M Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
by Roger Caffin
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We survey light-weight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L. Part 1A covered the very basics and lists all the packs in the survey; Part 1B covered the frame and harness which carry the pack itself; Part 1C covers the main bag and all the other pockets, plus the all-important question of Comfort. Part 2 in this series will cover all the individual packs tested.
- Main Bag Design
- The Underneath Face Shape
- Double Compartment Bags
- External Pockets
- Hip Belt Pockets
- The Lid
- Lid Straps
- Bladder Sleeve
- Fabric, Seams and Waterproofing
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