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Duluth, Ostrum, CCS and Granite Gear canoe packs. They are all excellent packs. Over the years you find yourself going on different trips with different needs and you gradually acquire a stable of packs that you call upon trip to trip as needed. Rather than the particular brand - the intended use, the type of pack, and the size, are really the more significant issues in my view. It ain't rocket science. Just a big rugged sack that you can throw on your back for a short walk with a lot of gear. The biggest thing is are they rugged enough to hold up to very severe use they are put to. You don't want a cheap pack. They will fail you every time at the worst possible moment. These are all rugged well made packs.