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    Internal frame back pack

    I want one. I have an external frame but i want an internal one for going to 3rd world countries, and Idaho.

    I hate rei. Too overpriced.

    Suggestions?

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    Maybe used on CL?

    We have one of each ... not looking to sell at present but in future we might. I can't imagine there aren;t other people out there with nice packs taking up space they'd wanna sell.

    Maybe post an ad of your own in the WTB, here, on CL, local free classifieds?
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    If you are going to be using it a a lot, spend the money. You will regret getting cheap, poor fitting pack. Look for a used Dana Design or new one Dana Design.(Dana Design is under a new name Marmot). Still good packs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    If you are going to be using it a a lot, spend the money. You will regret getting cheap, poor fitting pack. Look for a used Dana Design or new one Dana Design.(Dana Design is under a new name Marmot). Still good packs.
    QFT

    Arc'Teryx also makes a killer pack which is water proof like a dry bag, gonna have to pay though.

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    whoa, i did not know dana d. was no longer. owning a quality pack gets one out of the loop = a good pack lasts so long, one has no need to look at the new ones.

    from my experience, i suggest: osprey (excellent), gregory(fair), lowe alpine(excellent) and mtn. hardware(great)

    i hear these are choices to consider: arc teryx and marmot (i have clothing of these corps. and if the quality translates to their packs, they are excellent)

    rei and north face = i have no prior info to judge

    note, my knowledge is dated as hos13 has stated, these corps may no longer be what i think they are

    osprey is my fave

    i second hos13 --- skimp elsewhere, not on pack quality
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    I have a Lowe Alpine, campmor or sierratradingpost have good selections most of the time. I love mine and it's huge, I modified it to cut down some space and weight. Spend 150 or so and you won't regret it.
    Hills? What hills? I haven't noticed any...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornytoad View Post
    rei and north face = i have no prior info to judge
    Both = meh

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    ^^^
    They will last you a couple of outings.

    However if that is too overpriced for you, stick to car camping.

    The Dana pack I owned (first generation Dana) lasted for 15 years and a through hike on the AT.
    The Arc'Teryx I have now is made of even sterner stuff than the Dana and will be the last pack I buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    ^^^
    They will last you a couple of outings.

    However if that is too overpriced for you, stick to car camping.

    The Dana pack I owned (first generation Dana) lasted for 15 years and a through hike on the AT.
    The Arc'Teryx I have now is made of even sterner stuff than the Dana and will be the last pack I buy.
    Honestly, I've owned an external frame REI bag. Definitely not best quality, lasted me 8 years of scouts, still in great condition, tons of hikes and backpacking. Taken it on a week long backpacking trip...

    My friend has an internal frame rei bag, still in perfect condition and been used as much as my external.

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    Well get it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Well get it then.
    I'm not planning on tons of outdoor hikes with it. Only travel. So I don't know.. 55 isn't a huge loss if the bag sucks.

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    No, and for a travel pack that's actually a really good price.

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    I would go with the pinnacle if you go with either of those REI bags, you may want the aluminum stays for a stable frame. If you aren't to heavy take them out, if you find yourself at a decent weight you'll want to put them back in.
    Hills? What hills? I haven't noticed any...

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    Maybe check Back Country/Steep & Cheap/Chainlove for deals on new packs also
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    Maybe work around a pack type/brand that fits and then look at the cost?

    I don't know how many hours/miles you are looking at doing or how much weight you are planning to carry while traveling with but those are also major factors on choosing a pack.

    It might be worth going to an REI or similar location that can properly fit you for your needs and then shop around to see if you can get the pack or one with a similar fit at a cheaper price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    I'm not planning on tons of outdoor hikes with it. Only travel. So I don't know.. 55 isn't a huge loss if the bag sucks.
    Is this a pack you're going to be doing a lot of airline travel with? I think a bag is going to take almost worse abuse getting chucked around by the airlines and beat up on luggage conveyers than from years of backpacking. If you're flying with it often, get a sturdy bag.

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