My girlfriend and I used these bags for doing the Overland Trail in Tasmania (Great trek, by the way)
Unfortunately, we were unable to enjoy it much, as as every 3-5 minutes, our waist buckle would pop open.
This was happening on both bags, which indicates to me that Black Wolf use shoddy parts.
For the price, I would expect some decent quality.
Besides the buckle, the rest seemed ok, with plenty of pockets.
Though one other issue was with one of the straps. It got caught on something and completely unraveled, making that strap useless.
Black Wolf Budget Hike Pack
Great hike pack for camping & Hiking, if your Trekking Nepal with an option to climb Everest, maybe spend some more bucks. But I haven't seen anything offered by anyone else with this value for money. Don't let the School groups and Scouts pitch from Black Wolf throw you off either ( I remember the rubbish I used to Hike in the bush for days with in scouts ) because they must be some plush scouts and schools. I compared it to the more expensive packs, Mckinnley etc and couldn't justify the expense especially if you set it up right for your back. That said if you can get away with a smaller one, the B-lite 55 is in my opinion is a better looking, lighter more functional pack and the Tempo 50 is the best pack I have owned, seen or touched.
OK for a basic hiking pack
Reasonably will balanced if you get it properly fitted. The fabric is moderate quality. The rainproof packcover is a nice extra, hidden in a pouch at the base. Main problem we had on the first time out (Hinchenbrook Island) was the waist strap clip kept popping open which was disappointing. OK value for the price.
TheReasonable weight distribution. Usually available for less than the RRP.
Problem with the clip on the waist strap. Unlikely to take a lot of wear and tear in the long run.
Very happy with this bag. Weight distribution across shoulders, hips, chest and back is easy to adjust with the micro-adjust harness. A friend and I both use them for trekking and so long as its not pouring rain they're fantastic.
The micro-adjust harness on this bag is one of the best I've seen. You can adjust the shoulder straps in two different places for length as well as the spot on the bag the shoulder straps are connected allowing you to get the perfect fit. Plenty of things to hang gear from, internal hydration bladder pocket with h...
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