Hey guys! I am looking for a new backpack that is for daily hikes that I am going to use all throughout the spring season on the east coast. I already have a TNF Surge II Transit and I am looking for something more stylish.
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loopieDamn, I just don't understand the pricing behind Arc'Teryx stuff. $500 for a backpack?? What the hell? I mean they make quality gear, but so do a lot of other companies for a fraction of that price.
Ortovox and Gregory are my favorite brands. I have had a Gregory Targhee for 9 years now and the zippers finally broke on it. Gregory is repairing it for free though so she'll be back.
RMU also makes a 30L dry bag that looks sweet: http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/dry-pak-30
byubound$500 is not outrageous for a high end multi day pack. Gregory's larger packs are $400 and $435. I use a zpacks arc pack, which was around $500 when kitted out. If you want expensive, check out Mchale custom packs. They can run over $1000, and tons of people swear by them. A good pack can make or break a trip, so it is definitely worth investing in.
*DUMBCAN*Don't trust what people recommend, they're just after the ego boost when someone follows their advice.
loopieYeah I guess. I have a $250 75L pack and it has never failed me for summer and winter camping. Granted, I don't have any experience with those high end packs so I can't compare.
People pay ridiculous amounts of money for over priced shit all the time. Doesn't mean it's any better (to me at least).
For example, Kinko gloves. You can buy a pair for $20 and they kick ass, just have to Nikwax em with leather balm. Hestra uses the same patent/design as them but charges like $100+ for gloves.