Eberlestock Dragonfly "M" BigMouth
The Eberlestock Dragonfly M Big Mouth Backpack is loaded with practical features to supply you with a true “one size fits all” experience. The pack is fitted with Eberlestock’s Cam Expansion System, allowing the bag to be converted from a 2900 cubic inch day pack into a 4900 cubic inch hauler for longer excursions. The entire pack is made with 1000D Cordura Nylon fabric for extreme durability, and several polyurethane coatings make it completely waterproof. The adjustable frame provides superior comfort, and the padding is ventilated to wick moisture away from your body in warm weather.
Two hydration pockets allow an incredible amount of water to be stored internally for safe carry. A removable top storage compartment, home to one of the hydration compartments, is fitted with three weather proof compartments to carry valuables and can be converted into a fanny pack. PALS webbing makes this pack MOLLE compatible for easy accessory attachment. For those using the pack for hunting excursions or military applications, the pack has a rifle scabbard that can be tucked away when not in use. Get on the cutting edge; get the Eberlestock Dragonfly M Big Mouth Rucksack today!
I had what I considered to be a fairly large day pack prior to buying the Dragonfly, and I held off on upgrading thinking it wouldn't be worth the money, but I was SOOOO wrong. I put the entire contents of my old pack (including the items I had strapped to the outside) into just the tubes and fanny pack, I couldn't believe I didn't even need the main compartment. THAT's how much room is in this pack. The frame really helps balance loads and keep them from shifting, it also keeps the weight lower on your back instead of up on your shoulders which is great when you're hauling 80+ lbs. over several miles. The straps make it so you can tighten everything and bring the load as close to your body as possible, and the different ways in which you can expand/condense and customize the pack is incredible. There is molle webbing everywhere, making it easy to strap items to the outside, and with the expanding compartment plus adding a spike duffel you'll have a total hauling volume over 80L. It's made from incredibly durable ripstop material, makes my old bag feel flimsy by comparison. But, IF something were to happen to it, it has a lifetime warranty if anything breaks as long as it's used as intended.
I don't know what else to say other than this is probably the most versatile pack I've ever seen, and given everything I wrote down here, Eberlestock has me as a customer for life!!! (although with product this durable, that probably means I'll only be purchasing another pack for my son)