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Extension Collar A piece of fabric (usually nylon) that allows a person to over-stuff their pack beyond the top of the primary fabric.
External Frame Pack A backpack that uses supports (usually aluminum or plastic) on the outside of the pack, that it, outside the fabric, to support it's weight. The external frame pack is believed to provide greater comfort by keeping the pack away from the body, thus allowing cooling to occur.
Eyelet Usually used when discussing boots, meaning a small hole or opening sometimes surrounded by metal. In most hiking related usage, this is the hole through which your bootlaces are threaded.

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