I want a pack for short hikes with my wife and 2 small kids (3 and 6). So I need to carry some gear and water. I like the Camelback rim runner and trail blazer. How do these compare? Also what differences are there between the 2007 and 2008 models? Recommendations?
If you take longer hikes, you might want to try the Rim Runner. Otherwise the Trail Blazer should be sufficient. As for the difference between 2007 and 2008 model, they are mostly cosmetic (such as design and color).