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Hey everyone!

Im going on a trip to New Zealand in December. Im going to be doing a few "great walks" as they call them. They are usually 4 day trips. The weather will be fair and I wont be hiking hard since I have about 10 other people in the party. I'm looking to trade in my 65 liter pack for a 50 liter pack. I have all the gear to go to a 50L pack and i've been eyeing the Golite quest 50L. Anyone have any experience with this pack? Can anyone give me advice. Also to pay for this pack I am selling a Kelty Slider 65L and  NorthFace daypack on Geartrade. Here's the link for those if anyone is interested. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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http://www.geartrade.com/item/285933/kelty-slider-65

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http://www.geartrade.com/item/285931/the-north-face-slingshot-daypack


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The Milford Track, at least, will offer some hammering rains more likely than not.
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Yeah thats what I hear we will be doing the Kepler trek and the Tongariro. We aregoing to be doing a few day hikes as well. It should be a blast.

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I've owned a GoLite Quest for a few years now. Overall, it's not a bad bag for light BP'ing, however, the material is very thin and I've found it to be less durable than other bags.

Personally, I've come to prefer Deuter bags which are both lightweight and durable.

http://www.deuter.com/en_US/backpacks.php?category=120


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I tested the Odyssey, which uses the same suspension.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

While I thought that the Odyssey was just to much volume I always thought that the Quest's 50 L made a lot more sense as the weight that you are going to use in that size should work great with what the suspension is comfortable (for me) to.

That said I still prefer my Osprey Exos packs.

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I have been using a Golite Quest for several years now.  I can't remember what size it is but it has held up to a lot of rough off-trail hiking and carries up to 38 lbs. comfortably.  Maybe more, but that is the most I've ever carried in it.

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