Women's AT 50 Expedition Backpack

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Item Number: CA300568
C$319.00 CAD 319.00
Item Number: CA300568
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This lightweight expedition pack is built specifically to fit a woman's torso. It's has all the technical features you need for multiday backpacking trips.
Specs
  • Extra-Small
    • Capacity: 2,807 cu. in., 46 L.
    • Fits torso: 14" to 16"
    • Weight: 3 lb.
    • Dimensions: 24"H x 10"W x 7.5"D.
  • Small
    • Capacity: 3,060 cu. in., 50 L.
    • Fits torso: 16" to 18"
    • Weight: 3 lb. 3 oz.
    • Dimensions: 26"H x 11"W x 8"D.
Construction
  • Light yet tough pack body is made from 100D Robic nylon with 100D high-tenacity ripstop nylon.
  • Unique trampoline suspension system allows cooling ventilation between the pack and your back.
  • Lose-a-Lid removable top lid lets you pare down the load for traveling lighter.
  • Security and storage pockets in top lid.
  • Storm bonnet closure seals the top opening when lid is removed.
  • Front stretch mesh "shove-it" pocket keeps an extra layer handy on the trail.
Additional Features
  • Sleeve with drinking tube port is compatible with a hydration bladder (bladder sold separately).
Women's AT 50 Expedition Backpack is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smaller than expected After an evening at REI trying packs on with no luck, I decided to order from llbean. I bought the AT 35 pack for field work 3 years ago, and have been very happy with the fit and general durability (although the waterproofing in that bag is peeling off on the inside). I needed a larger bag for an upcoming trek on the Inca Trail. I was looking for a pack to hold a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and clothes for 4 days. Pros: Amazing fit and comfort, as expected. Love the trampoline suspension and I think it will be a very comfortable pack for a few days trek. Cons: How is this pack 50L? Compared to my 35L pack, it looks almost exactly the same. The sleeping bag compartment is far too small for my current bag (more suited for an ultralight, down bag in a compression sack). My 2L Camelbak is too large for the hydration sleeve, and takes up about half the interior space when full of water. Guess I will be using nalgenes instead. For this trek I won't have to carry my own tent, but clearly a tent and sleeping pad would have to be attached to the outside of the pack. This pack also lacks the daisy chain that has been useful on my 35L AT pack. If I had the time before my trip, I would be returning for the 60L pack. Of course, the sizing is different on that pack and not specified as a women's pack like this one, so the fit may not be the same. I wish this pack was offered with larger capacity - truly other brands do not compare to llbean as far as comfort goes. For this reason, I will be keeping this pack even if it means I have to buy a more compressible sleeping bag and get creative/more efficient with my packing skills.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small but good I'm debating returning this because I have a love/hate relationship with it. Used this weekend for 1 night backpacking trip. I have a small (Big Agnes text), small Sea-to-Summit pad ... I've saved a lot and aimed at high quality, light weight stuff. NOT TOO DEEP to the shelf: The tent and pad went inside the pack. I'm a bit frustrated at the tent poles. I separated them and angled them a bit. I'm trying to avoid a 'hard spot' that might poke a hole. (The pack has a 'shelf' style so the poles a just a spec too long to just go vertical.) If you have extra clothing, you could bad the poles on top, but I was using a wet bag for clothing - so that didn't quite work. HALF MOON BOTTOM: So the bottom is not like the other brands where the zipper opens full circumference, but instead a half-moon vertical zipper that makes it difficult to load your sleeping bag (in a compressed bag) through the bottom. You can easily load through the top, but that kinda makes the whole zipper at the bottom pointless. HOLE: mine has a tiny hole in the water bottle mesh. I'm debating on how fast it will expand. WAIST POCKET: Does NOT fit an iPhone - disappointing because I wanted to be able to grab it for a quick shot and move on. Have to use the pocket in my shorts. LOVE: the color, the fit (I am 5'9" 127 pounds and wear the small), comfort, multi pockets. Top has zipper outer + clip to attach keys (nice when returning home and want to get to them fast). Fits a whistle + rain gear. - Top/inner pocket - perfect for first aid kit. - Outside pockets against the pack: perfect for shovel + tissue, wallet, pen, paper/map. Additional outside zipper pocket (inside - but away from the pack) - great for mini towel, hand sanitizer, bug spray/roll-on. - Mesh outer pocket: great for quick snacks or 1 pc clothing (like a smart wool) - Side pockets for water bottles, also note the cinch straps which are great if you have a tall bottle. - Loops on bottom, can be used for gear or sleeping bag, allowing more room for food . MY 1 NIGHT TRIP: I got my tent in,sleep pad + bag, 1 down jacket, 1 water bottle (2 more on outside), tshirt, underwear, socks,long johns +top, 2 sandwiches, 2 apples, 4 bars, toiletry kit, first aid, shovel + tpaper. Still had some extra room, but serious doubts as to whether this can be an Appalachian trail pack. If so, you'd have to use the outside attachments. COMFORT: *No red marks on my body after the trip... definitely comfortable.*
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Small and Not Durable There is no way that this pack is a true 50 liters; I believe the XS is actually 47 liters, but that even feels like a stretch. It's extremely difficult to fit all of my gear in this pack for a 4-night excursion in warm weather. I needed to pack like an ultra-light backpacker, which is not what I am. The narrowness of the pack makes it extremely comfortable, but adds to the challenge of packing it. Case in point - my L.L.Bean 650 Down 20 degree bag won't fit in the bottom pouch where sleeping bags traditionally go. The hip belt is extremely comfortable. No break-in period; no blisters or bruising. Because of that feature alone, I consciously decided to learn to love the pack and embrace the need to pack incredibly light, but then I took it out on it's fourth trip. When I returned, the bottom had worn holes in it. This pack did 4 nights in the Whites, 1 night at Stratton Pond, 2 nights around the base of Stratton, and 2 nights in the Greens along the AT. That's some poor mileage for a pack that can't carry much gear. Keep the hip belt, redesign the rest.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay for day trips Overall: this is fine for day use, but it's not big enough for multi-day hikes and there are weird design flaws that prevent it from being worth the cost. Cons: • Size: there's no way this is 50L (maybe, MAYBE it comes close if you open up the sleeping pack compartment and utilize the drawstring top). The airflow suspension system is a great concept, but poorly executed; the pack frame is so curved that it cuts into the available space in the pack itself, forcing you to pack ultralight. • Functionality: someone else mentioned this, but the hydration bladder sleeve is pointless. I have a 2L Crux and if I put it in the sleeve inside the pack, that eats up 1/3 of the available space in the pack. I initially thought the bladder was supposed to fit into the webbing between the airflow suspension strap and the pack frame (which would have been a great use of space), but there’s absolutely no way a bladder will fit in that space or through that Velcro opening unless you’re a magician. • Durability: after 2 years of near-daily use, I have dime-sized wear holes in the sleeping pack compartment from rubbing against my hips when I walk (it doubles as my commuter bag) • Top zip pouch flap only protects the zipper if the pack is full and the compartment curves upward (like in the pictures); if not, it ends up sitting below the zipper and water will get in if it’s raining Pros: • Comfort: I don't think I've ever had an issue with my shoulders chafing or my back getting sore, even after a 20 mi. ridge traverse in the middle of summer; the webbing on the underside of the straps is super soft and bare-shoulder friendly • Utility: I’m a fan of the multitude of straps, loops, and pockets on the pack. Makes it a lot easier to clip on and secure things that won’t actually fit inside it
Date published: 2019-10-04
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