Teton Sports Escape 4300 Ultralight Internal Frame Backpack Review
By: Bill Szabo
I recently received two packs from Teton Sports to replace my aging North Face pack. After some research I picked the Escape 4300 from them. I have purchased a day pack and tent from them before and love how well they are built, so I felt very comfortable with my choice. The detail that they put into how they are designed and made are amazing. They think of everything like the attached rain fly in its own pocket! Another feature is their split padded waist belt that lets you fine tune the fit. Weight is right about 4.5 pounds but felt like nothing at all. I was amazed at how easy it is to adjust to my torso and to fit my son's pack to fit him. Here are the specs from their website:
Dimensions: 33" x 17" x 12"Shell: 420D 2MM Squared Double line Ripstop / 600D PU / 900D PUHydration Capacity: 101-Ounce (3 Liter) Bladder Not IncludedCapacity: 4300 Cubic Inches / 70 LitersColor: Leaf GreenPack Weight: 4.75 lbsWaist Belt: 28" - 45"Torso Length: Adjustable 17" - 21"
Now we only used this pack for an overnight trip but it can be used for a week with all the room that it has. The bottom has a separate zipper for the sleeping bag and the inside is roomy enough to fit your tent and everything else. There is also a zippered pouch with butterfly expansion on either side and a pouch for water bottles that are deep enough that you don't have to worry about dropping your water bottles. What is even more amazing is the price, on their website its only $130.00. My son Ross said that he liked the way it felt and that it didn't rock around or move on his back. I would for sure recommend this pack to anyone and if you haven't checked out Teton Sports please do so. This pack would be great for the beginner as well.