I was looking into getting an ALICE pack. Does anyone have experience using this backpacking "system"? How much do the Medium packs hold, stuff wise, not gallons (I find that to be a useless measurement)? Do they hold up well. I'm looking into the ALICE packs because they are available on the cheap at surplus shops.
I avoid pacs with plastic snap buckles or zippers.
The Brnd. Road army surplus store, in chattanooga tn, has had the best prices i've seen for good alice pacs..after tax, they're around 30 to 60 dollars.