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    New question here. Looking for particular spacious back pack.

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    I have had this pack pack for over 3 years - karrimor bike black country 30. It capacity, feels over 20 liters easy. Due to wear this back pack is coming to its life end. So want to replace it with same one or better. Can someone recommend equally awesome pack pack that can:

    1. take 3 liter bladder
    2. take about 15 kg of gear + food
    3. Have rubber bands to store helmet.
    4. have shoulder and belly straps for tight fit.

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    Re: Looking for particular spacious back pack.

    I'd go to rei where you can load up the packs with bean bags and and pillows to try them on for fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    I'd go to rei where you can load up the packs with bean bags and and pillows to try them on for fit.
    should do the job.

    I'd give a shot to the Lowe Alpine Edge too. It's somewhere around 20-30 pounds.

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    Camelback fourteener is another very good option. A little on the smaller side of what you're looking at, but it has a 3-liter bladder, full hip belt instead of just webbing there (actually widened and padded like on a day pack or something similar), rubberized (or whatever the word is for it) for water resistant, with one pocket that's got a waterproof zipper, the back keeps airflow going VERY well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spykr View Post
    Camelback fourteener is another very good option.
    Very good, I might say. I've had it on a few runs a while back. Felt really comfortable carrying it, although I'm not sure you'd fit everything in there.

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    Looking for particular spacious back pack.

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    Looking for particular spacious back pack.

    I like my camelback mule a lot. It is pretty spacious and light weight. I can fit my tools, a tube, pump, shock pump, and food with no problem and room to spare.

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