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[at-l] Backpacks on Ebay?


I've purchased a number of these backpacks from thebackpackplace and 
okbuybuy on eBay.  These backpacks are made in China (just like the ones 
from REI and almost everyone else) but these are definitely less expensive 
and of slightly lower quality.  The only problem I've had so far is that the 
zippers and latches are crap.  I ended up buying a batch of latches and 
replacing the ones that have broken (3 so far).  I've also replaced the 
waistbelt latch.  The zippers are plastic and split apart under stress.

Other than the latches, the packs have held up well for about 250 miles of 
hiking/camping - not much by AT standards - but enough to tell if they'll 
last for a while in a Scout troop.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Victoria Roush" <tsjuster@yahoo.com>
To: "AT-L" <at-l@backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 8:32 PM
Subject: [at-l] Backpacks on Ebay?

> Has anyone had experience with this brand of packs?
> They're super cheap, but look pretty good.  My budget
> is very tight, so if one of these would work, it would
> be great for me.  What do y'all think?
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36111&item=5183506267&rd=1
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