Randy Moyers 1355 6051 (moyersrl@PLHP002.COMM.MOT.COM)
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 08:44:17 -0500
I also highly recommend the Camp Trails packs. I own a Ranger model and my son
has a Scout. They offer a wide range of adjustment and are reasonably priced.
They are both solid, comfortable packs and we really like them.
One of the things that drew me to these models is their composite frame
(plastic) as opposed to the aluminum frames seen on many packs. We all know how
tough scouts are on equipment, and I have seen the aluminum members of frame
packs get bent/broken. If someone sits on a composite frame it flexes enough to
prevent permanent damage. The flexing of the frame is also a comfort factor
when the pack is being worn. The one drawback of the composite frames is they
tend to be a little heavier.
Another thing to consider is storage. A single large storage compartment (like
the Scout model) is less desirable than multiple compartments. It seems to be
another of those immutable Laws of the Universe that the one item you want at
any given time has managed to find it's way to the very bottom of your pack.
Scouts usually handle this situation by inverting the pack and dumping it's
entire contents on the ground. You gotta love these kids! 8^)
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