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4 5

A few design flaws, but I love it anyway

No, it's not a cuben fiber half pound super ultralight bag. It's also not particularly comfortable with a 30+ pound load, but it's an incredibly comfortable bag with great storage & usability for lightweight/ultralight hikers.
I've used this bag almost a year for a 300 mile backpacking trip, grocery shopping & hauling 30 racks (which just squeezes in there) into the woods (& cans out, of course). It's my go to bag for most things, being high volume, but light. It's been rubbed on rocks & chucked across a parking lot, which I was upset about, with only 2 small tears.
Flaws- The large, which I needed, had a hip belt that would not cinch down to my 30-32 inch waist & the shoulder straps are really long. Clearly designed for much larger men than I, although I feel 6' 160lbs is in the reasonable user range. I cut & reattached the hip belt without the extra length.
The gel pockets are so pointless, but I've yet to chop them off.
Ice axe loops? I wish Osprey just put 2 small loops that could then accept some webbing for ice ax loops. I cut them off anyway.
Compression straps on the side are pretty tough to pull being so small. I cut them off since I never used them anyway.
For the cash, a great light pack with a great guarantee. Just be ready to bust out the scissors, needle & thread.