I have been considering a new backpack for about 10 years now and I think its getting time to commit.
Being from the Old school the pack i am using today is an external frame and I am pretty confident that I will be considering an internal for my new pack. I do think I understand the benefits between the two it's more about just trying something new and different than anything else.
My biggest question and the one I am still not comfortable with is the size Pack for a 5 day camping hiking fly fishing trip.
I have looked at 4000, 4500, 5000 and 5400 but am interested in what most people are using today. This is my last decision point and I am ready to commit.
I am aware that AT hikers are able to get away with much lighter and smaller backpacks. The thing is us hikers, campers and fly fisherman have to allow for a considerable amount of extra gear. I average anywhere from 40 to 50 lbs depending on how hard I feel the trip is going to be.
I was interested in what size pack in cubic inches most people today use for a week long hiking camping and fly fishing trip.
I really appricate everyones opinion on this issue because my last pack lasted me the last 25 years and whatever new pack I decide on should finish me up. LOL
So I want to make the right choise.