as a general purpose bag, which differs greatly from our use case. None of the reviews I see on amazon mention using it for backpacking in any sense.

Maybe I'm wrong, but these are my concerns. It would be irresponsible for me to recommend a pack like that just to make the list work, because I feel it would ultimately drive people away from the sport. This is why we need a good comprehensive review.

The Alternatives list has a pretty good Ali express pack that seems to hold up well as it was positively reviewed by a couple ultralighters on this subreddit. The photos and personal tips from that review provided a lot of good info that made people comfortable with that pack.

While the Klymit motion pack lasted a year a half at around $60, it seems for the past month or two it's been hovering closer to $100... so until another competing pack comes out, I'd recommend that Ali one. It's a pity because that klymit is a great pack (hint hint klymit if you're reading)

Pack mfgs listen up! We need a budget 35-40L pack at around 30-40oz - for no more than $80!

For the record, this is the pack I have been most keen on adding to the list - but I am still very wary. If anyone wants to try it, please report back.

u/Triangular_Desire · 2 pointsr/backpacking

[This is the pack I just got from amazon recently] ( Its made by Teton sports, which I had never heard of but has good reviews. Honestly the material is the same as a $200 plus pack just without the frills. Zippers are nice and strong and the stitching looks quality.

I packed about 45lbs into it to test when I got it. I'm heading out for a week in the mountains on Friday. Its fully adjustable and has removable aluminum stays that you can shape to your back to get the best comfort and weight distribution which is awesome. It takes a bit of trial and error with the shoulder straps to get the distribution right but I got it to where it felt really nice and did a mile out and back with no pain.

Its just over $100 bucks so its in your range and qualifies for free shipping from amazon. But honestly if its just one day I think you could get something smaller and cheaper.

[Maybe this one] ( which is half the size and considerably cheaper

EDIT: Also in the past I have found really nice packs for cheap on craigslist. You can almost always find a nice REI or north face pack in good shape around your price range. Another option at least

u/wenestvedt · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I just wrote this for kids in our Scout troop; feel free to use whatever you see fit:

If the new Scouts are going to be buying a pack to take on practice hikes for the West Point Camporee or the Acadia trip, maybe they could use some advice before they hit the store.

Some folks may think “Buy once, cry once” and that’s fine. REI makes good stuff, plus the premium brands like Osprey are available in sizes to fit even little guys.

Other families may want to spend less: your Scout might be headed for a growth spurt, or might be hard on their stuff, or might not be guaranteed to stay in Scouts for ever. In that case, there are some less-expensive ways to buy a pack.


Discount sporting goods companies include Campmor, Sierra Trading Post, Moosejaw, and REI’s own outlet (the Garage). This offers lower prices on good gear that’s maybe from last year, or a close-out, or a weird color.

When shopping online, always look for a coupon code at RetailMeNot!

Amazon offers knock-offs of good-quality gear by no-name Chinese manufacturers. These items often have very few (and possibly astroturfed!) reviews; proceed with caution.

Amazon also sells its own knock-offs under the “Amazon Basics” label. Some of this stuff is pretty darn good: for example, I bought the 75-liter version of this internal frame pack last year (on sale for $40.15!) and was surprised at how well-made it was, with decent materials and good features.

That pack is almost identical to another — and $20 more expensive -- item, the Teton 4000:

No, the Amazon Basics pack won’t last for ever, and it’s not ultralight, but it’s functional and inexpensive.

Ask around! Someone in the troop or your family or neighborhood or workplace may have gear they don’t use any more, or may be able to lend you some stuff to try before you buy.

You can sometimes buy used or new gear on Craig’s List or a FaceBook group. The usual reminders of how to shop carefully online apply: never send money electronically, meet in a public place, don’t send anyone your credit card number, bring a friend to the meet-up.


As for reading reviews to help select an item, there are very good reviews at Outdoor Gear Lab. Here’s their most recent (Nov. 2017) round-up of “budget backpacks”:

(Note that the super-cheap option they suggest at the end is…the Teton pack linked to above!)

Amazon reviews are often bought, so I am suspicious of items with fewer than fifty or 100 reviews.

The (often truly awful) web site Reddit has a community about camping gear, and you can search it for reviews. (Just make sure not to read any other communities there.)

And of course you can ask around the troop! Other Scouts and families have a lot of experience camping, and can share what they know about various manufacturers, specific items, or stores.

u/sim_pl · 1 pointr/travel

48L is pretty small if you are going to be doing any sort of camping etc. I'd recommend at least looking at a 60-65. Anyways, that's not what you are asking.

As far as cheap but sturdy, I bought both the Teton Fox for myself and the Teton Sports Explorer for my girlfriend and found them to be both fairly reliable. This was for an 8 week backpacking trip where I stayed in hostels through Europe (my gf was there for 5 of the weeks), so it didn't go through the rigor of camping, through I'd be willing to say that they would be entirely adequate.

For you, I would say that maybe the Scout or the Summit could be good matches.

Another advantage of going this cheap is that even if the backpack ends up breaking (again, not likely on the first trip), you'll be in a better position to understand what you do and don't like about it.

Oh and don't forget a raincover if they aren't built in.

TL;DR: Teton makes good cheap backpacks but I don't have experience with the smaller sizes. Also think about a slightly larger backpack.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I bought mine without trying it on first and it was close to the perfect size (could have used slightly longer straps over the shoulder, I'm 6'1"), but I have some decent experience with backpacks. For the most part, if you read enough of the reviews you'll find people of certain sizes fitting/not fitting.

Edit dos: Even more thoughts. It's free to try on backpacks in stores, and worth your time just to get accustomed to what the various sizes actually feel like and what sort of features you like. Once you try a few you'll get the hang of it.

u/thatbarkingdog · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Ok. This!! I totally feel for you! My husband and I are going camping and he’s 6’6’’ 250, and I wish there were more reviews out there for tall people- it was definitely challenging to find both backpacks and sleeping bags that weren’t $$$ and fit him... SO here’s what we got that is working out well:

Teton Explorer 4000 - can’t say this enough, it is an AWESOME backpack at a very reasonable price point.
TETON Sports Explorer 4000...

Teton XXL Sport Sleeping Bag - granted, this doesn’t pick down really small - so definitely not considered ‘ultra light’ but if you’re looking for a great general sleeping bag, it will definitely be roomy enough for you.
TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping...

Sleeping pad: Klymit static v lux xl.. fits perfectly under sleeping bag posted above.
Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe...

And ps: my husband says Happy Travels Fellow Sasquatch! :)

u/SacredUrchin · 11 pointsr/CampingGear

I haven't used that backpack you're looking at but I can tell from its design, that it doesn't look like it'll carry the weight comfortably if you're planning on a 3 day backpacking trip in wilderness. This pack is probably better for normal travel so if you're car camping and have access to amenities then this pack should do fine. It also doesn't look big enough to carry a tent, sleeping bag, food, water, etc.

Assuming you'll be deeper in wilderness and using a tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc., I would recommend something that will carry comfortably (aim weight toward your hips and reduce weight on your back) and there are better options out there. You'd want a backpacking backpack at least and you can probably find lots of options within (or close to) your budget.
Below are a few suggestions within a few different price ranges (not sure how strict your budget is).
Side note: I used to own the previous version of the Teton - it was my first backpack - for the price it did a pretty good job and never had any major complaints:

TETON Sports Scout 3400 60L

Mountaintop 55L Backpacking Pack

Mountaintop 65L Internal Frame Backpack Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

50L Hiking Backpack EocuSun Waterproof Camping Backpack Outdoor Sport Lightweight Backpacking Bag

Hope this helps - have fun on your trip!

u/rachfost · 1 pointr/travel

THE LESS LUGGAGE THE BETTER! I would hone your luggage down to one main piece and a daypack each. I backpacked solo through Europe for a month and a half and used the Osprey Farpoint 70 Travel Pack, which I would HIGHLY recommend. -

It's a backpack that has suitcase features, while stille keeping the jetsetter in mind.

  1. The pack zips open in the front, which allows you to more easily find things rather than digging through all your belongings from the top.

  2. Since you're jumping on trains/airplanes and such, it has a pull-out cover that allows you to zip the backpack straps into the pack, making it streamlined and reducing your chances of the straps getting caught or cut.
  3. My favorite feature was the zip-off daypack that comes with it. It was perfect for toting around my laptop or anything else I needed while I was away from the hostels.

    I would advise against rolling luggage due to the hassle. I saw SO many travelers being held up, getting the rollers caught on things, trying to maneuver the wheels through cobblestone streets, trying to lug them onto trains, etc... basically a travel nightmare. With a pack, you're able to quickly move through crowds, and your belongings are much less likely to get snagged.

    As for the souvenir part, I would recommend mailing things home. Whenever my pack got a little too snug, I would go to the nearest post office and ship some things back to the States. It saved me SO much headache and allowed me to buy whatever I wanted without destroying my back.

    Also, check out packing cubes. It allowed me to fit a lot more in my confined pack, while keeping it all nice and organized. It was also great when I got to a new location since I was able to simply take out the cubes and stuff them in a drawer for easy access.

    Enjoy your travels!
u/Trailman80 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

You really need to go and try some packs out or better yet Buy a few and load it with what you think you will be carrying do not have the store people stuff bags in there it's not the same as having gear in there they fell much more different. I ended up with a Osprey Black and a Green Pack. I also have a Kelty Lakota 65 for longer hikes.

Osprey is the lighter of the Brands Gregory and Kelty are more heavier and more durable, but if you take care of the packs even the ultra light ones will last you. For $150 you won't be getting the Higher end packs they cost more then that, Or you can try a REI Garage sale and get lucky.

Trips like the one's you posted are great for light packs like the Osprey 65 you can pack a bunch in that pack and still feel like nothing is on your back. The only thing I don't like about Osprey is the side zippers I am a larger man and they don't work too well with my form lol.

This TETON Sports is a great pack it's not the lightest but for the money and the ENTIRE pack is nylon so it's tough as nails, I used it for a few year before upgrading to a lighter packs. I do not regret this at all.

here is a new version

u/snorkelingoctopus · 1 pointr/Switch

I dont know what accessories you already have, but IMO this is a great option for a case
It has tons of extra things to go with it, and the products are very effective at protecting my Switch.

I also got this backpack so I dont have to carry actual case around. I absolutely love the backpack, and if youre looking at any of the official nintendo switch packs, I'd definitely recommend this pack first. You can alter the strap on it to wear like a back pack, or as a messenger bag. Perfect amount of space for everything you could want to bring for the Switch and more, without being bulky.

u/lolliegagger · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

Mountaintop 40 liter pretty good for 40 bucks, however I'm upgrading again soon. This one is great and I've had it for about two years now with no sign of wear and tear but I wish I had gone with a 50 or 60 liter bag as the 40 really strains for space on a week long trip. Its perfect for about three days however and that's usually what I do anyway. here's some pics of mine the thing I was most concerned about was support and this does a decent enough job, I'd say 7/10. It has molded foam support which is good but a external frame style seems better to me ( however that's a opinionated subject ) id reccamend going ahead and getting either this one or a larger Teton, or the larger version of mine if your planning on staying out for more than 5 days or so. Less than that and I'd highly recommend mine :)

u/pointblankjustice · 7 pointsr/bugout

I mean no disrespect, but I also tend to be rather blunt: There is a lot of work that needs to be done to this bag. It seems really thrown together, out of an amalgamation of random stuff that's vaguely "outdoorsy".

Firstly, the bag itself. There's probably a reason it was in the trash, and my suspicion is that it wasn't because it was well built, durable, and comfortable. Good bags can be had for not much money and there are definitely used options on Craigslist and at outdoor store garage sales if you're on a shoestring budget. Your bag has to be able to take the abuse of multiple days and many miles of rucking.

FOUR knives? And they are all folders to boot? And you're trying to tell me this isn't "bloated"? Come on. Get one good multitool like a Leatherman, or keep the Gerber if you must (you don't need 87 bits for your Gerber in the woods, either). Maaaybe carry a fixed blade, too, if you really think you'll be needing it.

Mess kit: That looks bulky as hell, and aluminum has an incredibly low melting point (something like ~1200F) which is easily attainable in a mature fire. Hello melted mess kit. If you are really just bugging out you shouldn't need to cook anything. Calorie dense food bars, jerky, nuts etc. should be sufficient. Get a super small mess kit like this amazing one from GSI Outdoor and use this very cheap but decent backpacking stove and you have a lightweight, highly functional way to cook, boil water, and drink for under $25.

Blade sharpener? If you somehow manage to dull all four of your knives in a few days you're doing something wrong. Save the blade sharpener for the Zombies-Are-Attacking INCH bag or whatever.

Sunscreen and bug repellent are both great. that said, you are carrying almost as much sunscreen as you are water. Embellishing, of course, but that's a fucking lot of sunscreen.

I would also seriously work on flushing out that medical kit. If you don't have much first aid training, that's fine (though you should get some) but a basic boo-boo kit will be really functional. Gauze, small band-aids, some medium sized non-stick pads, alcohol wipes, burn cream and/or antibiotic cream, tweezers, rubber gloves, pain relievers, anti-diarrheals, generic antihistamines (for regular allergies and allergic reactions), etc. etc. Avoid pre-built medical kits and avoid things you don't know how to use.

The MSR filter is actually fantastic, can't fault you there. That said, something like a Sawyer Mini would be a fair bit lighter, and has integral water storage should you need more.

Metal water bottle: Looks like a thermos, which is great for keeping your coffee warm on the way to work but is single-use and heavy in the backwoods. I'd suggest changing it out for a widemouth single-walled metal container like those from Klean Kanteen because now not only do you have a way to store water, but you also have a way to boil it! And you can cook in it if absolutely necessary. And you can fill it up with hot water and add it to your sleeping bag to stay warm.

Wait...where is your sleeping bag? I know you mentioned having some miscellaneous camping gear in your car, but what if you need to abandon your car? Look at even a simple bivy sack like this one from SOL. Coupled with a lightweight tarp and you have a functional survival sleep system. Throw in a small inflatable pad for insulation from the ground and you can survive in all but the most inclement of weather.

Lose the rat traps and 200(!!!) fishing hooks in exchange for calorie dense food bars and other foods that need little or no preparation. Try to stay above 130 calories/gram and pay attention to things that are high in protein, fiber, and fat. You're bugging out, remember? Not sitting around camp all day with a cold one and your rod in the lake.

Substitute your few cheap (read: heavy and unreliable) flashlights for one good one. Something like a Four Sevens Quark AA2 or something from Fenix, Nitecore, or Olight. It will be reliable, well built, and powered by an efficient driver to produce multiple modes of light and provide for good run time. Get something that takes standard AA or AAA batteries. Avoid CR123As.

Noticeably lacking are things like a map and firestarters. You mentioned a ferrocerium rod. Instead of spending $7.00 on a decent one of those, get three BIC lighters and a pack of waterproof matches in a container. And save a couple bucks in the process. Ever started a fire with a ferro rod? It sucks. I've done it. I do it for fun and honing my skills occasionally. But a simple ass BIC will work 100 times better in almost any situation.

Add a high quality, water resistant topographical map of your region. Do you know how to use that compass? I'm not talking about pointing it north, but for things like triangulation or magnetic declination or navigating to a point on your map by finding a bearing. There are tons of Youtube videos out there that will help you in understanding these techniques if you don't already. A compass by itself is near useless.

How about things that you're more likely to encounter?

Throw in a charger for your phone, or maybe one of those $5 burner flip phones and a $10 minutes card in case yours dies. Take the battery out (should be removable on a cheap pay-as-you-go bog standard phone) and write important numbers on the inside.

How about wiping your ass? Go to your nearest Walmart and hit the toiletries section. You'll find bins of $1.00 miniature travel accessories. I'd recommend a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant bar, personal wet wipes (preferably biodegradable), Chapstick, and some baby powder or Gold Bond. Throw it all in a gallon Ziplock or a small pouch. Now you can survive in the woods AND survive overnight a friend's house after you get too drunk and can't drive.

I see nothing for cold weather gear. I know it's summer but depending on where you are night time can still be cold as hell. Add a beanie, wool gloves, a fleece underlayer, a poncho or rainproof hard shell jacket, and a change of GOOD wool socks.

Lose the 9 million feet of paracord. 50ft should be plenty sufficient (if that) especially considering the inner strands are strong enough for most applications.

I think that covers all my major gripes. Back to drinking and being an ass.

u/CodySpring · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Since I'm new at this (I have however been camping in wilderness multiple times for 3-5 days, just never backpacking) I've been reading a ton of guides. I don't have a huge budget since this is something I'm just getting into, but looking around at different reviews this seems to be the best stuff I can get within my price range. If anyone cares to take a look and possibly give any suggestions I would appreciate it.

  • Tent - I wanted a two person because the weight difference between this and similar-priced one person tents didn't seem large enough, and more importantly I plan on backpacking with SO or my sister, so the split weight from only having one person carrying a tent seems better.

  • Backpack - Once again, budget, but seems to be exactly what I need.

  • Sleeping Bag - I'm in Louisiana, so nearby backpacking spots such as Texas don't warrant me buying a super low F rated sleeping bag. I don't want to be burning up and I figure once I get to the point where I'm hiking in colder weather I won't mind dropping more cash on a better rated sleeping bag.
u/roachy1979 · 1 pointr/hiking

Thanks! I’ll check out that trail. I’m hoping to do a few hikes through the spring/summer to prep for the hike and go from there to see if I’ll be confident in doing the hike.

I plan on doing at least 2 over night hikes to test my gear... which I have yet to buy but will purchase the things I need in the new year (you never know I may change my mind and that’s a lot of gear to buy)... I found the following online...

sleeping bag, pillow, tent, cook set, backpack , and cooking stove

Of course I’ll have my clothing, food and toiletries. I’m hoping to be as lightweight as possible. Any gear suggestions would be great, I’m also ok with crossing the boarder to get a good deal... I’m a Winnipeger after all, I’m cheap! Lol

u/adderx99 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This might be a bit too lightweight and too much like the sea to summit for you, but I really like mine. I have put about 150 miles on it in Yosemite while day hiking. I got mine off Amazon for $25. They're $35 right now for some reason. At first I was worried about the lack of a belt strap but the important thing is to keep the total weight less than 5lbs /2.5kg. Not too difficult if you frequent this subreddit.

Something like this is handy since the backpack isn't structured. I keep the weight around 2l of water and just short of 2lbs for first aid, jacket, lunch, water filter etc and have been pretty comfortable. The longest I've taken it was 22miles in a day, and while I was pretty sore, it was a good tradeoff for how lightweight I was.
I'm 5'10 140lbs,and I can see how a bigger guy would feel pretty tight in this pack though.

u/hobbykitjr · 3 pointsr/backpacking

This is what i got as my first back in the same boat as you adjusts from M-XL

and my wife this one (slightly smaller) adjusts from S-L

Now these are by no means Mt Everest packs but they have all the bells and whistles, are comfortable, adjustable, and have survived plenty of 1-2 nighter trips on the AT and held up well.

I am 5'11"/6' and 180lbs and i use the "XL" but could probably use the L

With amazons return policy i would try it and return it if it doesn't fit properly.

Now a lot of people will only recommend the best gear, but to "start out" i think you'll be fine w/ a cheaper/decent pack and if you actually enjoy/do it a lot.. then upgrade and you have spares to sell/store/loan and bring more friends with.

I am not an expert and cannot comment on that pack, but thats my input on my first packs i got for about the same price.

u/TomorrowsCanceled · 22 pointsr/Ultralight

Why do you have tights and Capilene Lightweight Bottoms? Pick one and save 5 oz.

Why do you have a cotton tank and 2 running shirts? Pick one. (Hint not the cotton tank) save 10oz

Rain jacket, Puffy, base layer, Houdini and R1. Ditch the Houdini and R1 (especially with such a warm puffy)
save 18 oz

Simplify your cook kit. Get rid of the measuring cup and make marks on your pot or smart water if you're picky about measuring. get rid of one bowl and just eat out of the pot (6oz)

Switch from pack cover to nylofume pack liner (save 2 oz)

Swap the footprint for Polycryo (save like 5 oz)

Ditch the daypack all together OR get something like a cheap drawstring bag or something like this save 7-10 oz

Ultimate Towel Medium "ya'll are going to tell me to get rid of this I know it" yup (5oz)

Generic Flip Flops meh save 8oz

69oz (nice) saved with virtually no cost!

u/DragonsEndGame · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I've had this one for over a year and am in love. Surprisingly good build quality and is super comfortable to wear under a load. Its also on super sale right now. Feel free to message me if you've got questions

u/ScrewTheAverage · 1 pointr/travel

We traveled for a year around Europe and used a day pack for all of our outings, including hikes and 10-15 mile a day walks when exploring a new the city. It was great for carrying our water, extra layers and a jacket, food/snacks, and our groceries when we went shopping. We this wrote a review in r/onebag:

We needed to find inexpensive, lightweight, and packable/collapsible daypacks. After some searching, we came across the Hikpro 20L. We purchased two them (one for each of us), and have been using them nearly every day for the last 18+ months. Furthermore, nearly every time we use them they’re loaded with 7-8lbs of stuff, and we carry that weight for 30-90 minutes at a time. Finally, even with all of that use, the bags have held up remarkably well and still look new!


Hikpro 20L Features

  • 20L
  • 6.5oz
  • Two mesh water bottle size side pockets (one on each side of the bag).
  • One external zipper pocket on the main body of the bag and one inside zipper pocket (the pouch the bag collapses into doubles as the inside pocket).
  • Small reflective tape accents (these double as pull strips, so the outside and main pocket are easier to zip).
  • Folds into itself (pouch)
  • 5 year warranty
  • Sells for about $15-20
  • Various colors to choose from
  • Slightly padded shoulder straps


    Possible Areas of Improvement

  • The inside lining/coating of the backpack started peeling away within the first month of use.
  • The backpack isn’t waterproof and the claimed water resistant feature could certainly be improved (perhaps it was compromised because of the inside lining/coating peeling away?).
  • Lighter would of course be better, although it would most likely come at the cost of padding or durability.


    Possible Hikpro 20L Alternatives
    If you absolutely need your daypack to be waterproof, lightweight, and cost (about $50 USD) isn’t a concern the Matador Daylite16 Backpack might be a good alternative to the Hikpro 20L.

    On the other hand, this inexpensive (~$17) bag from Mandarin-Gear might be ‘good enough’ at a fraction of the price.

    Additionally, here are a couple of bags recommended by the community:

  • Amazon Packable 25L daypack from u/kootness
  • Exped Summit Lite in 15L or 25L from u/fellow_reddit_user
u/Kid-The-Billy · 1 pointr/camping

I have an Teton outdoors scout 3400. It's a 54L bag that is really comfortable and has some good features and is pretty affordable the msrp is about 140, but you can find it on amazo ng for about 80. It a good quality bag at a pretty good price and it comes I a couple different colors. It also has a great warranty that protects against defects for the entire lifetime of the bag.

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame

u/devingboggs · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I use this

G-raphy Camera Insert Bag with Sleeve Camera Case (Orange)

and put in in the bottom most part of whichever hiking bag I'm using. For my larger pack (65L) (

I put it in the sleeping bag compartment like arcana73. Then use the outside loops of the sleeping compartment usually used for tents for the tripod. Want to keep that weight low for stability and to maximize comfort. That insert bag holds my canon 6d body, my 70-300mm, my 50mm pancake, and my 14mm rokinon wide lens. I use a seperate bag I got for my iOptron skytracker to hold filters, remote shutter, additional sds, and so on. For my tent and sleeping bag I simply just put those in the main compartment, opting usually for a light hammock set-up when the weather's good.


Overall I think a larger backpacking pack will do wonders for the duality you want, leaving room for food and supplies you'll need for those few days. Just be sure to get a nice insert to organize your gear and make sure you get a bag that allows it to be readily accessible like with a sleeping bag compartment, it will save you alot of headache of not having to take out all your stuff to get to your camera!


PS When looking into his I'd recommend also getting some external mounting system for your camera onto your packso you can minimize stopping time for fool around in the bag to put the camera in and out. Something like the Peak Design's clip ( helps a lot with this subtle annoyance.

u/bentheredidthat · 3 pointsr/travel

Yes! Thank you.

Group activities are a great idea and is actually one of the main reasons why I want to CouchSurf. I figure the locals of each place I stay at will definitely know the city, and could show me good spots, to go out and explore. I'm sure I'll do several pub crawls too.

I'm taking my smartphone which will help me with maps. I can download maps straight to my phone for offline usage (I'm suspending my service for a month as to not incur any outrageous charges), and will only use WiFi and my GPS. I think this is better so as not to yell "Tourist!" when fumbling through big maps. I can get virtually any guidebook in PDF form for my smartphone or on my Kindle too.

My backpack, an Osprey Farpoint 70 has a removable daypack so I'm set on that!

u/MacGyverisms · 2 pointsr/backpacking

For the backpack, I'd suggest the Osprey Atmos 65 AG. I have that pack and you only feel a fraction of the weight on your back. I was blown away when I switched from it to my old pack, the difference really is night and day. You should go in store to get your pack, they'll fit it for you and even put some weight in it to simulate a full load. I went to REI and they fitted it for me while I was there. As for the sleeping pad, Therm-a-Rest pad is your best bet. They make a variety of pads depending on how much you want to spend or if you prefer foam vs inflatable pads. I use a Z-Lite Sol. Its great at reflecting heat and keeping you warm on the cold ground. They also make inflatable versions that might be a bit more comfy. Sleeping bag and tent are a little more tricky just because there's so many options. I couldn't tell you what brand sleeping bag I have, but it keeps me warm at night and that's all I care about. I've never had an issue with Kelty bags in the past but they do tend to be on the heavy side. As for tents, I use a North Face Triarch 2. It might be more than you're willing to spend on a tent, but wow is it light. It can also be a little cozy with two people, but I've never minded it. The MSR Hubba Hubba and the REI Half Dome 2 also fall into this category of ultralight tents. You might want to check out /r/ultralight if you really want your pack to weigh as little as possible. Also check out /r/campingandhiking. I always check Reddit before I choose my gear and these subreddits come up often.

u/matt_sd_watson · 1 pointr/travel
  1. pack all your sunscreen in individual carry-on approved containers that you can get from the dollar store. you'll want to take at least 4-5 small containers per person, but make sure that the total of all your liquids is less than 1L. the sun is intense as hell in Thailand and you can get burned very quickly.
  2. PERSONAL TIP: DEFINITELY take probiotics from a local health food store. these help immensely with helping your stomach adjust to the microbes in the food in se asia, especially if you plan on eating street food.
  3. lightweight pack towel. makes good beach day even better, and weighs next to nothing. something like this:
  4. small day pack. i ALWAYS use this backpack as my day pack and personal item on a carry-on only flight:

    safe travels!
u/TheAmazingPolywog · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I bought a cheap 25$ pack of Amazon. Works great, however it has some SEVERE limits. I live in Florida so my kit stays VERY light throughout the entire year. If you overload the pack (even to the range of like 20 lbs) it becomes completely uncomfortable due to low padding in the straps and no support system. The pack isn't very adjustable so it doesn't fit great that great and strains portions of your back if your load isn't packed well. The hip belt doesn't do much besides keep the pack from flopping and store snacks.

Overall, cheap packs like that make great weekend packs to hike out to a site (wouldn't recommend more than a couple miles) for the night and come back or great slightly oversized day packs. Don't expect to do any sort of through hike, winter hiking, or long term hiking in the pack. They are great and cheap for what they are, but their use is very narrow.

That's the pack I got. Tie downs on the front, snack pockets on the hip belt, pockets big enough to fit large smart water bottles on the sides. Unless the pack you listed has some sort of support system, IMO this one is much better.

u/AT2017 · 3 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

Best budget backpack? Probably the Teton Sports Scout.

I've hiked 460 miles of the AT so far this year with this pack that I got for $50 at the time. I've hauled around 65 lbs at least 15 miles a few different days leaving towns with a 12 pack inside and its held up amazing. I thought for sure I would be buying a new pack at Neels Gap but dang I don't think this thing is ever going to break. It has pockets and zippers in all the right places. Comes with a pack cover too. I really can't find anything to nitpick on this backpack except maybe lose some of the extra straps. Oh, the one thing I do wish it had is a removable brain. But I loved the secret zipper pouch on the seam of the inside to the bottom of the brain. Great for storing 'personal' items.

u/DevonWeeks · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

There's a few good options on that price range. You'll probably hear about the Everest hiking packs. I've had one, and it's decent for the money. If I were you, though, I'd go for something a bit more robust and diverse. These days, I use an Outdoorz Freighter Frame and Pack. You can see it here. The frame is stout and gives you a lot of options for lashing items or quartered game to it. It holds a significant amount of weight with no issue and makes that weight comfortable to carry. The pack is spacious while not being so overly huge as to result in you overpacking.

I've not had the best experience before with Teton Sports packs, but these days people are saying they are pretty good. If you can look at one in person, I'd say take a look at it.

If you're looking more for the large canoe pack sort of thing, the Snugpak Bergen runs around 130. Alternatively, you could get all the materials to build your own pack. A canvas pack basket cover with leather straps could last you for many years, and it's a good learning project. You don't need a nice wooden basket, either. You can make one around a plastic trash bin from Walmart that will work just as well.

u/fuckflyingpigs · 1 pointr/Ultralight

That looks like a real good candidate. It can support a sleeping bag without an issue right? I have a second backpack I've only used once. It's This Teton Sports pack. I've used it for a two day hike because a friend convinced me I needed something big. However 4.5lb is heavy, and it has a lot of pockets I don't need(for the trips I do now at least, I may use this pack if I get up to weeklong trips). This is my sleeping bag, it works very well for the price. Not looking to replace it.

My problem with the REI day pack I had before was that it couldn't fit a sleeping bag at all, and would be soaked with back sweat halfway through the hike. This Exos seems to fit everything I want. Thanks a lot for the suggestion.

u/cwcoleman · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Neither of those would be very good for hiking/camping.
At 34/40 liters they will most definitely be too small to hold your full overnight backpacking kit, including food and clothing.

Military / bugout bags like this are not really practical for wilderness adventures. You would be much better off getting a bag designed for backpacking, with a real hip belt.

$70 is a low budget for a quality bag in the 50-65 liter range (what you likely need).
Is buying used or renting an option?

Teton is a popular 'cheap' brand. Their packs are in your price range, although they aren't exactly the most comfortable or quality.

u/daedelous · 1 pointr/Augusta

Tent looks fine. Very light, if a little small.

No, I have no experience with jetboil. Looks exactly the same as a butane stove to me. Seems to have good reviews. My thing is, though, I already have cookware to boil water in, and it comes with drinking cups and utensils and stuff. I don't need a separate boiling pot.

I'd still recommend bringing water treatment stuff if you really want to train for doing multi-night backpacking. It's better to make sure everything works well before that, so you should pack as you would for a longer trip. Plus, bringing your own water for a 12-18 hour outing will be heavy. And then there's emergencies. You should at least bring some iodine tablets just in case. Also, bring a bandana. You can use it to strain a lot of the sediment out of the stream water before you boil it for food.

As for backpacks, you'll need an internal frame backpack. Tent, sleeping bag, and bedroll take up a lot of space. So does cookware, butane tanks, water, a book or two, food, snacks, food bag, flashlight, fire making equipment, body wipes, trowel, etc etc etc. Read some reviews and find what you think is best. I have this: and love it.

u/waldrick · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

As many of the other commenters have stated - buy your pack to fit your gear. If you buy your pack first you will find all sorts of things to fill it with.

That said - I have the Deuter pack a size larger than this - the Deuter ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack. and it works great for my needs. I have used it on many weekend trips and one 10 day trek. All my trips are Boy Scout trips, so we tend to carry more gear than non-Scouts. The 10 day trek was to Philmont last summer. Philmont required us to carry several days worth of bulky food at a time. My gear took up about 2/3 of the pack and then I had plenty of room left for food or large water dromedaries when needed. The +10 expansion worked great for this as I could fill to the brim and then shrink it down as we used up the food and water.

A couple critiques I have about this line of packs.

  • There are almost no accessory pockets. Externally the only zip pockets are 1 on the lid and the 2 belt pockets. Everything else goes into the large compartments. I made this work with multiple small bags to keep clothes, cooking gear, rain gear, and other things organized. This worked well for me, but would not work as well for a more disorganized person who really needs the separate pockets to put stuff in.

  • The hip belt pad only comes about 2/3 of the way around my 34" waist. Around the front is adjustable strap. This was different than some of the other packs that wrap almost all the way around. I was ok with this and it carried the load well. It may not work for everyone.

  • Buy a rain cover that is large enough. The +10 will make this equal to a 60L, so if you buy a 50L cover it won't be big enough. Also know if you will strap anything to the outside, because your cover will need to be large enough. I bought the Deuter cover which fits 40-70L.

    If you are a beginner and want to try something cheaper to get started - we
    have had luck with Teton brand backpacks for our Scouts. My son took the
    [Teton Escape 4300](
    to Philmont and it worked well for him. The Teton Hiker
    might be more the
    size you are looking for.
u/sustaah · 1 pointr/solotravel

Teton 3400 fits in your price range with room to spare (let's not put our backpack hopes on a raise). It's 55L which is good because it's carry on sized but gives you room to stuff things you make pick up while traveling. Don't overstuff it when heading to the airport though, 50L is standard for carry-ons and an over attentive staffer can make your life sucky.

Spend your saved coins on a collapsible day pack like this or this.

I normally just have it clipped to my backpack and if I'm going out on an excursion I lock up my backpack and take that with my ID, hat, scarf, sunscreen, and a water bottle in it. Keep it light.

Good luck!

u/I_COULD_say · 0 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

IDK What sort of weather you'll be camping/hiking in, but this is a pretty basic list of gear that I would take if I were on a budget:

That's a bag, tarp, hammock and sleeping bag. They all have great ratings and should get you through just about anything.

Me, personally, I carry my hammock, a wool blanket and my tarp from ( ) in my army surplus bag. I also carry my stainless steel pot and cup, cordage, zip ties, leather gloves, folding saw, axe and knife with me when I'm out in the woods. I have a "space blanket" too.

My pack could be lighter for sure, but everything I have serves a purpose.

Whenever you decided you want to get into campinp/hiking/bushcraft/whatever, decided what you really need/want to have with you. Don't just jam random "camping" supplies in your bag. Take your time, research and pack carefully. Your back will thank you.

u/myballsarecut · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

So I just did some hiking on the Colorado Trail. A segment but we also basecamped one day and hiked up to some 14ers. I've had this pack for quite a while and it has worked amazing. Plus it folds down into it's internal pocket and is easy to pack into a backpack. Price point is nice too.

u/Becroki · 3 pointsr/solotravel

The string bag would work. If you have some spare change the Ultra-Sils really are excellent. All the functionality of a standard bag with none of the bulk. They're quite strong and fairly water resistant. Or as mentioned above, a camera bag with a little extra room is a good option. You'll be glad you have something small when you're out and about.

You especially want something small since BTS/MRT security and many shopping complexes have started to check bags literally every time through. It got a bit frustrating walking through with my main pack and they insist on seeing through to the bottom sometimes.

u/thelastboyscout007 · 2 pointsr/preppers

I have a V3 Paratus 3 Day Operator's Pack for my GHB and a Kelty Redwing 50 for my BOB. I love the Redwing it's really comfortable and you can cram a ton of stuff in it. I also have a TETON Explorer 400 for backpacking which I love, but is probably a bit too big for a BOB. Personally I think tactical bags are far less comfortable and will take a toll on you if you're traveling long distances. Backpacking packs are made for hiking and will allow you to travel longer distances with more comfort and less back and shoulder pain. If you haven't done a 5 - 10 mile hike with your BOB you really should, a lot of people underestimate the importance of ergonomics while backpacking which is very similar to bugging out.

Edit: spelling

u/AJRiddle · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

These 2 Teton backpacks have great reviews on Amazon (my friend has one and loves it too): Teton Sports 5200 (75L) for $54 and Teton Sports Scout 3400 (55L) for $47

u/violetfield · 1 pointr/UniversalOrlando

I just used this bag for 5 days in the parks. 20 bucks and I loved it. My friend with a Kavu likes that this one can be worn on either side because the strap can be unclipped. It has a good sized and deep water bottle pocket that my bottle never fell out of the way it has in my North Face backpack and a lot of other great pockets as well, including a some "hidden"-ish low profile ones like a money/card pocket on the strap that is EXTREMELY convenient and I got a lot of compliments on it. It has a very similar profile to a Kavu, but way more customizable and comfortable. And no issues fitting it in lockers, even the smaller sized lockers in the Mummy locker area.

u/PurpleDjango · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I found this easy on Amazon. Looks pretty useful and sturdy for a mere 40$, plus they usually have free shipping for products above 25$

u/thatjoedood · 1 pointr/backpacking

I've started bikepacking / hiking and camping more. I'm looking to get a good pack that will be enough for a couple of days to a week. I'm definitely on a budget, and if at all possible, I'm looking for recommendations for something I can either secure to my bicycle or wear in to camp / backpack.

I'm looking at this (4.4lbs) teton.

I don't really know what I'm doing, just what I want to do. I appreciate any help you all can offer!

u/Reset2Pt0 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I had back surgery a number of years ago and have the same problem. If you get an expensive UL pack and it's not comfortable, I don't know if they'll let you return it.

This is what I'm experimenting with; find a cheap frameless or minimal framed pack to test out first. If it doesn't work, you haven't invested a car payment into it.

I just found this one on Amazon that looks like a good candidate:

GoBackTrail Roll Top Black Backpack - Ultralight 25L - 40L with Removable Internal Frame – Always The Right Size - Water Resistant – Comfortable for Men and Women When Walking, Trekking and Hiking

It's only $54.97, weighs 2.5 lbs (not too bad), and has the option to remove the frame sheet. This won't be your forever pack, but it might help you determine what to go for in a UL pack. Think training wheels.

FYI, I picked up a $100, sub 2 lb, frameless pack from Amazon that I'm trying out. One problem I've discovered right off is that the padding in the shoulder straps and hip belt are too thin for me. This can also be a problem with the expensive UL packs. I need a good support frame too.

u/WitOfTheIrish · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

The Teton line has served me very well. I also use it as my general suitcase, since it passes all the carry-on requirements. The rain-fly is a very nice feature, and the adjustable lumbar support and waist belt are really nice for tall guys like us (though I'm only 6'2").

Of course, I'm only going on 2+ years of (relatively) heavy use, some camping, some backpacking through Europe, and multiple trips to visit family back in Ohio.

u/touchmystuffIkillyou · 1 pointr/preppers

"Best" is really subjective.

For those on a budget or need to build multiple bags, here's some great, cheap packs. Suitable for most backpacking (maybe not hardcore extended adventuring/mountaineering). Great value for the money.



More sizes available. Search Teton Backpacks on amazon.

u/sheymyster · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Does he have a really nice backpack for hiking/camping? I know a lot of the weight can be redistributed by a really nice suspension backpack so you can carry a lot more and it feels like much less. For your budget, you could get a really nice one from Osprey that will last forever.

u/diskprept · 1 pointr/scoliosis

Last year I was using this pack and made sure I was on the hip belt mostly - that definitely helps. But getting into that 5th+ mile of the day, it still felt like there was a knife in my back. I'm having an ultralight bag custom made for this year's trip so hopefully that helps.

u/windcape · 1 pointr/travel

Your packing list lacks a water bottle. Save yourself a couple of euros per day, and fill up a water bottle at your accommodation with free, clean tap water (it's something we have in Europe, yes), and help the environment while you're at it.

> Also wondering about getting a compressible day pack for those jaunts around the city. Anyone have any cheap options for that?

AmazonBasic. Got a external mesh side-pocket for water bottle too.

u/backpackerwade · 2 pointsr/hiking

I use an [Osprey UL daypack}(

July in Yellowstone? Don't forgot a mosquito head-net and spray! Seriously. You'll be glad. I'd recommend a filter or way to treat water as well. That way you don't have to lug around so much water. Also, a rain jacket. July is the beginning of thunderstorm season. Sunscreen and a hat too (you burn much easier at high altitudes). I mention these items because you didn't. Also, not sure if you need a knife, tools, and multitool... I just take a small knife.

u/snobordin8 · 3 pointsr/solotravel

-Small notepad - helps for planning and communicating and writing down thoughts

-A small daypack - I've used this nearly daily for 5 months and love it:

-Small roll of toilet paper or kleenex for when nature calls unexpectedly


-Extra battery or power pack for charging phone/camera. I prefer the extra battery with external charger. It's great for when the hostel doesn't have a power outlet by the bed. Less risk than leaving your phone sitting out. Amazon this too.

-Umbrella if where you're going rains a lot.

u/CJOttawa · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

My friend has the Teton 4000 65L pack.

Material is most certainly a cut above the thin stuff you'd expect on a Walmart pack but not quite the same level as mainstream packs like Osprey, Gregory etc. Don't abuse it and you'll be fine.

They make a 55L, the 3400 series, as well.

Double to triple the budget of the Teton packs and you're into the Osprey Volt (60L or 75L) or the Atmos (50 or 65L).

u/ferox1 · 0 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Cheap Backpack Suggestions?

Looking to get a lighter pack, but not looking to spend a lot at the moment, as I will probably get a better pack later once I know my needs better.. I have a two night backpacking trip in about a week in Red River Gorge. I'll be using my hammock. I have found these four:

Thoughts? Better suggestions? Prefer Amazon due to quick shipping.

u/j1mmyfever · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

If you're not carrying a trade binder, this thing is great. I carry a boogie board, an edh deck, 3 modern decks, a dice box, and a playmate in it. Random other stuff in the other pockets, a drink in the side.

It's $15, comfortable with a strap that can be changed left/right, and it's survived weekly use for 3 years now, along with about 5 Disney vacations.

Zero signs of aging.

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small...

u/genericdude999 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander . I have the bare frame version of this pack. It's well made, but I find the hip belt uncomfortable.

I got the frame for less than $70 a while back, just to cannibalize it for parts for my ancient Jansport. Yep, that totally worked. :) The old Jansport hip belt was so much more comfortable though, I washed it and had it restitched so I could keep using it.

u/MotoCasey · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I like the Sea to Summit day pack. Not super stylish, but it's hella light and if goes into a pouch that fits in the palm of your hand. So easy to bring with you, and can clip onto things. It doesn't have pockets unfortunately, but I found that didn't mater to me as much as I thought it would. I used this for a month while travelling Europe with only a carry on, so this was a perfect space saver and I used this on my daily outings once I arrived.

u/JTownlol · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I have this Hikpro thing:

Nothing fancy, but folds up tiny and only weighs 183g (about 6.5oz) and was cheap. Holds 1 liter smart water bottles perfectly (on the sides for quick access) and has a couple smaller pockets to keep things organized.

u/randomfatkid · 1 pointr/Disneyland

I rotate my bag depending on my trip. I have a small shoulder bag like this which is comfortable and has many pockets to store necessities.

Other days, I use a full on backpack, specifically the 2018 Disneyland Park Backpack. Plenty of room for everything.

Just make sure it’s comfortable and doesn’t strain your back.

u/EKcore · 1 pointr/travel

I have it and it is great! Carry on size (it is a tad bigger than the recommended size but it fits perfectly in the over head compartment and a detachable day pack. the back pack straps can be enclosed if you need to check it. Ospreys always have a life time warranty.

u/Majaru97 · 6 pointsr/onebag

I'm not the original commenter but I'm travelling through Europe at the moment and I use the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack as a day pack. It weighs about 90 grams and condenses down to about the size of a pack of cards. It's been great so far, probably my favourite investment, it can easily hold a jacket, drink bottle, toiletries, passport etc. Basically anything you'd want to take on a day trip.

u/MatthewMeredith · 1 pointr/CanadaHunting

Great reviews, can be used with the pack (nice and big) or just as a cargo pack, quite inexpensive and free shipping in Canada :-)

u/Thegreatpatsby · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I just got done with about a month worth of research on backpacks. While I ended up getting a nicer aether 70, this Teton pack was constantly appearing in my searches. From all reports, it is hands down the best pack in the lower price ranges. It even appeared multiple times on top gear ranking lists next to the more well known deuter, osprey, type bags.

Check it out:

u/Hazelbutter · 1 pointr/Hunting

I used the Alps Commander for two years and would definitely recommend it given your needs and budget. Get the pack and frame combo, but pick up some cotter pins to replace the included split rings. The pack has great external organization pockets and the frame carries weight extremely well because of the shelf feature. The downside of all of this is the total weight but that tends to be the trade off with inexpensive gear.

u/thoughtofficer · 2 pointsr/camping

Teton explorer 4000 is only 67 bucks and is should be able to fit your needs. It goes can adjust to fit people as tall as 6'4". I own this backpack and i love it.

u/zorkmids · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

Getting a new pack would allow you to get something a bit lighter. For example, the Osprey Exos 48 is about 10 ounces lighter and costs $135.

You can get even lighter if you spend a bit more. For example, the Zpacks Arc Blast would save you about two pounds. Here's a good survey of ultralight backpacks. Of course, there's a durability tradeoff, and ultralight backpacks don't carry heavy loads as well as traditional packs.

u/comaplata · 1 pointr/preppers

I picked up a teton hiking pack for hiking amd camping. Has performed well so far. Easy on the wallet as well. Good luck.

u/abriguy · 1 pointr/solotravel

I'm looking at something like this. Thoughts? (/u/electricsheep12345) Thanks for the help!!

u/Toph19 · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

It's pretty big. It's 55L. But i got it for free and it easily fits all my gear without having to buy smaller and lighter stuff. It's a Teton Scout 3400.

u/misternicholas · 2 pointsr/Outlier

I have had this bag for at least 5 years & I bring it with me on all my trips. It packs down super small & opens up to fit a MBP with loads of remaining space. Great daypack.

Not sure if the branding is a total ripoff on outlier or just a crazy coincidence.

u/quarl0w · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

Teton Sports has a range of sleeping bags that would fit your needs.

  • Altos is a down mummy bag rated for 0°F for $170
  • Leef is synthetic mummy bag rated for 0°F for $75, or 20°F for $75
  • Tracker synthetic mummy bag rated for 5°F for $67
  • They even make double bags if you aren't travelling alone.

    I have a Polara rectangular bag (I like the extra space for me feet) that has a fleece liner that I took on a scout camp that kept me warm down to 15°F. We picked up an Evergreen bag for less than $50 on Black Friday.

    I like Teton sports because they have a lifetime warranty on their stuff, and they are a local company based out of Utah. They also make decent backpacks and pillows.
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/lawschooladmissions

Leave your big bag at the hotel/luggage check and buy one of these

I've been backpacking for the last 4 months and having one of these is life changing. Takes up almost no space and gives me a smaller bag to take on day trips. There are cheaper ones on Amazon that would work as well, but I have this one and its been great

Even if nobodies judging you for having a big bag(and they shouldn't) you'll be a lot more comfortable/free feeling without a huge bag weighing you down

u/kablargh · 4 pointsr/onebag

I've noticed that the vast majority of the bags that get named around on this sub are those that don't have to be checked in for flights. If you're only now considering a onebag lifestyle out of the blue, I'd consider taking a look at bigger backpacks, like this (relatively) cheap teton 3400. I used it myself for months when I was hopping around job searching and doing various volunteering/part-time gigs. During that time I had a bunch of stuff I just simply couldn't cut out regardless of how minimalist I was, such as interview clothes, work materials, uniforms, a couple textbooks that I needed with me, and the tools I needed to maintain my bicycle, my main mode of transportation. Onebagging with something like a goruck would have looked cooler, but I'm not Mary Poppins. I was still reasonably mobile, and if you're like most people I'd guess it's going to be hard enough to fit your life into 55 liters.

u/Resvrgam2 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I've actually had good experience with the Modase 40L pack on Amazon:

I've used it mainly as a day pack when traveling, but for weekender thru hikes, it can get the job done. Obviously, there's much to be desired in the support system, but it's held up through quite a lot for me. Not too shabby for $24.

u/KenBalbari · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This is a good pack. At a clearance price. The 2018 models there are $200, last years model is just as good (arguably better) for $133.

And if you want something slightly smaller, this isn't bad, either. OR this (the large in Pacific Blue is showing the lowest price at the moment).

Also, don't buy anything without knowing your torso size. Fit is important.

But if you really can't afford more popular brands like Osprey or Granite Gear, and must go cheap, I think you might do best with one of the Outdoor Products packs from Walmart, like this (product page here). That may not be any better than the one you linked, but it should be similar, for half the price.

u/EuroTrash69 · 1 pointr/backpacking

Not sure what you are asking, but the quality/durability issues with the No Limits brand seem chronic. My buddy wanted a really cheap pack to get into backpacking and settled on the Teton Scout 3400 (55L). It's a decent quality pack with plenty of features for a beginner. Currently available on amazon for $65:

They also make a larger (65L) pack:

Be careful about getting into huges packs (anything over 65L is a big pack). It's hard not to fill out all the space in your pack, so the larger your pack, the more you will bring. I understand you are new to the sport and may not have "ultralight" gear, but just be aware that the amount of weight on your back will have a huge impact on your enjoyment, especially as a beginner.

u/avian_gator · 1 pointr/backpacking

Yeah, good point on the day bag. I have this one, which weighs almost nothing and stuffs into one of its own pockets. It's not the most comfortable (it isn't uncomfortable, it just has minimal padding and very little structure) or durable pack, but it survived a 3 week SEA trip in the middle of the summer, including a multi-day hike.

u/maraudingguard · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

Ya, I would skip that. My friend bought a cheap backpack while traveling in India, came back to use it on camping trips and the first trip the should strap broke. You don't want something crucial as a backpack breaking while hiking. I'd recommend spending $100+ on a good pack, but even this backpack is better than the one on ebay.

u/With_Camera · 1 pointr/travel

No problem!

Here's a good backpack that compresses down to nothing, to take with you on dayhikes and stick your electronics into on the buses. I bought one before leaving and I was pretty stoked with it:

I was in that area for about 3 months starting in December, so I'm not exactly sure how it is during Feb / March, but we didn't get rained out too much. You'll probably get a bit of rain in the coast (Cartagena, Tayrona), and around Salento, but usually it doesn't last more than a few hours. I remember being in Armenia (close to Salento), and it would rain like clockwork in the afternoon. Same with Barichara, but just after sunset for about an hour.

Bring a light waterproof jacket, and waterproof hiking boots and you'll be fine. Something I didn't think of until a minute ago: water. In some towns, be careful drinking the water. I'd say 80% of places in Colombia / Ecuador are fine for tap water, but there are a few smaller towns that have water which will make you sick. Just ask the hostel owner or a local if it's safe or not to drink.

Here's a breakdown of what I was hauling in my pack:


-cooking pot / mini stove

-water filter

-external hard drive




-flip flops


-small camera tripod

-bathroom stuff

-toilet paper (this is one of the most important, many restrooms in South America don't provide toilet paper)

-air mattress

-2 lenses


u/koottravel · 2 pointsr/onebag

Amazon Essential Packable Daypack. I've had mine going on three years now. My favorite thing about it is no branding like the HikePro bags and pretty much all the other ones.

u/Velouriocity · 1 pointr/travel

This is the backpack I've used for the last 4 or 5 years. It packs up pretty small, is very lightweight, and is comfortable to wear. I have the 20L size - it's big enough for a hoodie, a book, sunglasses, a water boottle, my wallet and phone.

u/dead_pirate_robertz · 1 pointr/BoyScouts

Link to a good backpack on Amazon, please?

How about this one?

My son is about 4'8" and 68 pounds (super-skinny).

u/secondpagepl0x · 2 pointsr/onebag

Looks pretty affordable to me no?

Thanks for the suggestions!

u/Whatwhywhenandwhen · 3 pointsr/preppers


This is my hunting/backpacking backpack. It is pretty modular and can detach from the frame. This sounds like what you described. I got mine for $100.

u/timeiswasting · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

A lot of your gear is similar to mine. I'm also just getting into backpacking and I've got the same cloud up 2 tent and aegismax sleeping bag coming in the mail this week. I picked up this pack a few weeks ago and like it. Haven't had a chance to use it a lot but with free returns you can see if it works for you.

u/jfgreco · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I picked up this one this year. It was nice and compact but was able to carry around what I needed. We had 3 kids (under 8) with us!

u/novel_yet_trivial · 2 pointsr/hiking

I love this one:

Very light, breathable, but still strong and comfy. I carry 3-4 liters of water no problems. Plus super cheap and lifetime warranty! I've had mine for about 6 months and no signs of wear yet.

u/draimee · 1 pointr/blogsnark

I use this as a diaper bag on lighter trips - holds more than you’d think and would be easy to move to the front anywhere you needed to! The sling part can be unbuckled and reattached to switch shoulders, which I was a big fan of.

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small Crossbody Backpack for Men & Women (Gray)

u/alphawolf29 · 1 pointr/backpacking

Trick for getting things on carry on: Most airlines allow a carry on and a "laptop bag or makeup bag" in addition to carry on, so take a second smaller bag and stuff it full of shit so your main bag squishes down. This is the one I've been using for 3 years and its FANTASTIC, folds to fit in your pocket. I take it almost everywhere.

u/marcusabq56 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I had some female friends who bought these:

No problems, the pack worked great from both of them. We went on a 3 night trip. I don't think the boob issue should keep you away from this pack either. Both were fine.

u/TableTopFarmer · 2 pointsr/camping

These are relatively inexpensive, but cool to have items:

Long Handled grill basket

Collapsible solar light

personal water filter

Haul and hang kitchen organizer

Daypack There's nothing special about this particular one, but every car camper needs a daypack for hiking.

Battery pack for charging small electronics

Weatherproof matches

Hiker's Emergency whistle

Mosquito head net

Hydration bladder

Collapsible water jug

Condiment squeeze bottles (for more efficient cooler packing)

u/Burra-Hobbit · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Probably way too big for what your wanting but the Alps Commander gets good reviews, the pack is removable and it looks to be made for hunters.

u/Snakman1 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I actually decided to look at the alternative budget list from the wiki and went with this pack. It's crazy cheap, but I don't expect it to last as long as expensive ones, and if I don't like it the SO gets it. And if i do then win for me. With that pack it puts me at 16lbs. Since it's only a 2.5lb pack.

u/DAREdidnotwork · 2 pointsr/Survival

Here you go:

AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly, 75 L, Green

u/NooYouuu · 2 pointsr/Survival

Here you go:

AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly, 75 L, Green

u/robih29 · 1 pointr/solotravel

I used a 20L outlander bag I bought on amazon. I liked it because it has 2 compartments (so you dont have to always search the main compartment for small stuff) and has the side mesh pockets for waterbottles. I used it whenever I did a multiday hike or whatever where I didnt wanna bring my 40L bag with all my stuff.

u/IsaLone · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

I bought this one which is nice but I'm not actually much of a purse person. I have been using this instead and I actually freaking adore it.

u/hotsauce285 · 1 pointr/travel

top level comment so you see it. I second /u/narayananh tortuga recommendation. While the laptop zip doesn't fold out into it's own bag, you can use a packable day pack like this to lug around your laptop when you want to leave your backpack at your lodging.

u/eyedbythetiger · 2 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Yes, look for the 2014-2017 model. It has hip belt pockets and shoulder strap pockets. These will be very handy. You can find the older model exos online at amazon. and it's on sale.

u/thebayouborn · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I've been eying this guy on amazon, which states it's sufficient for 2-4 day excursions, which would be plenty for what I intend to do for now. The camping area I plan on backpacking to is mostly a swampland/basin area with plenty of opportunities for fishing and trapping.

u/cdann58 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I would give it a 6/10 rating for a pack.. but for the price i would give it 8/10.. I was using this one

Its hard to keep the weight overall even and the metal rods in the frame didn't really feel long enough.. On top of that my back got really hot wearing it.. but I hiked uphill and downhill with it for about 4 miles through snow, dirt, and ice during a 3 day winter trip in Angeles National Forrest in California.. I wouldn't recommend it for anything longer than a weekend.. just not built well enough.. but still works. As you can see I have a love hate relationship.. but thats probably because it was my first pack ever.

Overall its great for the price.. but at the same time you get what you pay for..

u/CirqueDuTsa · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I've got one of these. Haven't used it much yet, but it seems to be well made.

Edit: Since mine's not available now, this one looks to be virtually identical. And if you want name brand, the Osprey Ultralight is similar.

u/flyonlewall · 1 pointr/ULgeartrade

I'm hearing some good things about this pack on ul fb groups.

u/Demilente · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Search for a hiking backpack with an internal frame. Better for your back. Get an insert that fits and your set. Test one at your local sporting goods store to get a feel for frames and sizes.

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Hunter Green

u/macetheface · 1 pointr/bugout

What does your husband think of this bag? I was actually looking at it myself...

Seems to be of good quality, inexpensive, internal frame and very adjustable.

u/HumanSomewhere · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Also, this backpack. Weights 5lbs. That seems like a lot to me, on further inspection. Maybe I don't need one this big?

u/chillwinston12 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

This is missing the inner pockets but does have multiple pockets. I have it and love it, although it becomes uncomfortable if you put too much weight in it.

u/AutonomyForbidden · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Check out Amazon Basics backpacks. Interactive frame 75l pack for less than 70. It's well reviewed and amazons customer service is on point.

u/Raypoint · 1 pointr/vagabond

This one, I have to leave by saturday so I ordered it and hope it'll hold up for atleast a few months.

u/falcorethedog · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Could someone help me compare this pack and this one. I'm looking for an entry pack that I can take on a 2-3 (at most) trip.

u/tracknoreply · 8 pointsr/onebag

I find a small daypack is good for most circumstances. Carry water, snacks, a towel, some warm clothing or a change of clothes etc.

If you want to stick with your philosophy of one bagging and technically carry only one bag use a packable daypack, fold it up and store it your main pack whilst travelling from place to place, but unfold and use in each place for day to day activities:

Outlander Ultra Lightweight Packable Water Resistant Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack Handy Foldable Camping Outdoor Backpack

u/pageantry · 1 pointr/travel

Like this? I actually saw something like this in REI the other day and thought about picking it up but decided to see what my boyfriend had first (where I found the foldable duffle).

u/yurkia · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I have the escape 4300 that I have been alternating to when I'm not packing my REI Flash 45, and I have no bad feelings about it. Budget pack that I got for less than $60, one main compartment with side mesh is nice, plus the lid compartments are plenty big for stuff I need quickly (snacks, tp, first aid, etc). Adjustable shoulder harness is easy to fit, and has plenty of ventilation. Other than maybe being a little heavier than some of the other big named brands... I haven't seen a reason to change to another pack (other than when I downsize to my Flash 45 when hammock camping)

u/kootness · 3 pointsr/onebag

I'm pretty adverse to logos, which is what turned me off the HikePro bag. I ended up going for the Amazon packable 25L daypack. It's solid black and has a lot of the same features. Currently just over $10 too.

u/DabbySage · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I own one similar to this and while I haven’t used it for hunting I have packed it to the brim and it can hold a fuck load. Quality seems to be there haven’t had any seam fraying or failure and zippers are still intact. The rifle holster down the side of mine works perfect. I’ll leave a link to another bag that would also be perfect

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander + Pack Bag, Briar

u/ipickednow · 1 pointr/preppers

>All the guides I'm finding keep saying to buy $200 plus bags

65 liter backpack for $63.

I have this one, it works well. It keeps the weight up on my back. It's got a lot of options. I don't expect it to compete with a $200 pack. But I can buy 3 of these packs for the price of one $200 pack.

I've taken it on several hikes and camping trips. It's durable for 2 or 3 day treks. Probably not durable for a 2,000 mile hike, but then even the $200 packs aren't going to last that.

If you want even cheaper then look on ebay for an external frame backpack. Believe it or not people still use them. They're as functional as they ever were, durable, reliable and can pack a lot of weight if you know how to lash items to the frame.

u/Actionbuilding · 1 pointr/backpacking

I used to use the Teton Scout pack. Very durable. I mean this thing can take a beating. It's a little on the smaller side, so not a good fit for someone on the tall side (I'm 5'8", there are 3 or 4 more slots left for the strap adjustments). It's also a fairly roomy bag, I've never filled it completely. That said, it's a bit heavy (4.5 lbs) and I'm always trying to go lighter.

I'm in the process of making my own variant of the Moonbow Gearskin.... Basically a modern twist to the old beaver tail packs. I'll be using my sleeping pad for the support, with all my gear packed into it. Tests so far are looking promising, and I've only invested $45 in materials.

u/Ekmer · 1 pointr/backpacking

If you are going now (not that cold) you can get by with a farpoint 40 and one of this

I traveled with that in winter and was fine. I used the big pack for moving between places and the small one to walk around.

With the 55 I would be afraid of having to check my luggage.

u/tipallas0fuk · 1 pointr/CampingGear

They are also on amazon link

u/icetoaneskim0 · 2 pointsr/onebag

I meant to type "packable bookbag"

$15 on amazon :)

u/ThePostalService1 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I took my girlfriend on her first overnight backpacking trip this past weekend. I got her this frameless pack from amazon for $20.

It's 16.7 oz after you cut off some unnecessary stuff, and it is a cheap way to find out if you are into frameless packs.

It worked great! I packed my solo stuff including tent and stove in my exos 48, and she carried her bag, pad, water, some food, clothes, pot and two books (we thought we might get trapped in our tent in the rain on Saturday)

u/l0fi · 2 pointsr/pics

I dont know man, I've never used meth because of the high risk of addictions, but there are plenty of other ways to lose your mind. LSD and Mushrooms aren't addictive and I guarantee you would have an experience impossible to put into words.

That being said you have to be extremely careful with your mind set and setting before going into it. Its not a decision to be taken lightly at all.

If you want to experience the vagabond life, I recommend getting on of these and packing some clothes and food and travel to the city next to yours. Sleep on the streets a few days and see how it is.

u/SeaOfDinks · 3 pointsr/FishingForBeginners

Agreed. I've been using this ultra light but durable soft backpack that I've had for a few years now and just throw in the basics. Carrying too much shit is a hassle and would definitely prevent me going out as much. Typically what I keep in the pack:

  • small plano box with a mix of in line spinners and a few different sized hooks, clip on sinkers, a couple different kinds of bullet weights and some misc things.

  • fishing pliers and knife in one side pocket

  • water bottle on the other side pocket

  • sunscreen+bug spray

  • one or two spools of line

  • few small baggies of soft plastic lures and small jar of power bait

  • very basic first aid kid, some paper towels, rubbers in case mermaid bitches and fishing permit.

    Still very light, water resistant and plenty of room for miscellaneous things like snacks, or ice packs, etc. Always keep it on the go so I can just grab a rod and the backpack and head out easy peasy.
u/BluShine · 1 pointr/DesignPorn

Most of the ones I've seen have metal loops on both side of the bottom. So you can unclip the strap and clip it onto the other side. They also tend to be fairly small: not made to carry a lot of weight.

u/OldGreyTroll · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

This link worked for me.

u/dubman42 · 2 pointsr/collapse

This is the pack I use.

This is the tent I use.

This is the sleeping bag I use.

Total weight for the sleeping bag and tent is 5.8 lbs. Total volume for both is 860 cubic inches. My pack has a sleeping bag compartment located at the bottom of the bag. If you look at the link I have posted in my OP there is a pic of my bag fully loaded - the tent is strapped to the outside just in front of the sleeping bag compartment. I also have my machete strapped there.

u/melaflander34 · 1 pointr/guns

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small Crossbody Backpack for Men & Women (Gray)

u/UncleGrga · 2 pointsr/motorcycle

portable backpack. I started keeping one with me when riding scooters in asia, and have started riding a sportbike here in Canada and have been keeping it under my rear seat.

so fucking handy when you are going for a ride and realize you need milk at home or a small amount of groceries etc...

(that is if her Harley doesn't have big saddle bags or something)

u/Symz58 · 2 pointsr/Harley

I use a hiking bag that has a waterproof bag in it to cover the pack.

u/TheNakedGod · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

Depends on how minimalist you're planning on going. I managed 3 weeks with 5 sets of clothes, all my electronics, meds, toiletries, and such in this bag with my bookbag(carry on) hooked onto the back of it.

u/Sheffield5k · 8 pointsr/Hunting

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander + Pack Bag, Briar this is the one I’ve got I didn’t pay nearly that much for it though

Edit: fat fingers on mobile

u/plateofhotchips · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Sleeping Bag:

u/clokwise · 2 pointsr/onebag

Thanks for the that. I was kind of in the same boat. I actually had no intentions of purchasing a new bag at all, I was just going to continue to be a bit uncomfortable but I saw it at $124 so it got the wheels spinning. I also can't justify spending $250 right now on something i dont NEED.

I've looked at the day pack. I typically carry a small similarly packable day pack when I travel. Takes up very little room, folds into itself kinda thing. Is the Tortuga one light years ahead of the others? This is the one I currently carry:

Fortunately I do not travel with a laptop most of the time.

u/cputnam58 · 12 pointsr/Ultralight

Product description is wrong, they are only about 22L but otherwise a neat little pack

I may make a thread later on about how i turned one of these in to a poor mans Burn style pack for a total cost of about $45 and and evening of sewing.

u/j__h · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

And for those who are medium or large Amazon has it for the lowest price I have seen anywhere ($150) right now. I just picked it up.