So I'm stumped. Maybe one of these wandering souls was carrying a prototype? Maybe they made their own packs? If anybody has seen or heard about a titanium-frame pack, please clue me in. To my knowledge, there is no such creature as an external-frame pack weighing less than four-and-a-half pounds with a capacity above 5,000 cubic inches. If there is, and it costs less than $1,000, I want one, too.
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