Mountainsmith Haze 50 Backpack --- I tried on the Phantom 40 at a local army surplus store and was instantly hooked. It felt so good, especially due to extra padding in the shoulders and hips that made me feel like I was gellin'...looking at this larger bag as a possible choice for a 5 month trip on the A.T. As long as hip belt fits secure, we're good to go! Outdoor Gears, Fit Security, Larger Bags, Mountainsmith Haze, Belts Fit, Camps Hiking, Army Surplus, Hip Belts, Fit Gears
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Great warmth, roominess, a big foot box, and the ability to pack down to nothing. Less weight and bulk - in fact, the Slick Bag has the best warmth to weight ratio on the market. Degree Rating: + 40 Degree; +20 Degree; 0 Degree; -20 Degree. Color: Coyote Brown; Multicam. Length: Regular (6' 1"); Long (6' 7"). Width: Standard; Wide.
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Pretty Cool "The first real handsfree backpack umbrella." "The innovative trekking umbrella is easily fastened to any standard backpack with hip belt and directed into the wind and rain. Both hands remain completely free which is ideal for walkers who don't want to go without trekking poles in the rain, either"
Adds up to 15°F degrees of warmth to a sleeping bag, or can be used on its own as the ideal warm-weather bag—the lightweight Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Mummy Bag Liner.