great pack

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bay Area Hiker from Bay Area, California on Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This is a great women-specific pack, thoughtfully designed, well-built, reasonably light for the features & capacity. Its maiden voyage was a three-days/nights backpack of nearly 40 miles, and though I'm neither a frequent backpacker (though I would like to do more) nor an obsessive gear-head, I did my research for a pack that would do the job and have enough "comfort"-type features without weighing a ton. This pack carried 30 lbs. so comfortably--I never felt any soreness, chafing, etc, in shoulders or hips, and the "Jetstream" ventilation on the back panel really works. A big plus for me is the way the hip belt tightens by pulling the straps in toward the body, which allows it to be cinched down tightly and transfer the weight load properly. The little stash pockets on the hip belt are a nice touch, too. Now if only it could have prevented the blisters...but that's another story.
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
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