We test out a couple of Coleman Glacier Basin Backpacks. One for dad; one for lad.
Coleman is a name you usually associate with camping, and not hiking so much.
Well, this year (2015) Coleman has come out with the Glacier Basin backpack range, which has a size for all the family.
So the guys over at Coleman sent us over a couple to test out.
We’ve been using these quite a lot this year. Read on to see how we got on…
The Coleman Glacier Basin Backpack Sizes
These backpacks come in 30L, 23L, and 15L. The smaller 15L pack is an ideal child size, or when you just need a small daysack.
The 30L Glacier Basin
I’ve been using the 30L Coleman Glacier Basin.
This has been long enough to fit my folded tripod in. Not many daysacks are big enough for that.
Although this is definitely an adult size, I would still class this as a day sack. If you were backpacking with camping gear, a bigger bag would be better.
With an outside pocket, mesh pockets, webbing, and good amount of internal space, this has been a good bag.
This one has a rigid back to provide a bit more support and meshed padding so that you don’t get too hot with it on your back.
There are a waist belt and chest strap. The waist belt has a couple of useful pockets for things you want within easy reach.
15L Coleman Glacier Basin
The smaller 15L backpack is an ideal child size.
This 15L Glacier Basin bag is very similar to the larger one. A few differences with is that it doesn’t have the rigid back support and the waist belt is smaller and so it doesn’t have the in-belt pockets.
This bag has been with us on camps, hikes, filled with coats, bottles, and lots of toys.
It still looks as good as new 🙂
We found that both backpacks had the ability to take a water bladder.
The Glacier Basin backpacks have proved a good pair of daysacks for Dad and boy.
They get the thumbs up from us.
Disclaimer: Coleman supplied us with a couple of Glacier Basin backpacks to field test. All opinions here are our own.
- A good set of backpacks for heading outside with.
- A rain cover would be a good addition.
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