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(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: GoLite
Located in: Essential Equipment, Packs
The Quest is a fully featured, supremely comfortable all-season backpack. Made of durable Velocity fabric, it has a moldable framesheet with two adjustable aluminum stays for maximum support. The shaped back panel and compression-molded hip belt wings contour to the back and hips to keep you happy no matter what you're hauling. The adjustable webbing hip belt has two easy access bellowed mesh pockets and two angled side stretch mesh pockets allow for convenient storage. The side compression straps release and join to opposite sides for carrying a snowboard or snowshoes, and the comPACKtor system lets you neatly tuck in extra pack space.

The comPACKtor system makes your GoLite pack far more versatile by enabling you to reduce your pack's volume through the use of two fixed compression anchor clips. How to use: with the pack empty, simply connect the two fixed compression anchor clips. Instantly, your pack volume and profile is smaller for shorter duration trips.
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4.3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Comfortable(3), Easy to load(3)
 
Great Pack
By ErinVerified Purchaser from Ohio on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good pockets, Good Suspension, Lightweight
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads
Describe Yourself:
Getting Started
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about GoLite GoLite Quest Internal Pack for Women:

After purchasing an external frame pack several years ago and not being comfortable with the way the load in carried on my back, I shopped for an internal frame pack. The expensive one I purchased at a local outfitter never carried the load comfortably. This GoLite Quest is very comfortable, easy to pack and I LOVE the pockets on the hip belt. I've had it out for a few 'training' hikes with weight and it feels great. The only downside I can see it the side pockets I planned on holding my Nalgene bottles won't hold that size bottle once my gear is loaded in the bottom of the pack.

 
Great Pack!
By DeeVerified Purchaser from Breckenridge on 2/12/2010
Pros:
Clean design, Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Day Hikes, Extended Hikes
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about GoLite GoLite Quest Internal Pack for Women:

Like all GoLite gear this pack is incredibly light, void of unneccessary gimicks like zippers that weaken a pack. Make sure you get the size right as there is not much padding on the shoulder straps so if the pack is slightly too small the padding becomes to narrow. Also this gear is really environmentally friendly.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lightweight But Packs a Heavy Load
By seekonkVerified Reviewer from SF Bay Area on 1/23/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Highly Adjustable
Cons:
No Lash Points for Pad
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Day Hikes
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about GoLite GoLite Quest Internal Pack for Women:

FIT: I am 5'2" so I bought this pack in size SMALL which weighed less than 3 pounds & holds 63 liters. The SMALL will fit very short-waisted women with torsos between 15.5" & 17 1/2" & narrow shoulders; but the hip belt is roomy enough for those with big waists & hips (such as myself in size 12 Levis.) The waist belt adjusted easily with a light tug & the sternum strap could be lowered to avoid strangling. [Big Plus!] The maximum load for this pack is 45 pounds which is amazingly high for its weight. I carried 30+ pounds. PERFORMANCE: Because of GoLite's materials & design, the Quest rip stop nylon was sturdy & water-tight enough for a couple of winter weekend backpacks in driving rain where I had to carry in all my water [@ 8 pounds a gallon); plus real food [not just Add-Hot_Water-&-Stir stuff]; and head-to-toe rain gear plus a 3-season tent with fly, ground cloth - the whole tamale. If like me you might need to extend the top flap to carry a tent &/or sleeping pad under the lid, you may ship rain inside the pack. (I sure did.) An inside pack liner may be the best solution since you will probably need to strap bulky gear on the outside of the pack or under the lid. The SMALL size pack's too short to fit the really long stuff inside. Also, I would never trust the water-resistant coating enough to do without a waterproof sleeping bag cover.
For ease in packing you may want to spring for a water-tight compression sack especially if your sleeping bag is synthetic or otherwise too high volume to slip easily into the bottom of the pack. SUSPENSION: The suspension system was fine for several hours on the trail with no rest stops. The weight did not shift around while I was moving; I could move my head freely; and the pack hugged my body sufficiently so that I could bend over to check out signs of wildlife; retie boot laces, etc. The Quest was not quite as comfortable as a heavier mountaineering style pack; but the light weight; adjustability for low-volume day hikes; & very reasonable price made this item a Best Buy for me this season. Note: it is hard for a short person to get a sufficiently flexible, high volume pack to hold the required gear & be form-fitting as well.
PROBLEMS: when this pack is stuffed full, there is little room for water bottles in the lower mesh pockets. I jammed mine in but they tended to pop out on the trail, so I clipped each bottle to the compression strap with a key clip/boot lace/cord--whatever I had. Best fit containers for these pouches were military style canteens in BPA-free plastic. Tall 24oz Camelbaks or Nalgenes with a loop on the cap also worked.
Another point: GoLite provides no instructions on how to bend the internal stays for optimum fit. They looked pretty hard to bend. I just left them as is for now.

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