At home in the daily grind or on the trail, the Echo has three zippered pockets, one on the upper front (w/ key hook), an internal mesh pocket and the removable chamber pocket. The back panel has a bladder pocket with dual hose exits on either side of the top handle leading to elastic hose retainers on each strap. Dual Nalgene pockets on either side will stretch to hold Jetboils or tripods. The front stash pocket is made from the same 4 way stretch material as the side pockets. A bungie on the front will keep your rain layer or tarp away from your gear. Bottom web tracks and tabs above the bottle pockets will link up with a Sherman or Grab-it. If you’ve packed to the brim and still need more space, grab the zipper pull under one of the hydration port exits and unzip the expansion gusset to gain 500 in³ extra space. The included web belt will help stabilize when needed and detaches when it’s not. The included removable Xpac Chamber pocket keeps important gear at the top of the main compartment and out of the crunch zone.
Made from 500d Cordura and lined with VX21S Xpac material, this pack will keep your contents safe and dry. Milspec webbing, elastic, buckles and YKK zippers round out the construction.
2lbs 2oz – 1.05 kg bag only
Main compartment – 1300 in³ / 21.3 L
Expansion panel adds – 500 in³ / 8.19 L
- ZZachVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars8 months agoFizz
I have been wanting a good sturdy EDC pack and searched for a while. I considered some other brands but settled on this one. I've been using it everyday for a couple weeks now and I have taken it on one hiking trek. 0 wear so far and aside from a bit of dirt looks the same as the day it showed up. Definitely not a long term review yet but I have no doubts this will be around to give to my son. Literally.
Also, I'm not really sure how to explain the fei g it gives me other than "The Fizz." When I grab it it feels good, when I sling it over my shoulder it feels better. Idk what these guys are doing up there but I have a feeling they may have enchanted this pack with voodoo mama juju magic or something.Kifaru Intl7 months ago
Hey Zach! Your review made me literally laugh out loud! Love "The Fizz"! We're happy you're happy! We will keep creating that voodoo mama juju magic! :)
- LLandonI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago5 Stars
Awesome bag, super comfortable, right amount of organization. 14” MacBook Pro in a neoprene sleeve fits perfectly in the hydration compartment.
- AAKVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoWonderful bag
I use Echo primarily for day hikes and general outdoor use. Well built with great materials, stands up on its own (the framesheet may be helping here) regardless of load. It is very comfortable. The straps are well cushioned but still ventilate fairly well and I almost never have to adjust this bag over long distances carrying it.
I actually think Kifaru's studio lighting does the colors of this bag a slight disservice - the green is richer in person, and the two colors complement each other even better than it seems in the pictures.
I like that they have been restrained on adding too much organization - I have found that highly organized bags are fun to pack when you're home, but more work than it's worth when you're actually using them.
My one complaint is that the straps are incredibly long! I got some strap keepers (I recommend Forge Concepts) to help.
Overall a fantastic bag. Most importantly it has that magic factor those who care about bags know - it really invites you to use it and feels special to use.