Help me Id this pack!

D.Blake

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Settle this debate.. What brand of pack is this? There is aboslutely no tags/branding anywhere on it. not even to say what it is made of. My buddy loves it and refuses to upgrade but has no idea what the heck it is. Given to him as a gift.. Lets put this to rest.. What is it?
 

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Kevin_t

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McHale usually have two belt closures . I’ve seen some old North Face packs that look pretty similar and the two people I have known with them , love them


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mlgc20

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The way the shoulder straps attach to the back panel definitely looks like something that North Face had in the early 80’s. But, the lumbar pad, hip belt, and bag closure doesn’t match. At least with my degrading memory. To me, it looks like a Lowe pack, also from that early 80s era.
 

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My vote is The North Face. I remember similar shoulder strap adjustment system and also the way they looped their top closure string around the first grommet. No idea if other companies did that, but I do remember looking at those two things while inspecting a family friends pack vs my dad's pack (as an 8 year old, so I could be wrong).

I think TNF used tags back then, it wasn't until much later they started to embroider their name directly onto the fabric. So it's possible for the tag to have been lost... might be a square outline of needle holes on the top lid.
 

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I would vote north face on a closer look at the shoulder straps … granted it’s been a few years since I seen one


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