GoLite Venture Series Backpacks for 2007 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

New lightweight full-featured internal frame packs from GoLite come in both men's and women's versions.

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by Will Rietveld | 2006-08-11 03:00:00-06

GoLite has re-designed their entire backpack line for 2007. Many important changes have been made in their new internal frame packs, giving them a more durable, functional, and gender-specific feature set. That's right, all of the new packs have men's and women's models.

Some highlights include replacement of the corrugated polystryene framesheet with a composite framesheet, adjustable aluminum stays, more durable and lighter fabrics, contoured well-padded shoulder straps, water-resistant zippers, large hipbelt pockets, angled side stretch mesh pockets, and adjustable straps to attach a snowboard or snowshoes.

Overall, the new packs hit the key size ranges, and incorporate the full feature set that most lightweight backpackers would want. Kudos to GoLite for making their packs better without making them heavier and more expensive.

GoLite Venture Series Backpacks for 2007 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006) - 1
The new GoLite Pursuit (right) at 3,000 cubic inches and 2 pounds 11 ounces replaces the current Intuition. The volume remains the same, but the weight goes down 6 ounces. The Quest (top left) at 4,250 cubic inches and 3 pounds 2 ounces replaces the Perspective. In this case the volume was increased 300 cubic inches and the weight was reduced 2 ounces. The Odyssey (bottom left)at 5,500 cubic inches and 3 pounds 8 ounces is GoLite's new monster pack. It gained 1,300 cubic inches and lost 1 ounce

While I compared pack sizes and weights with their predecessors, that's about where the comparison ends. The new packs have a nicer feature set, are more user-friendly, and the colors are more pleasing. We will report on their performance in future reviews.


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"GoLite Venture Series Backpacks for 2007 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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Ryan Jordan
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GoLite Venture Series Backpacks for 2007 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006) on 08/11/2006 23:37:25 MDT Print View

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Larry Hausman
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Pursuit replaces Infinity??? on 08/27/2006 08:15:54 MDT Print View

Will the Pursuit replace the Infinity, or will there be something in the Adventure Series that is smaller / lighter?

If there is an adventure series replacing the Infinity, has anyone seen or heard about it? The Meridian Vapor is looking sort of sweet. Hopefuly the new Infinity will rise to the challenge.

Larry