Small Investment, Great Pack
I recently completed a seven day, forty-three mile backpack in the Colorado mountains using my new GoLite Odyssey. It was great dropping 1.5 pounds just by changing backpacks. This was an experiment discovering how the numerous adjustments effected the overall carry. I found it more comfortable not using the sternum strap due to the shoulder straps are not as beefy as those on heavier packs & therefore dug into my shoulders a bit. The webbing is smaller & lighter weight but seem to be tightly secured, holding everything in place. The bottom sleeping bag compartment is accessible from both inside or outside the pack. The smaller, self-sealing, weatherproof zippers kept all rain & moisture out. It would be nice to have a zippered map pouch underneath the top compartment but saving weight is what this pack is all about. I had more than enough room for nine days out. Taking all things into consideration, this is a great pack for size, weight, & overall investment.