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Re: liter size

Postby climbingaggie03 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:09 am

it all depends on what season, what activities, and how long. I use a big 5,000 ci pack for week long trips and longer, as well as if I'm going to backpack into a spot for several days of rock climbing and camping. If I'm going to be out for just a night or two in summer, I'll take my 30 liter pack. If I'm just going for a long day I'll take my 18 liter pack. Different tools for different jobs, I usually try and use the smallest and lightest pack I can while still carrying everything I need. If you're looking for just one pack to do it all, I really like my Cilogear pack. The 60 liter pack expands to 90 liters and still compresses to less than 30, and at a little over 3 lbs it won't break your back.

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Re: liter size

Postby Vincopotamus » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:02 am

mickster wrote:what reason would you backpack a 60 liter pack. what reason would you backpack a 40 liter backpack. (60 liter for 3 days or more?) (40 liters for 4-5-6 days or more?)


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Re: liter size

Postby RoanMtnMan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:31 am

climbingaggie03 wrote:it all depends on what season, what activities, and how long. I use a big 5,000 ci pack for week long trips and longer, as well as if I'm going to backpack into a spot for several days of rock climbing and camping. If I'm going to be out for just a night or two in summer, I'll take my 30 liter pack. If I'm just going for a long day I'll take my 18 liter pack. Different tools for different jobs, I usually try and use the smallest and lightest pack I can while still carrying everything I need. If you're looking for just one pack to do it all, I really like my Cilogear pack. The 60 liter pack expands to 90 liters and still compresses to less than 30, and at a little over 3 lbs it won't break your back.


Agree on absolutely everything here, especially the Cilogear recommendation. Last big pack I will likely ever own. Graham at Cilo set out to build the best packs on the market and in my opinion he won. It's also a small, USA hand crafted operation with only 3 or 4 employees. I have been to their place in Portland and have verified that.
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Re: liter size

Postby ChrisRoberts » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:14 pm

Vincopotamus wrote:
mickster wrote:what reason would you backpack a 60 liter pack. what reason would you backpack a 40 liter backpack. (60 liter for 3 days or more?) (40 liters for 4-5-6 days or more?)


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Re: liter size

Postby San Juan Ron » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:57 pm

Google can be your friend. :)

I use to use a 75 liter pack for extended hikes (5-7 days), but as my packing became a bit more efficient I was able to downsize to a 60L. A 40l would work for maybe 2 days depending how efficient you are at packing and how much you need the "comforts" of home while hiking.

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