The Black Wolf McKinley 85L rucksack is like a teenager’s first car, an economical bushwalking pack decked out with all the bells and whistles.
The adjustable Micro Glide Gel harness is as comfortable on a weekend hike as it is on extended trekking expeditions. Top and front openings make for easy access to your gear while front and side pockets provide storage for quick access items.
Equipped with a tone of extras including rain cover, hydration compatibility, dual compartments and even a music pouch and headphone port for music on the trail.
Son yet to use it on hiking trip coming up soon but we like it for all the various pockets, compartments, front access, and straps. Bought larger size so space is there if needed and can compress it down if not. Still relatively lightweight at 2.3kg. Agree with another reviewer, that the stretchy mesh for drink bottles at sides seems a little thin and flimsy, so we will take care not to put sharp things in nor overstretch (although it is fairly stretchy). Rest of bag seems of good quality. Wish pack came in a navy blue. Ended up buying black/grey one. Adjustable harness seems easy to use. Would have been good to have small snack/camera/phone pockets on the waist straps so they could be in easy reach while hiking. Waist & shoulder straps cannot be tucked away, so I read elsewhere it would not be suitable for airport travel unless it was wrapped up in some sort of cover bag to stop straps from catching.
I'm impressed with this pack. It has many compartments and places to attach equipment to the outside. It appears well built and is comfortable to wear.
I really regret buying this pack. Both side pockets ripped on the first day of my hike. They didnt even have any weight in them to stress the material. I was with 4 other hikers who had no issues with their packs walking the same trails. I didnt like the side pockets and top pocket opening the opposite direction to the main pocket. It always meant my gear would fall out when unpacking. I would be constantly opening and closing zips to get different kit. Not what i want after a long hike. After only using this pack for a couple of days im looking to change it for something better. Not what i would expect from an expensive pack. Cant say i recieved great service when trying to make a warranty claim for the pockets from either snowys or blackwolf.
Please know that we always do our best to help no matter the product or situation. Unfortunately, if the issue falls outside of what the warranty covers, our hands are tied.
From what I've heard, the rips aren't too serious and shouldn't take much to get repaired. I'd recommend The Luggage Place in the Adelaide CBD who should easily take care of the job.
I hope this helps. Laine
Great versatility of pockets. Waist strap super comfortable. Had it full for multi day hike. I will sew up the double zip front opening b4 next use but otherwise excellent.
Rucksack looks like it will be great, though yet to be tested at cadet camp. Gave it 5 stars as I'm sure it will do the job.
Well priced great capacity and comfortable. Great for long hikes.staff in store fitted the pack to me perfectlly.outstanding service as is always the case.
The pack is everything I need and it is a very practical pack. I tend to carry a fair bit of kit and this pack is well suited to that. I also have a larger than average tent as I like my comfort this pack carries it easily.
BLACK WOLF 88 L HIKING PACK
PACK IS JUST FANTASTIC. HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES YOU NEED. GOOD QUALITY MATERIAL AND LOTS OF SPACE. SON HAS ENJOYED THE COMFORT OF THE GEL PADDING IN THE HARNESS AND THE NEW STYLE WAISTE BAND. THINKING OF PURCHASING A SMALLER ONE FOR SHORTER HIKES.
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