|Bought two of these, thinking hey for $10 each if I didn't like them I could give them to my son and his best friend for school packs. Too bad they won't be getting them!
These packs are great. Tons of room for what they are. I put a 6.5 gallon Wally World wastebasket in mine for some "framework" and to provide an extra container for wash water when camping. I put the whole ruck inside my LL Bean Hunters Carryall. With the Puma ruck containing my clothes and cook, fire, water and first aid kits and with the cover and sleep system strapped to the Carryall frame I have the perfect (for me) hiking "system". I get to camp, setup the tarp and hammock, and remove the ruck to have a nice "daypack" to scout the surrounding area for gathering water, tinder, etc.
The ruck itself has solid, if not so comfortable, straps for carrying a light load (wouldn't want to carry a heavy load for any distance with these straps) . Tons of room inside - just one big pocket - and that's fine with me since I "compartmentalize" in smaller pouches and dry bags any way. The rubber bottom is also great for helping keep things dry.
I only wish I could find a NEED for more! Hope this helps. Buy a few...they really are worth it!!|