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    Default My first backpack.

    Hi!

    Could you help me who has lot's of experience in hiking?

    I would like to buy a hikking bag for hiking(3-5days).
    Wich is strong,good comfortable, good internal spacing.
    And it will serve for many years.
    Later they used it for fishing, hunting ,bowing ,buschrafting and country exploring.

    My first choice is a austrian hiking bag:
    http://www.steinadler.com/de/shop/pr...pinrucksack-75
    It's a very good comfront,many and good pocket spacing,ripstop materials and good costumer raitng.

    And my second chosice is a polish military/hiking bag.
    http://www.wisport.com.pl/Reindeer%2...0,pr,shop.html
    And its very good cordura material, and ykk zippers,and ergonomic system.

    I tried a lot of backpacks(militray.e.g:dutch lowe alpin,russian 6b38,sso ataka5/some cheap:e.g:dechatlon forlcaz 70,karrimor patnher and some expensive:eg.fjallraven abisko 65,osprey aether 60)
    I did not find too many differences.
    Minimum difference of the material,comfront,and extras(e.g:external frames).
    But these two contain everything i need(cheap prize,good materials,good paddings).

    So what choice would you reccomend to me for these purposes?
    Or what would you choose for that purpose?

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    Most of us, I assume, are not familiar with European backpacks, let alone military gear. I'd recommend buying based on fit first, then features (size, pockets), then weight. I do not consider the pack to be a good place to try saving money. Also, your links are not working for me.
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    Have you looked at Bergens or Exped packs?
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    I recall reading a book about Grandma Gatewood ? years ago had a shoping sack and a trench coat for rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Most of us, I assume, are not familiar with European backpacks, let alone military gear. I'd recommend buying based on fit first, then features (size, pockets), then weight. I do not consider the pack to be a good place to try saving money. Also, your links are not working for me.

    Especially if your use is always for a week or less, fit first, last and in between.

    What you want will be different from a distance hiker.

    That is why the 5+lb Baltero wins so many awards and no through hiker uses it.

    Great fit. Perfect for heavy loads, snow and extreme expeditions.

    The same for military packs.

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    So buy the one that fits your body best and most comfortably with your expected load (just bring some sand bags to the store, or bags of rice if you don't have sand bags).

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    Don't skimp on a bag and try on many. You'll be packing all day.

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