Removable stays, an internal pad pocket, and adjustability over a wide torso length range make the Comet unique.
By Will Rietveld
The Six Moon Designs Comet backpack is a close cousin to the Six Moon Designs Starlite, which is one of our top rated backpacks. The Comet has optional aluminum stays like the Starlite, but in contrast, is a little smaller and the pad pocket is internal to the pack bag rather than external. We were amazed by the load carrying capacity of the Starlite when we tested it without stays. Does the Comet continue to amaze, or do the design changes let us down?
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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