The back support, with dual aluminum stays and the thick materials make the pack too heavy. Granted the material will make it durable. The back panel and stays are suppose to handle heavy load, but the thin and insufficient shoulder straps make carrying heavy load tiring and painful. Placement of the shoulder straps is also uncomfortable for people with wide shoulders.
How do I remove the aluminum stays? I think the pack is too heavy with them .... Any help/instructions are appreciated. Thanks much.