Load is well distributed in this pack
I absolutely LOVE this pack. I just got home from a 3 day backpacking trip with no sore spots. This is a very comfortable pack. This was my husband's first trip with his new osprey pack too, and he concurs. I am still getting used to the straps and buckles, pockets, etc, but overall I am happy with the purchase. It is definitely several steps up from my old Kelty.