>>made by Gregory. The Shasta is a no-frills model that should
>>suit my basic needs well and looking for second opinions. I am also
>>considering the Wind River by Gregory but is it really worth
>>the extra $$ ?
in my followup:
> is changing, and the now "old" models are being cleared out. Campmors
> has it for $199. Other retailers may match this price. Note that the
> wind river is > 6000CI. Great for winter trips but overkill for a
> few days or even a week in the summer. I've got the Denali and like
> it, but I chould have bought two discontinued Wind Rivers for the price.
and women's Shasta for $159.97 and Wind River for $199.97. The Wind
River was around $300 at my local shop this summer, and I think the
Shasta is normally around $250 (maybe less). These are excellent prices
on good hugh (5500-6500ci) packs that are good for anything short of
a multiweek serious mountain climb.