We beat them, dropped them from high places. Loaded them with implements of destruction. Sat on them. They took a licking and kept on ticking.
Dont know what they made the frame out of. But they never bent.
These were probably some of the first ones?? As this was 1968.
Snaps, Velcro was yet too come.
After you smartened up and learned how too pack it. You could walk for miles and not even know it was there.
It became your home on your back.
One guy in our company married his.
Are they using Velcro on the new ones?
I am getting reports from the youngguns they dont like the Velcro. True, false?
Velcro opening makes noise. Noise could get yah hurt at the wrong time.
If they are still making them too the quality of the old packs. I recommend them highly.
Do you young guys still have the metal frame with yours?