OLD-SCHOOL COOL

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In re­sponse to M. John Fay­hee’s es­say about the virtues of ex­ter­nal frames (“Ex­ter­nal Grat­i­fi­ca­tion,” Novem­ber 2018), Peter Zies wrote in with a love let­ter to his own old-school pack, a World Fa­mous The Ever­est No. 228 that he bought 25 years ago. “With my ex­ter­nal, I can ac­cess any of its bil­lion pock­ets eas­ily and go right to the item I need with­out any fuss,” he said. “Even now, the packs that are lighter are so ane­mic that they can’t carry half of what mine can com­fort­ably.” Some things never go out of style.

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