ive had a deuter freerider backpack and i've been very happy about it, very big, but after 3y the zippers began to fail :(
why don't you like dakine?
i think they're perfectly suited for short hikes, otherwise, as mentioned above, blackdiamond
or ortovox (quite technical, not always that good looking, but definately quality gear !)
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