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GoLite Pursuit Backpack review
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GoLite Pursuit

College days bring back great memories and are a time that provides exciting new opportunities. For many, those new experiences are bound to include Boone's Farm wine and outdoor recreation. Both are cheap to do and the latter will not give you a headache the following day.

The GoLite Pursuit is an adaptable pack for short backpacking trips and backcountry skiing. It makes for a great backpack for first timers on the trail or the slopes. It versatility and high quality does not come with a high price tag.

The GoLite Pursuit backpack can carry lighter backpacking loads due to its streamlined design. Inside the pack, there is a pocket for a hydration reservoir and an easily accessible hook that can be used for a car key. The Pursuit provides back support through an internal framesheet with an adjustable aluminum stay. GoLite has designed the pack with a shaped rear panel that contours to a hiker or skier's back.

The outside of the backpack has a unique design that gives it versatility. A spacious outer pocket is easily accessible and roomy enough for necessities for backcountry skiing – portable shovel, avalanche probe, and other essentials. The side compression straps allow the GoLite Pursuit to adjust to carry the mode of transport used for a day of backcountry fun – snowshoes, skis, or snowboard.

The backpack can be overstuffed since the lid has adjustable straps to accommodate added gear. The sternum straps helps with the Pursuit's comfort, and the padded waist belt really helps with the feel of the pack. The GoLite Pursuit is constructed with polyurethane –coated nylon and has a water repellant coating. Its use of lightweight material and streamlined design makes it only 3 pounds.

GoLite LogoThe GoLite Pursuit is a versatile backpack for both backcountry skiing and light backpacking. It's affordable even for penny-scrounging college students. The Pursuit comes in 2 color schemes – pinot/night and night/grease. It has an MSRP of $150 and carries GoLite's lifetime guarantee from manufacturing defects.

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of 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, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

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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