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Gear Review

1 5

Suspension Terrible

I love the design of this pack, but the suspension really doesn't work well for me. At first, I thought it felt cool and great. But upon using it on my ski mountaineering adventures, I realized this pack was terrible, at least for that application. Once it is loaded, it sways too much due to the pivoting suspension. It DOES NOT MOVE WITH YOU, instead it pulls you around in directions you don't want to go. If you want a pack that moves with you, choose one with a static suspension. I found the pack of my dreams in the Gregory FUSION LTS line up (Gregory and BD are now the same company by the way). I especially love the Torre and Serrac packs. They make heavy loads feel like a feather and most importantly, the packs move with me rather than knocking me off balance.

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It's understandable about the way the pack moves. This is not a pack designed for skiing or other high movement activities! The infinity is truly a backpacking backpack. The suspension does have a feature where you can "turn off" a lot of the movement by tightening the straps connecting pack body to hip strip, check it out.