The Millet Expedition 65 backpack is the true mountaineer’s heaven sent pack: tough, waterproof, comfortable, light, with all the bells and whistles (literally). That being said, the versatility of this pack lends itself to even the weekend adventurer with its size and volume versatility and downright functionality. At just 1.5 kilos (about 3.3lbs) the EXPE65 has volume enough for an extended summit bid of something like Rainier, a multi-week traverse of the Alps, or a simple night at camp with the boys. This internal frame backpack has: “Ergo Lite” ergonomically contoured padding, ice axe holding clips and strapping, gear loop clips on the waist belt, is hydration pack compatible, has specific design pockets for camera and map, an extendable skirt that increases the volume at the top of the pack, a rescue whistle built into the buckle on the chest strap, and best of all a length wise zipper to reach the gear you packed all the way at the bottom! The EXPE65 is an extremely effective piece of equipment that looks the part (Millet knows mountaineering), feels great (which means you’re happy), and functions flawlessly.