I am planning on maybe buying a new pack (60L) so I was hoping to see what other people have. I currently own a Kelty Redwing (50L). It is great for the price, but my next purchase will be a top loader (looking at an Osprey Atmos for a while now, suggestions?). I bought it for the organization, but it is useless if it is packed out. It has been on hundreds of hikes, so I will never give it up. It has too much sentimental value. It really is not a great hiking pack, I have used far better ones, but I am attached to it.
My edc is a 5-11 Rush 72 hour. I have to run between 4 different schools, carry tons of books and work related materials, along with a change of clothes and hiking boots. The organization is phenomenal and it is pretty rugged. I hike home from work a lot so it has worked out perfectly. But this is not a hiking pack for sure. As you can tell it is a tactical pack. It weighs 5 pounds on its own and if you carry anything over 20 pounds in it the bag will destroy your back, but it is perfect for my needs and works great for short hikes home from work.
I am cleaning it now. I left a wet pair of socks in it for 2 weeks on accident...disgusting. I came back from vacation, opened it up, and about puked. Hahaha I am trying to rid it if the damn smell.
Anyway what do you guys have?