Rated 5 out of 5 by volcanoenthusiast Excellent pack for petite women
This pack (size S) provides an excellent fit for my 161cm/5'3" frame. I tried on several of the other packs available in store at that time and this was the one that immediately felt most comfortable. I have used this for several 50 km/30 mile hikes and it has outperformed every other backpack I have ever used.
The reviewer who mentioned that the side pockets were tight is correct, but I find that to be an asset when using this as my checked luggage bag - I have used those pockets to store dirty laundry and have never lost a single article.
I would also like to highlight the excellent return policy that LL Bean has on all items they sell, not just LL Bean brand products. One of the shoulder straps was ripped off in air transit in a country where I did not have the language skills to explain that my bag had been damaged. I was able to replace the same model (different colour) for no charge, even though I had purchased the bag on super-sale at an outlet (~ $120).
November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiking97 Awesome hiking pack!
Purchased this hiking pack last summer for a trip to the Hundred Mile Wilderness, and have used it on several subsequent trips. It is very comfortable to carry and easily adjustable, and has held up very well through several week-long wilderness trips. My only complaint is that the side pockets are very tight when the pack is full, and I have to take the pack off to put my water bottle in the pocket.
October 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FashionableHiker GREAT FIT
I just used it for the first time on a backpacking trip in Sedona and I'm really happy with my purchase. I really like how my camelpak has its own compartment. I'm 5'10 and the medium fits like a glove. I would highly suggest trying on a couple bags to get your size right before purchasing.
The color is gorgeous -nice and light which will help me stay cool in the hot Southwest sun as well as help keep bees away.
May 3, 2013