Review by: toml, 2005-05-13
This is pretty much the perfect pack for those who are considering buying it (not for the average backpack user). I have used it extensively while mountaineering, ranging from winter mountaineering to the Himalaya. It performs very well, with things pared to the bare minimum, but no less. Even when filled to the gills the load stays out of the way.
Quibbles: the kangaroo pouch isn't very durable, I've put a fair number of little holes in it over the past 2 years. That being said, the rest of the pack is bombproof. Also, a sternum stram would be nice, just to keep the shoulder straps well behaved while 5th class climbing (they have simple straight foam padding inside so they tend to want to go in odd places).
Now if only it came in smaller sizes...