New Fishpond Havana Lumbar Pack

September 12, 2009 By: zmatthews

fishpondhavana.jpgI’m a big fan of Fishpond’s bags and packs, but I’ve commented before that the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach normally used by Fishpond can–at times–be overkill. For instance, my Dragonfly “chest” pack was one of the most stripped-down items I could find, and I can’t imagine wearing it as a chestpack–I keep it in lumbar mode.
This year Fishpond is releasing the Havana Lumbar pack, which is just what the doctor ordered: it’s stripped of all unnecessary features while retaining Fishpond’s robust lumbar strap system (which is important when you start putting cameras or water or many boxes into one of these bags). It comes in two shades, both of them somewhat more understated, and it features a heavy-duty carry strap on top (the one thing my Dragonfly was actually missing.) The price is the same as the Dragonfly (which stays in the lineup): $69.
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