|Article number:||OP-HP003-Black-Medium M2|
It's Aussie, at home in the bush and on the road, and just about bulletproof - what else were we going to call it? This one just keeps on going, and the only shot you will receive is a compliment in passing. Waterloc canvas and canvas binding are Ned's weatherproof armour, at a fraction of the weight of iron. Eight harness fits and three back lengths make the Exact Fit harness comfortable under even the heaviest loads, and the strong front clips allow compression and the attachment of an optional daypack. (See the daypacks for further details.) With two water-bottle pockets and a lockable opening, Ned is as comfortable on the blacktop as in the bush.
My current favourite pack! This legendary piece of gear has adventured with me through tropical rain in New Caledonia and three months worth of USA (outdoors and urban) so far and held up beautifully to all the crash and bash of my trips. While it's a little heavier than I would have liked for a pure walking pack, the water resistant fabric has made such a big difference in surprise downpours that it's been well worth it. The big point of difference for me has been the adjustable harness - I have broad shoulders and hips but a short back length for my height so the ability to change strap lengths and the hip belt to a comfortable breadth has been a huge advantage over any other pack I've used. The harness cover was also great peace of mind to protect buckles through a lot of travel transfers, and the suitcase style opening helped with those as well when I forget to grab something out. Can't wait to see how it goes on my next hike over Easter weekend!