question for hikers/campers

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i'm in the market for a decent day hike backpack. any recommendations based on products you've owned/used/consider to be good?

    went to cabela's today and almost went nuts in the bargain cave. love that place.
     
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    I don't hike or camp, faggit. Pwned!
     
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    "Bargain Cave":gayhand:
     
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    zingger Judge and jury Gold

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    Two campers go out. One couple comes back :coffee:
     
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    I have a 25 year old Kelty daypack that's been pretty bulletproof.
     
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    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    you're all worthless and weak. :mad:

    edit: except mack. :cheer:
     
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    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    I support you dinkus. I just don't have an answer for you.
     
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    are you looking for a frame pack?
     
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    I got a G.I. frame pack from the Army/Navy store a long time ago and it's pretty stout and light.
     
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    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    just checked it out on zappos and it looks legit. is it comfortable with some significant weight in it? the padded straps look nice but potentially a little tough if the pack is loaded. like the simplicity of it. :)
     
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    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i know, buddy! :)

    no, just a basic, decent quality day pack that's waterproof and comfortable with some supplies loaded in it for the day. i'm going to be wearing it doing some decent elevation climbs so some additional chest/waist straps would be desirable.
     
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    I love it. :dontknow:
     
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    I have a Kelty Redwing 50 that I like a lot. internal frame, around $125 at Dicks
     
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    I'm sure your purse will be sufficient, faggit. Pwned!
     
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    Don't forget your t-bones.:sarcastic:
     
  18. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    the redwing 50 is one i am looking at:
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Kelt...Ntt=backpack&WTz_l=Header;Search-All Products

    the other, which is a lighter pack, is the kelty shrike:
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Kelt...Ntt=backpack&WTz_l=Header;Search-All Products


    the redwing 50 looks like it would be a good one to get because it could be used for longer trips than just day hikes.
     
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    I don't like being far away from indoor plumbing and electricity
     
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