Friday, November 16, 2012
Gear Review-Lightning 50 Backpack
Points I love about this pack:
totally adjustable fit, which means you can buy it without knowing the exact torso length of the person going to use it,
and it can be used for growing kids, so they can have good gear which will fit them for years to come.
I love the many zippered pockets, the outside pockets for water bottles, and the cinch straps in key locations. I love the fact the zippers are substantial, not skimpy nylon teeth which always give out.
I love the fact its not blue or orange. The color is a nice stealth dark gray, with green highlights.
The pack weighs just over 3 pounds, with 3,000 cubic inches interior space. With all the various straps, you can carry additional gear on the outside.
For me, the straps are excessively long because I'm only 5 foot 2 inches. A bigger person needs this length to adjust for waist and shoulder girth.
I found the system very quick and easy to use.
I really like the hip belt pocket. Now my camera has a good home.