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Jansport Rainier

in Backpacks - External Frame

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4.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Mike Barney
( eaglemb )

AZ, the Great Southwest!
Jansport Rainier on 09/07/2005 18:34:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I like external frames. This is a very comfortable pack, and is easy to adjust. This is clearly not the lightest at 5 lbs, but it's a high volume, not too heavy for all the features, and an excellent price for price sensitive hikers. 7 external pockets plus ample external space for bags and tents, plus 2 large compartments.
There are really only 2 downside to this pack: First, they recently discontinued the pack, but there are quite a few in distribution channel at $90 or less. Second, it squeaks quite a bit, but this is easy to fix. Just take some teflon tape (as in plumbing thread / plummers teflon tape) , wrap the cross bar where the sholder straps meet, and viola', no more squeeks.

Edited by eaglemb on 09/02/2006 15:16:06 MDT.

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Al Nichols
( everready )

Sh!^^% Ohio
It's a good pack on 05/25/2011 18:42:25 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

It weighs about the same as most internal packs, (non-UL). It has plenty of storage, pockets, and adjustments. I've modified mine a bit; I took off the pocket that goes on the main compartment and added a X pattern bungee. Th pack is great for summer/desert hiking. If it's in the 70's or above I use this pack for local trips.

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