Comfy and Rugged, turns 30lbs into 15
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I never imagined that I would say this about a pack, but the BD Epic 45 is so comfortable that I plan trips just so I can have an excuse to use it. It's that good.
It is loaded with a ton of features. I notice something new every time I put it on (did you know there is a whistle built into the chest buckle?). To be honest, I doubt that most people who choose this pack, myself included, will ever use this thing to its full potential. It can do almost anything that could be expected of a pack. Most importantly, it will keep you comfortable and on your feet no matter where you are or what you are doing.
If you have yet to try out a BD pack designed with the ErgoACTIV system, do so. You will be impressed. The way it distributes the weight of the load and allows your torso to move freely is incredible. After using this pack, I can't believe I was satisfied with anything else.
I'm a medium sized guy, 5'10", and the medium fits me superbly well. Great fit, easily adjustable, amazing pack overall. Oh, and that Cobalt blue is BLUE. Still loving it.