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TheAdventurePost.com – Featuring Mira – August 13, 2012

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TheAdventurePost.com – Featuring Mira – August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

The Mira pack is not only designed to fit a woman’s body, but it’s also constructed to keep you cool. The AirSpeed back panel allows plenty of room for air to flow, and the harness is also ventilated. We also liked that the waist belt isn’t skimpy, so your load will ride comfortably, and there are plenty of pockets where you can stash all sorts of gear. A bonus is the integrated rain cover.

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TheAdventurePost.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

Tips on Shopping for a Backpack

Shop at an outdoor specialty store

While big-box stores like Wal-Mart carry backpacks, you need to visit an outdoor specialty store to find a high-quality pack that’s going to fit comfortably and last a long time. Outdoor specialty stores not only carry the most comfortable, durable products, but they also have staff members who are trained to help you choose the right product that really fits. Of course, a quality pack will cost more, but I recommend that you spend a bit more on your pack, shoes and sleeping bag, because these greatly affect how good — or bad — you feel during a trip. Also, cheaper gear often falls apart more quickly, so, in the long run, you end up paying just as much with replacements. You can go to the websites of top pack companies like Gregory, Osprey and Deuter, and search in the “dealer locator” section for a store near you.

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TheAdventurePost.com – Featuring Shuttle 22″ – November 9th, 2011

November 9, 2011

The durable 40-liter shuttle bag from Osprey has an aluminum frame, high-impact plastic base and padded foam sidewalls, while its large polyurethane wheels tackle bumpy terrain. A zipper runs the length of the bag for side access, plus there’s a top pocket for small items, and a low-profile magazine pocket on the back panel. Measuring 23.5 x 15 x 11 inches, it weighs 5 pounds, 15 ounces.

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