Thread DetailsLast Edited by ImaPuppy July 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM
I wanted to wait to post this until I had actually received the pack so that I could check on the quality of the Stargazer. I just picked it up and although its no Arcteryx, turns out pretty darn good for ~$35 after tax!
If you're looking for an internal frame pack with 55L capacity and decent features, but don't want to shell out $100+ dollars, this is the one for you. It is $33.24 at Walmart in "Tomato Puree" only (Brilliant Blue is $49.20). This pack was selling at Walmart for $60 recently and just last week it was $44 for the Tomato Puree color and $62 for Brilliant Blue. This is as low as it has been:
Note that the red is brighter than Walmart's picture. It isn't a dark/dull red like in the picture, but a vibrant, red red like you're used to thinking of when hearing the word "red." Oh and the pack weighs a little under 3 lbs. which is fantastic for a pack of that capacity. Great for you ultralight hikers who are going on longer trips and need to bring a ton of food when you have no cache.
Additionally, they are offering the Outdoor Products Rapids 8.0 (Dry Vault) waterproof backpack with 40L capacity for $18.24 in color "Navy Ship." I haven't checked the quality on this since its still being shipped, but I picked it up in black for $19 a couple days ago ($23 now) and it looked like a good deal, going for $40 elsewhere:
Anyway, this is a good deal and can get you into camping or hiking nice and cheap. For reference, I'm 6' 200 lbs. and the Stargazer fits me fine. I figure it will fit people from 5'7" to 6'3" depending on body build. Can't say on the Rapids/Dry Vault since I haven't received it yet but I figure its about the same.