When you have long portages, the last thing want to have to do is double or triple portage to get your gear to the other end. The #4 Canoe Pack is the heavy lifter for canoe trips. The pack features padded back straps for added comfort with heavy loads, and reinforced side handles make for easy lifting. The side gusset flaps fold over and buckle to keep your load secured, while the top flap generously protects the pack from the elements. Included with the #4 Canoe pack are three interior pockets for addition organization within the pack. Hand made in Ely, MN with 1000 denier Cordura, this pack is built to last. The waist belt and sternum and cinch can optionally be added for additional load control and comfort over long portages; highly recommended for such a large pack.