I'm starting to look for a internal frame pack to use for backpacking this summer. I'm looking for something that will do well for 3-5 day backpacking trips with appx. 50 lbs of gear. I've never really used a internal frame before, just external. Are they different types of things to look at in a internal frame as compared to an external? Does it ride in a diff. area, etc.?
I would like something somewhat economical (like, say, below $300) If possible?
I haven't had a chance to look much so far, and am trying to get an idea of where to focus my search. I've taken a peek at Kelty and Osprey. Any other companies that y'all would suggest? Pack size? I was thinking ~5-6000 CI's? Right now I have a 4800 CI external frame that I use, and it seems slightly short of space.
Any/all help y'all can provide is greatly appreciated!