I really wanted this to work.
Amazing pack, and all of the straps are excessively long and can be trimmed to normal lenghts for more weight saving. I really wanted this to work. Loaded it up with 25#, and it's like the hip belt would rotate down in the back, and I would end up with more weight than I wanted on my shoulders. The vented backpanel was great in the desert at Guadelupe Mountains NP, but I kept tightening the hip belt to try to get it to work, and it felt like the 1/2" strap would cut me in half. Maybe it's just my build, a buddy tells me it works great for him.