Review by: mgoodro, 2005-04-04
I have an older version of this pack. It is is very comfortable under loads up to about 40lbs. The compression system is simple and functional. Load adjustment is very good. Torso adjustment is great, it sizes down small enough for my wife and up for me at 6'. The removable lid as hip pack is a nice touch, but I find I don't use it much. Two complaints: lack of a bottom zipper and weight; over 5 lbs is heavy for a 4500 cu in pack. This is a solid and functional first pack and a good value at under $140.