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    Hmmm...not one Deuter pack in this list?

    What about the ACT Trail Pro?

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    Also no doubt many other things missing Its an impossibly wide market to cover even with this sort of thing.

    Have to say I'm very unconvinced with quite a lot of these as day sacs - they're far too big/heavy for simple day sac duty.

    Ok, if you're trying to stretch to weekends/camping but I suspect most people with mainstream sized kit would want to stretch out to the 40+L versions for that.

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    I shall 'reach out' - an awesomely awful phrase, but it amuses me - to MBC who handle Deuter in the UK and see if I can source a pack and add it retrospectively. It's difficult because, as Martin says, there are so many options out there, but Deuter has always produced decent kit, so it would make sense to include them.

    The whole 'what capacity' thing is difficult too - it hinges a lot on personal preference and how lightweight and compact your kit is and indeed, whether it's winter or summer. Quite a few of the larger packs are scaled-up versions of a smaller model - the Fjällräven for example - so your can assume that you're getting similar performance and features, but with reduced capacity.

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    Morning Jon , haven't seen you about of late.

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    I've been basking on a beach in the Seychelles... erm.... Or maybe not.

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    Yeh pretty good list of packs - as has been said it's impossible to get them all in! Thanks for the overview, very helpful. Got a Montane Medusa which has been all over the place with me - one thing I liked about this is it's gentle on the back to clothes. Having had a couple of tops mangled by another brand once, it's something I like!

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    Yep, absolutely agree on the Montane packs - some of the spacer mesh used on pack straps and belts is really aggressive, abrasive stuff. Try rubbing it down the inside of your wrist and wince...

    We've got a Deuter pack coming shortly and I'll add it once we've had a chance to use it.

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