I'm after a new 50L sack. I'm not too bothered about weight as it'll generally be used for short trips. Must be bombproof though cos it'll get chucked and kicked around quite a bit! I'm 6'3". I've made a short list (below) and I know I should try them all on but the nearest stockists are miles away so I'm willing to take a chance, order online and return any if they aren't suitable. In no particular order they are.......
Vaude Astra II 55 + 10
Mammut Heron Element
Mammut Heron Light 55
Deuter Futura Vario 50+10 2011
Deuter ACT Lite 50+10 Black 2012
Deuter Aircontact 50+10 SL Black 2012
Any suggestions, reviews, comments etc gladly received
I've got a Deuter ACT Lite 40 + 10 - that's 50 litres in my book!
I'm 5'11" and there's plenty more height adjustment in it so it should fit you. Material is strong and it's only 1600 gms so that's a bonus.
6'3" here too. Like TP I never got on with a Crux AK47 and no idea if the 57 fits the same - the hard, long frame was near back of neck and bad for steep ground.
Aiguille Zephyr size long and POD Black Ice size 3 are my favourites and about your capacity requirements. Both are pretty bombproof to my mind.
Macpac Pursuit comes in a choice of back sizes and is bomber.
Before ordering online, remember that something that seems okay may be less okay than something you haven't tried, and also that many trips take you by gear emporia where you can try...
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