Rating: 5 / 5
I had carried my LuxuryLight external frame backpack for the most of the 2005 season when I slipped and slid 8 feet down a creek bank. The pack frame took my 200 lb. load plus the 26lbs. in the pack. The vertical frame tubes were very slightly bent and had some minor scratches. I continued to carry the pack for all my 2006 trips. On a 10 day trip in October 2006 the heavy load I carried caused the curved, horizontal bottom tube, to break loose and it began roataing, allowing the pack frame tubes to poke me in the butt. The "Hook" hip belt I was using also began delaminating from the load.
I emailed Bruce Warren of LuxuryLight and he instructed me to send him the pack and hip belt. In a few weeks I recieved a brand new, reinforced, pack frame and a new, redesigned, hip belt. Bruce included a personal Christmas greeting and a note that he appreciated my input on his pack's reliability and added that his equipment was guaranteed against manufacuring defects for life.
If you desire to own superb backpacking equipment you won't go wrong with Bruce Warren and LuxuryLight gear. Tell him The Red Leader sent you.
The LuxuryLight Modular, External Frame Backpack on the trail to Dardanelles Lake, in the Tahoe Basin, July 2006.