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Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Pack recommendations for Female on 06/12/2012 18:28:11 MDT Print View

My brother is outfitting his wife for her first backpacking trip. She will need a pack. We don't have time to order anything custom... so we are stuck with REI or other reputable online companies.

Problem is she's overly concerned with color and appearance. (shaking my head)

I suggested the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Ki, she doesn't like the color.

Looking for suggestions.

Thanks.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Pack recommendations for Female on 06/12/2012 18:34:17 MDT Print View

Remind her that it will be on her back and she won't have to look at it :)

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Pack recommendations for Female on 06/12/2012 18:39:18 MDT Print View

I don't think we can really help without knowing what colors she likes...
Some females like pinks and purples, others greens and browns and some even like pink and brown :-0
Give us a little more info here : )

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Pack recommendations for Female on 06/12/2012 18:41:05 MDT Print View

Take her to REI. Have her try on packs.

Maybe she will change her mind about colors once she feels the difference between a well-fitting pack and and ill-fitting one.

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Colors on 06/12/2012 18:46:08 MDT Print View

She's been outfitted in all Arcteryx outerwear so far. She likes the Cobalt blue. She's mixing that with black. She does like purple as well.

As far as taking her to REI, not an option. They live hours away from the closest one. The only outdoor store nearby carries very little variety. Sad really.

Edited by Junction on 06/12/2012 18:49:20 MDT.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Colors on 06/12/2012 18:50:16 MDT Print View

I would look into Deuter packs; nice colors, women specific fit, light-ish.

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Deuter on 06/12/2012 18:53:47 MDT Print View

It's funny that you brought that up. Relatively new company from what I understand. Pretty neat though. I looked at one while at REI the other day. Very adjustable. I sent him a link for the ACT Zero 45 + 15 SL. I hope she likes green.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Deuter on 06/12/2012 18:58:14 MDT Print View

Not that new...founded in 1898. No, it's not a typo, 1898. I think their presence on this continent might be recent.
I bought my daughter a Deuter pack and it has worked quite well for her. The greens they have are very nice.

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
1898 on 06/12/2012 19:23:33 MDT Print View

Wow. I had no clue. Some guy at REI didn't know what he was talking about... that or I misunderstood. Very possible.

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Update on 06/12/2012 20:14:57 MDT Print View

Looks like it's going to be the GG Crown VC Ki with a "pretty" pack cover. LOL

My job here is done. Thanks all.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Pack recommendations for Female on 06/12/2012 23:02:20 MDT Print View

This thread is funny! You guys don't understand how some women think and you definitely did not pay attention to Kat's posts :)

BTW, my wife loves her Deuter pack and it is color coordinated to her outfit. And that is the only way I could get her to use a pack at all.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Good for you on 06/12/2012 23:30:58 MDT Print View

At least you got it figured out Nick.