I'm planning a thru hike of the AT. Will...
I'm planning a thru hike of the AT. Will this pack do the job?
Depends on how much you plan to haul. I would lay out all your gear, and then based on that see if you want a bag this small, or something more around the 50L+ range.
Damn straight it'll get the job done. This is one of the more popular packs on the AT. It rides great, packs well, and is extremely comfortable. Check out my review on this page for more info on this pack relating to the AT.
This is the only pack you should take with you on the AT...everything else is overkill. Once you are about a month in, your pack weight is sub 30's with three days of food and 1.5 liters of water. You have only the necessities you need to survive and this pack carries it comfortably. Trust me, I hiked the AT and this thing is peeeeerfect.