Originally Posted by gamthos
yeah have looked at them. Is it worth the cash? I really don't like getting pack over the net due to not being able to try it out. And don't want to be tracked of what i buy. Would rather go and pay cash if you know what i mean. but i am looking at the v90 if i where to get one.
Give Eberlestock a direct call, they have been very helpful when I've called them. If you are a non averaged shape person, give them your measurements and they may be able to help you decide if you need a smaller or larger waist belt. Also I'm pretty sure you can pay them via a USPS money order. Which of course you can purchase from the post office with cash. Then if necessary, have it shipped to an alternate address such as a rented private mailbox. A PMB costs about 15 bucks a month. Use it for other online purchases, most vendors will happily accept payment via USPS money order and ship to a PMB. Just don't ever have any official mail ever sent to the PMB such as bank docs, DMV, medical, etc. Depending on where you live and what PMB vendors are available, it may be possible to open the box using an alias that you can also ship your packages under that name. A casual little green envelope still has clout in many places in my experience.
As far as trying it on first, that's something you'd have to either find another user near you with the V90 pack to try on your body. Alternatively you can simply purchase it, if you don't like it you send it back and eat a little on the shipping cost.
Additionally Santana Outdoors in AZ is an Eberlestock dealer, they have great customer service in my handful of experiences, and I believe they ship most items of more significant cost for free. For first time customers they may even give you a small 5-10% discount, just kindly ask. Plus they often have free bonuses with Eberlestock packs such as a weapons carrier or hydration bladder. I'm pretty sure they'd take your order over the phone and wait until a USPS MO arrives to ship your items.
The Eberlestock V90 seems like a well R&D'd pack. I haven't tried one on myself, but I have many of their products and they are very well made and fit nicely. There are many other users on this board whom are very happy with their purchases of other packs from the line, perhaps they'll chime in.