poachers are great.
I purchased the poacher with a 4 day trip into the Kalalau valley on the north shore of Kauai in mind as well as a season full of backcountry powder. I carried 30 lbs over 22 miles of up and down no problem. The poacher handled it. I'm looking forward to a season of skiing starting in January when I leave Hawaii. Only the best reviews for my pack. Loved all the pockets to stash small stuff and the rear entry. Also loved how the straps suck down tight so not to get caught on the airport conveyor belts. Great pack.