July 31, 2011

Sacrifice Magazine Review

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Sacrifice eastmens April
Are you in the market for an ultra~light bivouac pack? Does cutting four or more pounds off of the base weight of your pack sound appealing? You’re going to want to check out the Badlands Sacrifice. A cursory review of the specs left me anxious to get my hands on one. The featherweight 8 oz. frame provides the strength to carry out triple digit loads while still providing a comfortable ride and excellent ventilation. I was surprised at how comfortable the suspension system was; they did a great job of stripping pack weight without compromising on comfort. The pack sports two main compartments and seven pockets that will keep all of your gear conveniently stowed away and organized for quick access. At 3,450 ci’s, you’ll be able to load up four or five days’ worth of food and gear. Though it doesn’t have zippered pockets for a spotting scope and tripod like its big brother (the 4,500), it does have mesh pockets at the bottom of the pack, that when used in conjunction with the side compression straps, will hold both your scope and tripod securely. The pack is constructed of durable rip-stop nylon -noisier than the material they use on the rest of their pack line, but if you’ll pardon the pun, it is well worth the “sacrifice” from a weight standpoint. I’m looking forward to putting it through a 11 O-mile test hike in April on the Pacific Crest Trail. http://www.badlandspacks.com MSRP $269.95

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