Reddit Reddit reviews TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Navy Blue

We found 9 Reddit comments about TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Navy Blue. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Navy Blue
NOT YOUR BASIC BACKPACK: Continues to be the top selling internal frame backpack on Amazon at a great price for all the included featuresVERSATILE QUICK TRIP PACK: Perfect backpack for men, woman and youth; best for 3-5-day backpacking trips; 3400 cubic inches (65 L) capacity; weighs 5 pounds (2.3 kg)COMFORT YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE: Multi-position torso adjustment fits wide range of body sizes; Durable open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels provide maximum airflow and balanceTRUSTED QUALITY: Hiking backpack with hundreds of verified 5-star reviews testifying to the quality and design; sleeping bag compartment, compression straps, and exterior pockets for strategic packingTETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
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9 Reddit comments about TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Navy Blue:

u/hobbykitjr · 3 pointsr/backpacking

This is what i got as my first back in the same boat as you adjusts from M-XL

and my wife this one (slightly smaller) adjusts from S-L

Now these are by no means Mt Everest packs but they have all the bells and whistles, are comfortable, adjustable, and have survived plenty of 1-2 nighter trips on the AT and held up well.

I am 5'11"/6' and 180lbs and i use the "XL" but could probably use the L

With amazons return policy i would try it and return it if it doesn't fit properly.

Now a lot of people will only recommend the best gear, but to "start out" i think you'll be fine w/ a cheaper/decent pack and if you actually enjoy/do it a lot.. then upgrade and you have spares to sell/store/loan and bring more friends with.

I am not an expert and cannot comment on that pack, but thats my input on my first packs i got for about the same price.

u/Snuggs_ · 2 pointsr/backpacking

First off; congrats on landing what is essentially my dream job.

Those Dueter packs that mightycarrot suggested are absolutely amazing. Though I never owned one myself, my late friend swore up and down by them and I can vouch just from the trips we took together. However, if you're looking for more of a budget pack, the Teton 4000 has been my best friend after I replaced an old Osprey pack. I've had it last two years and haven't had one glaring issue with it and it is still as sturdy as the day I bought it.

All I can say about specialized gear is learn the area and take all the advice you can from veterans who are familiar with it. Season, terrain, water/food availability, fire restrictions etc. will determine much of your gear.

There are, however, five things that you ALWAYS should have on you when trekking into a wilderness area:

-A solid fixed blade knife, preferably full tang (Don't skimp here, a good $60+ survival blade is invaluable when your life depends on it)
-Some type of steel container cup (no plastic, needs to be able to withstand a fire)
-A fair amount of cordage (100ft+).. tar covered bank line or paracord preferably as they are the most durable and multipurpose
-A decent sized ferro rod and the skills to use it (not always "sure-fire" but will still work when wet and will outlast dozens of bic lighters)
-A small first aid kit

These five items should NEVER leave your pack no matter where you go. Even if you start venturing into the ultra-light community, these five are extremely hard to make or find in nature. They will save your life if things don't end up as planned. They also will only add 3 -4 lbs maximum to your load and you will never wish you didn't bring them along.

Sometimes, I feel like people within the backpacking community can get too comfortable with their abilities and their frequented areas and skimp on gear in favor of less weight. Never opt out of essential gear and always stay up to date on the skills necessary to use them.

Combined with a pack that fits you well, appropriate attire, good physical fitness and the company of an experienced companion, I'm sure you'll catch on very quickly.

Stay safe and best of luck, friend.

u/wenestvedt · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I just wrote this for kids in our Scout troop; feel free to use whatever you see fit:

If the new Scouts are going to be buying a pack to take on practice hikes for the West Point Camporee or the Acadia trip, maybe they could use some advice before they hit the store.

Some folks may think “Buy once, cry once” and that’s fine. REI makes good stuff, plus the premium brands like Osprey are available in sizes to fit even little guys.

Other families may want to spend less: your Scout might be headed for a growth spurt, or might be hard on their stuff, or might not be guaranteed to stay in Scouts for ever. In that case, there are some less-expensive ways to buy a pack.


Discount sporting goods companies include Campmor, Sierra Trading Post, Moosejaw, and REI’s own outlet (the Garage). This offers lower prices on good gear that’s maybe from last year, or a close-out, or a weird color.

When shopping online, always look for a coupon code at RetailMeNot!

Amazon offers knock-offs of good-quality gear by no-name Chinese manufacturers. These items often have very few (and possibly astroturfed!) reviews; proceed with caution.

Amazon also sells its own knock-offs under the “Amazon Basics” label. Some of this stuff is pretty darn good: for example, I bought the 75-liter version of this internal frame pack last year (on sale for $40.15!) and was surprised at how well-made it was, with decent materials and good features.

That pack is almost identical to another — and $20 more expensive -- item, the Teton 4000:

No, the Amazon Basics pack won’t last for ever, and it’s not ultralight, but it’s functional and inexpensive.

Ask around! Someone in the troop or your family or neighborhood or workplace may have gear they don’t use any more, or may be able to lend you some stuff to try before you buy.

You can sometimes buy used or new gear on Craig’s List or a FaceBook group. The usual reminders of how to shop carefully online apply: never send money electronically, meet in a public place, don’t send anyone your credit card number, bring a friend to the meet-up.


As for reading reviews to help select an item, there are very good reviews at Outdoor Gear Lab. Here’s their most recent (Nov. 2017) round-up of “budget backpacks”:

(Note that the super-cheap option they suggest at the end is…the Teton pack linked to above!)

Amazon reviews are often bought, so I am suspicious of items with fewer than fifty or 100 reviews.

The (often truly awful) web site Reddit has a community about camping gear, and you can search it for reviews. (Just make sure not to read any other communities there.)

And of course you can ask around the troop! Other Scouts and families have a lot of experience camping, and can share what they know about various manufacturers, specific items, or stores.

u/thatbarkingdog · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Ok. This!! I totally feel for you! My husband and I are going camping and he’s 6’6’’ 250, and I wish there were more reviews out there for tall people- it was definitely challenging to find both backpacks and sleeping bags that weren’t $$$ and fit him... SO here’s what we got that is working out well:

Teton Explorer 4000 - can’t say this enough, it is an AWESOME backpack at a very reasonable price point.
TETON Sports Explorer 4000...

Teton XXL Sport Sleeping Bag - granted, this doesn’t pick down really small - so definitely not considered ‘ultra light’ but if you’re looking for a great general sleeping bag, it will definitely be roomy enough for you.
TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping...

Sleeping pad: Klymit static v lux xl.. fits perfectly under sleeping bag posted above.
Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe...

And ps: my husband says Happy Travels Fellow Sasquatch! :)

u/fuckflyingpigs · 1 pointr/Ultralight

That looks like a real good candidate. It can support a sleeping bag without an issue right? I have a second backpack I've only used once. It's This Teton Sports pack. I've used it for a two day hike because a friend convinced me I needed something big. However 4.5lb is heavy, and it has a lot of pockets I don't need(for the trips I do now at least, I may use this pack if I get up to weeklong trips). This is my sleeping bag, it works very well for the price. Not looking to replace it.

My problem with the REI day pack I had before was that it couldn't fit a sleeping bag at all, and would be soaked with back sweat halfway through the hike. This Exos seems to fit everything I want. Thanks a lot for the suggestion.

u/HumanSomewhere · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Also, this backpack. Weights 5lbs. That seems like a lot to me, on further inspection. Maybe I don't need one this big?

u/sim_pl · 1 pointr/travel

48L is pretty small if you are going to be doing any sort of camping etc. I'd recommend at least looking at a 60-65. Anyways, that's not what you are asking.

As far as cheap but sturdy, I bought both the Teton Fox for myself and the Teton Sports Explorer for my girlfriend and found them to be both fairly reliable. This was for an 8 week backpacking trip where I stayed in hostels through Europe (my gf was there for 5 of the weeks), so it didn't go through the rigor of camping, through I'd be willing to say that they would be entirely adequate.

For you, I would say that maybe the Scout or the Summit could be good matches.

Another advantage of going this cheap is that even if the backpack ends up breaking (again, not likely on the first trip), you'll be in a better position to understand what you do and don't like about it.

Oh and don't forget a raincover if they aren't built in.

TL;DR: Teton makes good cheap backpacks but I don't have experience with the smaller sizes. Also think about a slightly larger backpack.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I bought mine without trying it on first and it was close to the perfect size (could have used slightly longer straps over the shoulder, I'm 6'1"), but I have some decent experience with backpacks. For the most part, if you read enough of the reviews you'll find people of certain sizes fitting/not fitting.

Edit dos: Even more thoughts. It's free to try on backpacks in stores, and worth your time just to get accustomed to what the various sizes actually feel like and what sort of features you like. Once you try a few you'll get the hang of it.

u/maraudingguard · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

Ya, I would skip that. My friend bought a cheap backpack while traveling in India, came back to use it on camping trips and the first trip the should strap broke. You don't want something crucial as a backpack breaking while hiking. I'd recommend spending $100+ on a good pack, but even this backpack is better than the one on ebay.