If you are thinking about purchasing some new gear now is the time. Summer is a great time to sit back, price watch and get the most bang for your buck. If you are in the market for a backcountry pack consider the Dakine PRO II Backpack.
Dakine’s packs have been improving for years and they have really put together a reliable product. The only thing that might keep you from owning one is the lack of ABS system which is valid but if you are sticking to more mellow inclines or its just plain old out of your budget this is a very good option.