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My backpack is Deuter AirContact 45+10,German designed and manufactured.You should see the feature list. Only a geek/nerd could love reading the article;
Vari-Quick harness system, Padded hip belt,Top stabilizer straps,Two aluminum stays...

The backpack is also designed with the following in mind;
Volume: 2700-3300 cu. in.
Weight: 4 Lbs. 12 oz.
Use: Climbing, Peak Bagging, Ski
Suspension: Aircontact
Materials: Deuter-MacroTec/
Deuter-Ripstop-Polytex/ Deuter-Duratex
Color: Black/Fire

And I was feeling pretty high technically cool. Until I met this mountain porter. His backpack is Rattan AirContact, natively designed and manufactured. It has Vari-Quick harness, paded, the works just like Deuter's.

It has also one feature Deuter didn't. You could use your head if your shoulder and hip couldn't bear the load. And guess what, this native flimsy looking contraption could hold a 15kg Propane Gas Cylinder, which he has to hustle using his head, up the 6km trail to Laban Rata, the base camp.An average tourist with a lot less load would take 5 to 6 hours to reach Laban Rata. The porter, under 3 hours.

The Rattan backpack design specs;
Volume: 15kg and above.
Weight: Weightless.
Use: Gas Tank Transportation
Suspension: Aircontact (Hip, Shoulder & Head)
Materials: Rattan/Bamboo Strips
Color: Natural

And...don't get me started on the shoes these mountain guides and porters are wearing.

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