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David wrote a review of on July 11, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've gone through several small, lightweight packs looking for a great day-hiker as well as one that could be used for one day alpine climbs such as Mt. Hood in Oregon. This pack fits the bill 99.9%. The front strap water bottle pockets allow me to leave the hydro bladder at home. It has carry loops for ice axes and enough space for gear and a small rope. The roll top allows you to expand or reduce capacity as needed. The only thing keeping it from being 100% or 5 stars are the stupid roll top buckles. They are one way buckles meaning they only click together one way. So if you've got the opening rolled up and it is not aligned, you either have to do another roll or unroll to have the buckle correctly lined up. Not a deal breaker by any means, but I can't figure out why they would ever consider using that type of buckle. Otherwise, it is pretty much perfect. My goal is to see if I can get everything in it for an overnighter--then I would truly have achieved ultralight status :-)