By lawrence.z1796210 September 19, 2009
The hip-belt lumbar support is poorly designed: under a heavy load it literally gave me a blister/pressure sore on my sacrum. To relieve the pressure I rolled up some socks and taped them with duct tape to either side of the lumbar support.
I also had to put more weight on the shoulder straps then I usually do and got blisters on my collar bones!
The pack does OK when carrying a modest weight: but the whole idea of this pack is that it's supposed to let you carry a lot of stuff.
A minor point: the ice axe loop elastics pulled out of their retainers with the first use.
Overall this is unfortunate because I otherwise like the pack design for mountaineering.
Nailed It? 1 Yes
- 840D Nylon, 315D Cordura nylon
- 6200cu in (102L)
- 2 Aluminum stays, framesheet, molded back panel
- Hydration Compatible:
- Torso Adjustment:
- Detachable Pack:
- Sleeping Bag Compartment:
- Rain Cover:
- Access Types:
- [External] 1 front, 1 lid, 2 side
- Snowboard Carry:
- Ski Carry:
- Gear Loops:
- Ice Axe Loops:
- Shovel Pocket:
- 6lb 2oz (2790g)
- Recommended Use:
- Mountaineering, guiding, backpackpacking
- Manufacturer Warranty: