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Gear Review

3 5

Solid Pack that could be improved.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like this pack, it does great on 3-5 day outings. The ergo active hip belt makes for nice free movement while still keeping the load off the shoulders. That being said there are a couple of small improvements that would bump this pack up to a definite 5 stars. First an alternate entry point to the main compartment would be awesome. I understand the simplicity BD was going for with only the top entry point but it is very frustrating when you have to unload your whole pack because something has managed to slip to the bottom while you were hiking. A single bottom or side entry point would be very convenient without detracting from the sleek contour of the pack. My 2nd complaint probably stems from me expecting too much from the pack but the padding on the shoulders is a little thin and you can feel the heavier loads as the day wears on. More padding on the shoulders would go far to make heavy loads much more bearable. I tend to use this pack as my do everything pack and its just not quite as versatile as I would have hoped. By no means is this a bad pack, I definitely recommend it for shorter trips. If you are looking for a pack to do it all, however, I can't say the infinity would be my first recommendation.