- Nov 18, 2015 at 7:33 am #1334298
I've been looking for a pack that is light/ultralight (less than ~2.5 lbs), is big enough for at least 2-3 day trips using ultralight gear, compact enough to use as a daypack on any mountain day hikes, and that I can remove the hip belt on so that I don't look like I'm going to pitch a tent in the middle of the airport if I take it traveling. The closest thing I've found is this: http://www.basegear.com/north-face-casimir-36.html I'm worried that 36L might be too small, and it's hard to find this pack at resellers. Are there any other suggestions? Is 36L a good size for this? EDIT: Also hoping to find something that's reasonably priced <$200.Nov 18, 2015 at 8:00 am #2238848
How does $64 sound? http://www.rei.com/product/862884/rei-flash-45-pack There is also a flash 45 that looks nice in black, http://www.rei.com/product/863031/rei-flash-45-pack-special-buy. but it's a bit more expensive (they are 20% off if you are an REI member). Honestly there are a lot of packs that fit your bill, this is just the more inexpensive route, and has a great return policy. If you aren't worried about looks and looking to spend closer to the $200 mark, I am a big fan of the Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 series, however you have to find these used to get in that ballpark which typically isn't too difficult on the gear swap. Edit: In regards to looks, the HMG can show dirt real quickly. I am a big fan of that, however in public it may not be the most welcoming.
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