Millet Expe 65


Millet Expe 65
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Millet Expe 65
Manufacturer Millet
Page By delmarco
Page Type Aug 23, 2008 / Oct 24, 2008
Object ID 5550
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Product Description

Minimalist, lightweight expedition backpack. To travel from base base camp to last camp. By extension, a pack for committed mountaineering, ski raids, and long stays at altitude.

420D HD Oxford Nylon: strong and waterproof
210 SD Velocity Nylon: lightweight and strong
WEIGHT 1560 g

Alpine Climbing
Backpacking / Hiking
Ice Climbing

Price: $199.00



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delmarco - Jan 2, 2011 10:17 pm - Voted 5/5

Great Classic Style Alpine Pack! 5 Stars!
I love this pack because of what it lacks. Since the 1990s the backpack design department have over engineered backpacks to the point where 99% of backpacks on the shelves are useless to general all around backpacking. When I was 14 my first backpack was a Lowe Contour 90+10. Over a 10 year period I was able to use that one pack for a few Outward Bound semester courses, Sailing and Canoe Expeditions, A Summer Appalachian Trail Thru Hike, Winter Snow Shoe and Ski trips and many weekender trips, even carrying textbooks for grad school and emergency grocery shopping at one point. Now I have 5 Backpacks in my closet for various different things each with different technologies from sweat ventilation, suspension systems, ski/snowboard lashments, aqua lungs, etc...
Long gone from the commercial shelves is the classic "do it all" alpine pack. This Millet pack resurrects what the genuine outdoor adventure is supposed to be. It isn't designed to mute your whining or make your outdoor experience "luxurious" but it is designed to last a long time and basically do ANYTHING you throw at it pertaining to carrying any type of load during anywhere your adventure takes you. Best of all is there is NO silly iPod pocket!


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