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Teton Sports Escape4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack Product Spotlight

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Teton Sports Escape4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack Product Spotlight



The Teton Sports Escape 4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack arrived the first week of July. Immediately I was in love with the color. Something about the shade of green stood really well with me. Its arrival meant we were getting close to an approaching adventure, Hell Hike And Raft 2015, set for August. Teton Sports is a sponsor of HHAR 2015 and each team member received an Escape 4300 for our trek into the deepest gorge of North America, Hells Canyon, of Idaho.


As curious as I was to start packing my Escape 4300 right away, I didn’t. I had already strategically packed a different backpack, using it to physically prepare for this 5-day multi-sport, backcountry adventure in Idaho and I, in July, was still trying to narrow down my packing checklist.


Before I knew it, Summer Break hit the fast forward button and August was here. I had to get this bag packed or I was going to miss my flight. I definitely wouldn’t recommend that you wait until last minute and pack a new backpack just several days before a backcountry trip, but that’s exactly what I did.


The Escape 4300 is a large backpack of aluminum frame designed for several days of travel. When I started to adjust each individual strap starting with the dual adjustments on the upper portion of the padded shoulder straps, the shock absorbing height adjustable chest strap {with safety whistle!}, to the dual adjustment straps on the waist belt it starts to feel as though it had been made just for me. The foam within the back padding of the backpack is clearly constructed for comfort and patterned for excellent airflow. For a truly customized fit, this backpack additionally allows you to adjust that padding with a strap located beneath the lumbar area, creating comfort for a shorter torso and a heavy load.





 

Teton Sports lists the specifics of Teton Sports Escape 4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack as follows

Dimensions: 33" x 17" x 12" •

Shell: 420D 2MM Squared Double line Ripstop / 600D PU / 900D PU •

Hydration Capacity: 101-Ounce (3 Liter) Bladder Not Included •

Capacity: 4300 Cubic Inches / 70 Liters •

Color: Leaf Green •

Pack Weight: 4.75 lbs •

Waist Belt: 28" - 45" •

Torso Length: Adjustable 17" - 21" •

Seven pockets •

Two pouches •

Four compression straps •

Daisy chain gear loops •

D-ring •

Eyelets •

Slide-storage under hood

 

A backpack full of accessory assets as you can see from the list above and for the ever evolving adventurer it will help to keep the seasons of revolving gear for those longer treks conveniently located on your back. The backpack carries the Teton Sports LEEF +20 sleeping bag in its own compartment with ease at the bottom of the bag, kept separate from the main compartment by an internal zipper. You can unzip and make the backpack one large sack if sleeping bags aren’t your thing.


I carried this backpack for hours and hours during 3 days of backpacking in Idaho and endured mile after mile of elaborate terrain. This backpack was comfortable even when loaded full. I carried it through each day without experiencing any muscle pain or discomfort, that was a much appreciated surprise.

 

The hip pouch was to be a go-to pocket for immediate necessities such as lip balm and a camera each day. The side pouches would keep collapsible water bottles.

On our third day we encountered high temps through Granite Creek, hydration and sun protection were an immediate concern. I kept two, one-liter collapsible water bottles in the elastic side pouches and made sure lip balm and sunscreen, were kept close in my hip pouch as necessity.


As I became tired and thirsty moving through the canyon both hands strapped to trekking poles, I was a little frustrated when I needed to generously apply lip balm and my hip pouch wouldn’t open or close with one hand.


We were intentionally trying to avoid the rising heat index and keep a solid pace for our anticipated point of arrival, multi-tasking felt like a must.


I soon discovered I couldn’t comfortably reach my water bottles while carrying my pack. Although that’s not necessarily a deal breaker because it’s an easily avoidable situation by keeping a 3-liter bladder within the internal pouch, I didn’t expect that.




 


All in all, the Teton Sports Escape 4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack is durable, incredibly comfortable, easily adjustable and thoughtfully accessorized.

It also includes an integrated rain fly.

Check them out at TetonSports.com

Price $130







*Thank you Teton Sports for allowing us to field-test your product and introduce your brand to our audience. We appreciate and value your enthusiasm to spotlight your Escape 4300 Internal Frame Backpack with an honest and free-spoken review*

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