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Borah Gear Stealth

in Backpacks - Frameless

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3.50 / 5 (2 reviews)


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Logan Bowling
( bowlingl25 )

Locale:
Almost Heaven
Borah Gear Stealth on 10/11/2013 20:58:48 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Overall this is a great back. Really thought about giving it a five, but a couple little things held it back.

First things first...this pack is under a pound, but incredibly durable. After a solid five months of use the only blemish is a small rip on the front mesh pocket. Other then that no rips, or tears. The seams are holding up well. The design is simple and practical. Shoulder straps and hip belt are comfortable.

Now, the few negatives I found with this pack are the compression capabilities especially on top of the pack. If the roll top is down all the way there is not much else you can do. Another issue I had was the left shoulder strap would slowly slip over time so the weight would no longer be evenly distributed. The last complaint I had was with the hip belt pocket that you can order separately. I would slide it onto the hip belt but it would slide all over the place when I took my pack off.

In the end none of my issues with this pack were that major, so if your in the market for a new pack give the stealth a look.

Andrew Zajac
( AZajac )

Locale:
South West
Has some fixable issues on 11/09/2013 19:37:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

My girlfriend used this pack on our PCT SOBO thru-hike. She is tough on her gear, but it lasted pretty well and shows very little in the way of wear. However, she still had a few gripes. One was that nearly all the straps are just too short. Because of this, the top compression strap is useless as a lashing point for gear that won't fit in the pack. The side compression straps are equally as short and difficult to grab because they are nearly always completely maxed out. Another gripe was the plastic components. They feel flimsy and cheap compared to others and the one on her right shoulder strap completely and spontaneously failed as we were walking into town one day. She also tore the bottom of the pack while carrying a bear canister. Perhaps some 500D cordura would help there. It didn't have an ice ax loop, but just stick it into the two side compression straps worked well. Borah gear didn't have any replacement packs when we informed them of the breakage, but they did offer to repair it for free in addition to adding some extra length to the straps. Not too helpful when you are on the PCT, but still good helpful customer service.

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