Hey folks, before giving advice to osterr 1999 on where to get a backpack I checked out REI's online outlet store to be sure that there were no changes. Well, not only no changes but with the end of the camping season they seem particularly well stocked, especially in the 1/2 off department. As always, top notch gear. Have it sent to your local REI store for free shipping, guaranteed just like the stores, bring it back no problem! I usually try stuff on in the store when I pick it up. Hate paying retail, love this place!