CUSCUS is one of those hiking pack brands you may have never heard of. They are one of the best. Comfort and durability are trademarks of the CUSCUS brand, and the CUSCUS 4000ci Internal Frame Backpack Hiking Backpack is no exception. Durable enough to handle heavy loads with water-resistant polyester and a huge 4000 cubic inch capacity without sacrificing comfort during your long multi-day hiking excursion.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Capacity: 4000 cubic inches (50 Liter)
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Product Dimensions: 13″(L) x 10″(W) x 29″(H)
Free rain cover
Convenient Top And Bottom Access
CUSCUS 4000ci Internal Frame Backpack Hiking Backpack Product Description:
The CUSCUS 4000ci Internal Frame Pack, as is most CUSCUS packs, are of high quality and a very reasonable price. In particular, this lightweight internal frame bag can be used as a mountaineering backpack or a big school bag or daypack. This pack is free rain cover included. This mountaineering backpack features top and bottom access.
There’s plenty of room for clothes and your personal gear in the large main compartment of the CUSCUS 4000ci Hiking Backpack, which offers top and bottom access. There is a sleeping Bag or Pad is also compatible (features a bottom sleeping bag compartment with detachable zippered divider). For comfort: Reinforced front compression straps stabilizes pack. Also features molded foam back panel with mesh airflow channels and groove
There are also numerous of pockets for all your accessories: top lid pocket, front zippered pockets, and mesh water bottles pockets on both sides.
In short: a lot of pockets for accessories, a lot of molding and straps for comfort and security.
- Why We Like The CUSCUS 4000ci Internal Frame Backpack Hiking Backpack
- This is a superior quality bag, and price-wise you cannot beat it. Currently under $50 on Amazon
- Double stitched in areas that will get worn, zippers are sturdy, good amount of padding for shoulders and back.
- Lots of pockets (but not too many)
- External strapping system is very convenient for carrying items on the outside of the pack.
- Be wary of …
- The rain cover is only big enough to cover the pack itself. So if using the external loops and rings to hang your gear, those will get wet.
- The hip belt can be uncomfortable if not adjusted properly
- Back padding may not adjust properly for shorter hikers
- Slightly bunchy, may sit funny on the back and need to be readjusted often (or “hiked” up often)
Overall, the CUSCUS 4000ci is a great hiking pack, especially considering the price point. May not recommend for longer hiking trips where the possible “bunchiness” of the pack may be uncomfortable for a week or longer. For shorter trips, this pack is a good choice and a good price.
What Buyers Are Saying:
“Great bag for a great price. I bought this after seeing the good reviews of CUSCUS packs in other sizes. All the info on the other packs apply to this one as well. It is double stitched in the right areas, sturdy zippers, plenty of extra pockets, and has good padding for shoulders and back…(READ MORE)”
“Got this Pack to replace a 85L Pack. It has a ton of room in the main section, has 4 pockets that are small to mid in size. I really like this Pack. Pro’s- Light weight for the Liter size, Large main section, rainfly, durable. Con’s- Sits strange on back…(READ MORE)”
“It is extremely comfortable and has more compartments than you can imagine. The strapping system is phenomenal for carrying items on the outside of the pack. This bag has now made 3 camping trips and we still have zero problems. I would recommend this bag for the moderate to serious camper…(READ MORE)”
OVERALL RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars.