Osprey's website says this pack should be...
Osprey's website says this pack should be able to pack about 15-20 lbs. Has anyone maxed out the weight in this pack? At what weight does this pack start to suffer or the shoulder straps begin to bite? I have heard reports that claim the pack is uncomfortable over 10 pounds (which is pretty light considering the 3L of water is 6.6 lbs already).
Also, would I be able to fit a padded DSLR camera, zoom lens, rain coat and a few spare items in the main compartment? How big of a water bottle can the side pockets securely hold (500/750/1000mL)?
You need to figure for the weight in the 3L of water for sure. I haven't maxed out this pack, but the hip and shoulder straps are not beefy enough to hold more than 25 lbs total weight comfortably.