So, as some of you might know from another area of this forum, I'm looking to go to Olympic with some friends this August. It'll be pretty much my first backpacking trip, although camping and hiking are not strange concepts for me, and I'm looking for a lightweight backpack for the trip. I stumbled upon the "Vapor Trail" by Granite Gear and was taken aback by the following comment, "roughly 40% of AT thru-hikers were carrying the Vapor Trail, largely due to its exceptional comfort."
Here's the URL to the pack: http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/packdetail.cfm?PRODUCTS__ProductID=GG345&code=100
And here are some questions I have...
- Has anyone used this pack before? If so, what are your thoughts on it.
- Can the stat above be anything close to true?
- Is 3600 cubic inches decent for a week long treck in ONP?
- I'm going to do some "warm up" trips this spring/summer at Shenandoah, Smokey Mountains, and the AT. Do you think it will fair equally well (or poorly) in all these locations?
Oh, and my pack will be 30lbs or less for sure. Thank you to anyone that can help!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />