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Final Update High Sierra Pathway 70L backpack

High Sierra

Starting out on my Black Creek Trail thru hike

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70L on one additional backpacking trip, a 40 mile trip covering the length of the Black Creek Wilderness.  The pack has performed admirably and continues to remain fairly durable.  Read on for the rest of my thoughts.

Update – High Sierra Pathway 70L

High Sierra Pathway 70

Author hiking in the Black Creek Wilderness

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70 backpack on a couple of backpacking trips and on training hikes over the past few months.  The pack’s performance has been good.  The fit of the pack has been easy to dial in, and thus far I have had no durability issues with the material, buckles, zippers or straps.  It is a traditionally designed internal frame pack and I have felt comfortable with the layout and my ability to store and access my gear.  My only nitpick at this point is that it is a hot pack that does not allow for much air flow on contact points like my back, shoulders and hips.  Read on for my full update! 

Update – Deuter Helion 60

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I have to say I am really impressed with the quality and the durability of the Deuter Helion 60.  I have tried to do some damage to it and cannot. Read more….



Kelty Fury 35L update

Kelty Fury 35L taking a much needed break

Yes, this update is a little late.  If you have read any of my recent reports you probably picked up on the fact that I twisted my knee loading a kayak on my truck and then had to have it scoped a few weeks later. I’m still not back at 100% but I have started back hiking.  My first several hikes were short and with a very light day pack containing only a little water and a few essentials.  I stayed on trails that were fairly flat and took my time to avoid twisting my knee.  Then, on November 17 I  loaded the Kelty Fury 35 up for a short overnight hike.  To read the rest of this update please click here.

Coy Boy




Kelty Fury 35 pack

rain cover deployed

rain cover deployed

The Fury 35 is part of the Agile series of packs and is available as a men’s or women’s and comes in 2 sizes, S/M and M/L. It is an internal frame pack and is offered in 2 colors, orange or blue.  According to Kelty, the Fury 35 is a good choice for an overnight trip or a quick session on the AT.  I’m not sure what a quick session is, however, I think that with the proper gear it would be suitable for at least a weekend trip (2 or 3 nights) and perhaps even longer hikes. To read the rest please click here.

Coy Boy

Aquapac 25L Wet & Dry backpack

Aquapac 25 L Wet & Dry viewed from behind

I was excited when offered a chance to test the Aquapac 25L Wet & Dry backpack.  I have used an Aquapac phone pouch for several years now and it has always kept my phone dry so I felt I could trust my camping gear to the same manufacture.  The bag fastens with the proven roll-top design.  To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy