Product Review (submitted on November 1, 2011):
I recently purchased the waxed version of the pathfinder pack. The first time I used it was on a 12 mile hike in the Colorado Rockies. I'm a "tool" kind of guy, and the knife and axe pockets that are built into the pathfinder beg to be filled. And of course two quart sized water bottles, along with all the survival gear you need at 10,000 feet. By the time our 12 mile hike was over I had only one single suggestion for improvment; padded shoulder straps. I love this pack, and I love the fact that it is made in America.