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I was woundering if anyone knows of a name brand gear company that makes an adjustable torso pack. I know there are some out there on amazon but they are not name brand. I am affilated with a inner ring scout troop and the families do not have extra money to buy gear. The boys want to go they just need equipment.
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Osprey has some.

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How about military MOLLE packs?  Adjustable for different body sizes and types and can be modified in various ways depending on what's being carried. Tough gear and you can likely pick up surplus for not too much.

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Some of the kid's packs I've seen are adjustable. The Deuter Fox is. So is the REI branded one. Gregory and Osprey kid packs do NOT.

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+1 on Osprey. Considering how big some kids are today I would think of looking at adult packs. I know our Boy Scout troop the boys are pretty good sized and would no way fit into and kid size pack.
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Most of the boys are bigger than me both in height and girth. So yes adult packs are in order maybe two or three kid packs. According to the guide to safe scouting they must be fourteen to backpack most boys that age have out grown a kid pack. My hope is two get some type of bulk discount we are talking about fifteen packs.
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Get torso measurements.  Most of the ones I am familiar with have rather small ranges they can be adjusted within.  16-18 for example.  

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Costco now carries a 45L internal frame pack with adjustable shoulder straps. Its a High Sierra Avenger and costs $55-60 depending on your Costco. Looks like a pretty decent pack, and you definitely can't beat Costco's return policy!!
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Many Keltys are adjustable, solid and reasonably priced.  The coyote series are usually pretty cheap and have a wide range they adjust through
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Many Keltys are adjustable, solid and reasonably priced.  The coyote series are usually pretty cheap and have a wide range they adjust through

Yes, the Kelty externals have (or used to have) a metal tube slider with various hole stops for precise torso adjustment.  Common feature with the Keltys.

My Mystery Ranch G series packs (and the new Terraplane) has a great torso adjustment panel on the back which is super easy to adjust, so one pack can fit all torso lengths.


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Here is what REI says they have with adjustable torsos.

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Many packs have an adjustable range of about a few inches, but normally you need a basic measurement to be in their ballparks of small, medium, regular or long.

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Alps Mountaineering has a scout discount program: http://www.scoutdirect.com/scout/program

If money is an issue, you may need to compromise on the adjustable torso.
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