weight is 12.43oz without the belt
35 is the max i would carry
I absolutely love this bag. I've taken it on about 6 trips so far with the longest being a 50 mile 4 nighter in Yosemite and I never felt beat up at the end of the day. It fit a 1-man tent, bag, pad, stove, extra fuel can, 700ml pot, a change of clothes and a layer of thermals, thermarest camp chair, Bearvault 450 full of food, water filter...all in the main compartment!!!! Trail mix, 1st aid, 100ft of paracord, multitool, iphone and general repair kit in the top pocket was maxed out. Sandals in one side pocket and shovel in the other. Rain layer and rain cover in the big stretch with room to spare. NOTHING strapped to the outside whatsoever!!!!! 35lbs is about what I would say the max is for this bag. With smart planning and packing I see no reason why you couldn't pack 6 nights in this baby. I wear a M/L and at a 32-33in waist I am just big enough to get the hip belt to tighten properly. I had a 70l Gregory before this and while its a great bag I just dont see the need for that much space or support. It is not the toughest built bag but at its weight I expect that. Here's a pic of it loaded for a 2 nighter in Dinky lakes. (before I upgraded to a prolite plus pad that fits in the main compartment
Just getting into climbing and wanted to increase my steez. Much more enjoyable than a standard pull up bar. Plus it looks sick over my door. I did snap one of the included screws during installation so you might want to predrill your holes.