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    Good backpacks

    Looking at upgrading the old riding bag and wondering about the Osprey Escapist series and seeing if anyone has opinions, or cheaper/better ideas? Basically looking to pack light rations, water, protection from elements, small repair kit and light fishing gear.
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    You can't go wrong with an Osprey, very comfy, well designed, and free repair with no hassles. I have a Manta though, and think I prefer it's Airspeed back panel, which is full tensioned mesh instead of the Airscape's foam (on the Escapist). The ventilation on the mesh is unbelievable - no sweaty back.

    Info on the backpanel styles Osprey Packs, Inc :2013: Official Site

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