still made it in 37 days...i loved every minute ....Yeah, I agree... no matter how many online reviews you read, there is no substitute for direct personal experience. Every single person & body is built different, and you ALWAYS have to try on a pack yourself before you truly know it's for you.
Absolutely. It doesn't take much to understand this if one thinks about it. Someone around 70 kg carrying around 7 kg bare weight is going to require far less volume that someone around 105 kg and carrying maybe 10 kg bare. That is nearly 50% more, and one might expect that to be reflected in the size of the packs that might be needed to carry the different loads.
Another reason to spend money to save 500g? I figure I should lose the weight and save my pennies, but oh is this ever tempting. Then again, they haven't "pinked it" up! I really need to have a Camino "garage equipment sale" and keep buying new stuff.
Osprey Lumina 60. Extremely light weight.Hi all,
I've been having a hard time finding a backpack that I like. I've been a regular at the Denver REI trying all sorts of packs! I've bought a few, loaded them with 20-23lbs of rice/water and have walked about 100+ miles with each one. My problem is they seem to be limited to Osprey and Gregory in the 30-40liter range. Wondering if there are other stores that I should visit for a wider selection? Are there other brands out there I should consider? Anyone in Denver area got a store recommendation besides REI?
Osprey Sirrus 36- the SM/M is too big, the XS/S is too small
Osprey Temptest 40- when loaded feels really bad on the shoulders
Gregory J38- too tight in shoulder area
Deuter 32liter- hated it