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I'm looking to buy a new pack around 3000 cubic inches. Anyone have any suggestions? I've looked a little at the Mountainsmith Zone, anyone tried that one?

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Check out the Icefall by Serratus. I have used it on single day climbs (East Buttress of Mt. Washington) to 4 day backcountry ski trips in the Sierra's. Works great wherever I take it. Simply put, it ROCKS!

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I've had mountainsmiths before and they always seem to have a few too many thingys and gadgets. I just found a marmot frontpoint at second bounce.I had to make some modifications, but now it has all the features i've wanted, I don't know about their new packs. [laf] I've heard really good things about McHale packs; but you need lots of $$$!

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I'd have to recommend a Wild things Ice Sac.I've had mine for 5 years and the pack has seen at least 700 days in the field and it's only needed a couple minor repairs. I'm not easy on gear either, I tend to destroy stuff but the Ice Sac has held up well.

[ 03-09-2002: Message edited by: markws ]

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If u looking for “strictly Alpine” on 35lb max “carrying power” (if you carry more then that on a climb u really need to evaluate the contents of the bag) I’ll recommend Cold Cold World Chernobyl this is a grate price too but if u looking to do more of trekking and backpacking (more weight)I’ll recommend Aether60Good luck to you it’s a hard decision [geek]smile.gif" border="0[geek]

[ 03-11-2002: Message edited by: IceIceBaby ]

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BD ice pack 44L everything you need...nothing more....a great pack. made with alpinists in mind. fairly lite. go for it.

Aidan

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BD's 44 liter Ice Pack is on sale for 90 bucks through mail order only (not the website). Call them at 801.278.5533.

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Originally posted by slothrop:
BD's 44 liter Ice Pack is on sale for 90 bucks through mail order only (not the website). Call them at 801.278.5533.

Be cool when you call them - they can be a bit of a pain if you don't have the sale flier in front of you. They also have the Stone Packs(33L & 40L) on sale, and the Shrikes ~100$ for the stright shafts.Carl

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North Face JetStream. TNF no longer produces them but you can occasionally find them on internet specials at sierratradingpost.com or reioutlet.com

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