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Re: [at-l] JanSport Tahoma, too: Tempest pack by Kelty

     No knowledge of Tempest, but Alison and I love our 2800ci, 1.5 pound 
     Tahoma's, also in the $50-$80 range. Most recent overnight (first 
     local 20dF nights here abouts in first weekend of November) used 
     Tahoma's: fit like gloves. Love 'em Love 'em. Top load w/skirt, bigger 
     attached top pocket, rear full length mesh pocket, very useable cinch 
     strap system (with snap buckles) for load control and attaching other 
     gear. We've carried about 20 pounds on one occasion, without a prob.

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Subject: [at-l] Tempest pack by Kelty
Author:  hopefl@juno.com at ima
Date:    12/9/98 1:22 PM

Does anyone have any experience with the Tempest backpack by Kelty?

I am looking for a summer pack. This pack is advertized as "heavy duty,"
with 2900 cu in and weighs in at 2 pounds 6 oz. It is a top loader, has
two side pockets suitable for water bottles, compression straps and a
daisy chain of lash points down the middle. These tie on points remind me
of those I've seen on climbing packs, only these are not as strong. The
web is about 3/4 inch wide. There are two plastic pieces sewn on the
bottom for inserting straps. I guess these would attach a sleeping bag. 

I have no idea how Kelty defines "heavy duty." Will smaller Kelty packs
stand up under extend use carrying loads around 25 pounds? Jumbo Sports
has these for $79.99 but I hate to ask Santa to bring one by if these
wont last for a good long while. 
  thx,  Hopeful

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