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#302362 - 04/07/24 01:02 PM Bad review of a great backpack..
quick_joey_small Offline

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 574
Loc: UK
I never thought I'd see a poor review by Luke at Outdoor Gear Review.
This is it:


Though unlike me, who was left totally confused by the constant references to; "for the price", you have me to do the background checking and all the reviews agree, it's a terrific pack at any price.
Not; 'only if you don't have a litte more to spend'.

Apart from that it's his normal thorough good sense.

I ordered the 50 litre version on Friday and it arrived this morning (Sunday).
BY FAR the most comfortable pack I've ever used!
Don't understand his minor criticisms. The inside of the straps felt smooth to me and a belt on a pack can't be too stiff.
Like all the reviewers, I worry over the pack length zip, but they've failed on no one and the pack comes with a 10 year warranty. And the zip really makes packing a dream.
Packs have come a long way since I last bought one. This is his idea of not light? If that little means so much to you, eat a few less calories.

Best of all; leaving the most remarkable feature to last:
This costs £59.99.

Are other packmakers taking us for a ride?


Edited by quick_joey_small (04/08/24 04:54 PM)

#302363 - 04/08/24 06:35 AM Re: Bad review of a great backpack.. [Re: quick_joey_small]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3158
Loc: Big Sky Country
Interesting. I'll watch the review but I've never found any of his other videos to be useful.
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

#302364 - 04/08/24 08:16 AM Re: Bad review of a great backpack.. [Re: quick_joey_small]
Herman30 Online   content

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 504
Loc: Finland
I usually like Lukes videos but with the Fjällräven windsack he really messed up and tried to make it something it isn´t.

Either he did not understand the consept and the very narrow and specific use a windsack is intended for or the Fjällräven marketed it wrong in USA.


Edited by Herman30 (04/08/24 08:18 AM)

#302420 - 06/12/24 11:25 PM Re: Bad review of a great backpack.. [Re: quick_joey_small]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1183
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Looks like a serviceable pack. As far as price, no doubt they are made by someone getting less than a $100 a week for long hours sewing. Semi slave labor.


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