Hi. I'm Kurt H. from L.L.Bean's product development department. The AT 35 Pack is designed for the hiker that likes to go fast, light and comfortable.
It's loaded with advanced features that you could find on a much more expensive pack. This daypack is built with a trampoline suspension system that has as a mesh back panel, it keeps the back of the pack away from the wearer's pack, allowing cool air to circulate. The shoulder straps and hip belt are designed with perforated EVA foam that allows moisture and heat to wick away from the wearer. The butterfly aluminum frame is lightweight and strong, and creates a large air space between the pack body and the mesh back panel.
This daypack is loaded with organizational features. First, it's a top-loading and panel-loading pack that allows easy access and distribution of gear. The pack has a top lid pocket, two mesh stretch water bottle pockets with ski slots behind, hydration sleeve, front storage pocket and a stretch mesh shove-it pocket.
The pack comes in three sizes, two sizes for men, and one specifically designed for women. Within those size ranges, the shoulder straps have an additional two inches of adjustment, for custom fit. This feature-rich daypack has been rigorously tested for comfort, durability and functionality. And, backed by our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, it's a great value.