L.L.Bean's Mountain Guide Pack Featured in Backpacker Magazine's 2009 Gear Guide
Freeport, ME, March 30, 2009 - L.L.Bean's Mountain Guide Pack was recently acknowledged in Backpacker magazine's 2009 Gear Guide as a great winter bargain. Backpacker magazine's Gear Guide is highly regarded in the industry as one of the best resources for discovering outstanding products in the marketplace. Each year, Backpacker thoroughly tests and reviews several hundred products. Here's an excerpt from the feature:
"We dragged the Mountain Guide up crags and through slot-canyon squeezes, and the tough fabric and one-inch quick-release buckles easily withstood the abuse...testers loved the comfort and versatility. The molded composite back panel can comfortably carry 35 pounds, and the harness and hip belt provide a good blend of cushion, mobility and venting. The back panel, top pocket, hip belt and front shovel pocket are all strippable to shave ounces."