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2011

Boreas Repack 15 Pack review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Boreas Repack 15Boreas, a new San Francisco-based company, will launch its maiden line of backpacks in the coming months of 2011. The company has designed backpacks geared for the everyday outdoorsman. The Repack 15 pack follows the company’s mantra of simple designs although still equipping it with essentials for day tripping.

Boreas designed the top-loading pack with a few features not always on smaller daypacks. An external bungee system can carry a rain shell. And an ice ax loop is tucked away but easily accessed.

An external pocket with two daisy chain loops sits on the lid with a clip for your keychain. The hip belt offers two roomy zipped pockets which are handy for stowing a handheld GPS plus energy gels and bars. The chest strap is designed for both sexes. It can be adjusted to where it to crosses your chest.

Zip open the primary compartment and Boreas included hydration sleeve and a strap and bungee clip to hold it in place.

Boreas Repack 15I trekked with the Boreas Repack 15 on a handful of day hikes in Boyce Mayview Park, thirty minutes south of Pittsburgh. The rolling meadows and hilly forested terrain provide varying terrains to see the pack performs.

After a few trail days, the design of the back panel and harness stood out. The back panel is foam and Boreas carries the design to the shoulder section of the harness. The foam allows the back panel and harness to follow the natural line of your back and shoulders.

Boreas perforated the foam back panel and harness to circulate air and wick sweat away. After hiking a few dozen miles with the Repack 15, the back panel kept my back dry. Some perspiration buildup occurred, but that had to do with our hot muggy summer we are having in Western Pennsylvania.

Boreas LogoBoreas’ packs will be available for purchase on the company’s website and select retailers in Fall 2011 with wider retail availability the following spring season. (MSRP $89.95)


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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