While your Mom's vintage and fairly large external frame pack might hold some element of sentimental value, it does smell a whole lot like mouse urine after having been stored in the attic all these years. Lucky for you, the folks over at Kelty have revamped their trail hardy and classically styled external frame Yukon 48 Backpack. Constructed with a smaller scaffolding system, the Yukon is ideal for teens and smaller framed adults consider it the happy medium between an adult's pack and child sized knapsack, which is awfully convenient for those who prefer to escape the notorious hot spots and major camp discomforts that an oversized pack often elicits. Specifically speaking, the Yukon is equipped with a lightweight aluminum frame that provides structure and stability and the adjustable suspension straps disperse the weight of your load with ease while the padded shoulder straps, dual density foam waistbelt, and load lifter and belt stabilizer straps ensures an element of down home comfort. Not to mention, the Yukon is endowed with a vast multiplicity of storage pockets ranging from its generous main compartment to a dual use laptop or hydration sleeve so however tempting it may be, we'd just recommend leaving War and Peace at home for a rainy day. The gear loops, ice axe or trekking pole carry, as well as a sternum strap seals the deal on having a grand ole time.