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21. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oooh do you get the model as well--wehey bring on the TP backpack!

22. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting Kirk

Quoting -reece-

Berghaus cheap? Thats one thing i wouldnt call them or unreliable.Cheap is millets own make or gelert.

They are cheap though, 100 pound for a rucksack please!

I currently use a ARC'TERYX expedition rucksack BORA 95 http://www.rei.com/product/47792977.htm cost me about £230 and i have never looked back but i think you would only need a 75 w

maybe compared to yours that is cheap but alot of people have tight budgets so £230 is ridiculous.Theres some damn good rucksacks out there for a £100 and berghaus are far from unreliable.Just because maybe you have money to fritter away and obviously have a more superior/expensive rucksack in your eyes it doesnt make berghaus bad.Does that mean youth hostels are crap because there are around £12 a night in the uk when a hotel is £50. NO!!!!!!!!!!!

23. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

i agree Reece. A few of my colleagues served many years in the British Army and they all swear by Berghaus. If anyone knows a good rucksack, it's someone who's used to humping 70lb a day plus for weeks on end, so they're advice is good enough for me. I acquired a Berghaus today and it is so comfortable to wear and cost £89. It will certainly do the job for me.

24. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Hien

And I want the hat too!!!

It looks like a Mountie hat - maybe that's a Canadian backpacker! He always gets his...erm... backpack, after all!

25. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

thanks dave.plus i should of said i know as well after dragging one around when i was in the RAF Regiment

26. Posted by Kirk (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

i agree Reece. A few of my colleagues served many years in the British Army and they all swear by Berghaus. If anyone knows a good rucksack, it's someone who's used to humping 70lb a day plus for weeks on end, so they're advice is good enough for me. I acquired a Berghaus today and it is so comfortable to wear and cost £89. It will certainly do the job for me.

Sorry mate, sorry my thoughts aren't welcome, as the president of my mountaineering society at university and have extensive experience in treking and mountaineering, i thought someone with the experience of travelling/walking 20m a day with a rucksack on their back good!

Little tip wait till you rucksack is loaded up and on your back for hours on end! So don't say its comfortable now! lol

MacPac and ARC'TERYX are very good packs and myself and friends woundn't go any over way, and considering i have several friends who have summited Everest, and going for K2 i would take there advice!

27. Posted by Kirk (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Quoting optimuspri

I've been having a big problem deciding which backpack.

I was homing in on either a 'Deuter Aircontact 55+10' or a Macpac..I don't wnat much over 60 even though I'll be on the road for 9 months...
Has anyone found a good pack thats front loading too(with a C-shaped zip)? Money no object...

check this one out dude might like it :)http://www.macpac.co.nz/products/display/catalogue/do,displayitem-view/mid,69/miid,2485/diid,636/

28. Posted by Kirk (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

maybe compared to yours that is cheap but alot of people have tight budgets so £230 is ridiculous.Theres some damn good rucksacks out there for a £100 and berghaus are far from unreliable.Just because maybe you have money to fritter away and obviously have a more superior/expensive rucksack in your eyes it doesnt make berghaus bad.Does that mean youth hostels are crap because there are around £12 a night in the uk when a hotel is £50. NO!!!!!!!!!!!

Reece there is a difference between a travel essential and a travel need! I wouldn?t even pay £12 for a room I begrudge paying £6 for a camping spot! But on the other hand I don?t begrudge paying out £230 for a rucksack which in the ling term won?t hurt me and work hard for me! I know several people who have less then reliable berghaus rucksacks and all they seem to do is moan about them ?can we stop for a bit my sack is digging in, moan moan moan!? with mine I can?t tell its on my back lol!

I went a month living in the forest of Fontainebleau last year and I only spent 150 the whole time I was there! And not one penny for over night stays! I spelt in a cave for several weeks and lived on bivy site as well!

29. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting Kirk

Quoting daveh

i agree Reece. A few of my colleagues served many years in the British Army and they all swear by Berghaus. If anyone knows a good rucksack, it's someone who's used to humping 70lb a day plus for weeks on end, so they're advice is good enough for me. I acquired a Berghaus today and it is so comfortable to wear and cost £89. It will certainly do the job for me.

Sorry mate, sorry my thoughts aren't welcome, as the president of my mountaineering society at university and have extensive experience in treking and mountaineering, i thought someone with the experience of travelling/walking 20m a day with a rucksack on their back good!

Little tip wait till you rucksack is loaded up and on your back for hours on end! So don't say its comfortable now! lol

MacPac and ARC'TERYX are very good packs and myself and friends woundn't go any over way, and considering i have several friends who have summited Everest, and going for K2 i would take there advice!

Kirk, don't doubt you can recommend a good rucksack. My colleagues recommended something that should be suitable for what I need it for. I am not climbing mountains, and i'm not trekking for weeks on end so this will suffice. Maybe you should consider that not everyone uses a rucksack for the same thing as you and your friends, and not everyone wants to pay a lot of money for one.

30. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Kirk only 20 miles a day i could boast about what i did in the RAF and how much money i have but then i would sound as bad as you.It seems to me that whatever others think you will always better it.Studying mountaineering means counts for nowt in my book and knowing SEVERAL people who have climbed everest good for them.I know several people that have done that to through reading a book.And just because a rucksack costs £230 it doesnt mean its the best.Like DAVEH said the british army use berghaus carrying 70lb a day.And TRAIL magazine voted a berghaus rucksack 1st place in there magazine this month or dont they have a clue either.And before you ask i dont have anything berghaus and my rucksack is lowe alpine and its neither fantastic top of the range or rubbish.But ive got mates who spent £50 and theres is as good and comfortable as mine.

now you can reply whatever you like to this but im bored of it now and you obviously having more knowledge,experience and knowing more people who have climbed everest and probably the moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!