I believe these are made in China and not of the highest quality. I
have one of the smaller ones and it is as advertised. There aren't
any good places to tie anything or really attach, so that is a
downside as well. But for the price, it is a good bag. Even with the
low quality, for the price I would get another when it wears out.
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> Hi, Guys! Finally I have something to contribute (maybe)..
> I just won an auction on eBay; hiking bag- 3200 cubic inches, for
only 20 oz in weight (!!)according to the ad text. have paid and it
should arrive soon- seller is not far from me.
> Appears to have many other similar bags, checking their "Other
auctions" here is one if you want to check -- #290062190218 -just
put the number in the search box.
> now I need to know- what is the best way to verify the cubic
capacity? I have a good supply of the plastic packing 'peanuts'-
just stuff them into the bag, and then pour it back into a box of
known capacity? I'm interested in checking this closely because the
listed dimensions are 23x12x10 inches; which does not come out
anywhere near 3200- more like 2760, and that is if all space is
available. but there may be pockets or extension collars the text
> For my intro- camped off and on in my early days- a few sierra
club trips in college, now returning after too many years away-
looking for the best trade off between comfort and weight. My
hammock inventory- bought two, made one, others in the planning
stages (Mille grazie to Risk and Ed!!)
> I might be able to honestly claim "I was light weight before light
weight was cool"- 1980's sierra designs clip flashligh and "Yak-pak"
the first unframed back pack- anybody else remember those? I used it
again last month on a trip to Supai canyon and a couple of guides
were curious about it. Also took a hammock along but no where to
hang near our assigned camp (sob) the ground is so much harder thse
> Want to thanks all here for great info and much information-
freely given and gratefully received;
> Hugs, Betsy (no trail name yet...)
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