Benjamin C.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Exos 34 Backpack - 1900-2200cu in on September 22, 2009
WOW this pack is light!!! I normally carry a REI Flash 18 for all day hikes, and I definitely push its capacity, and the lack of a real hip belt can really kill my shoulders after 12-15 miles.
With the Exos 34 i definitely have a little more room than i need, but this will surely fill up once winter comes. The hip belt isn't made for a 40-50lb load, but for the 25-30lbs that this pack is made for it is perfect. Of course the ventilated back is great, especially here in Arizona, you can really feel a nice cool breeze sneak between you and your pack, SWEET!
I am still a little worried about the durability of the buckles and cinch straps, so i always carry at least an extra hip buckle with me. So far though, no problems, it might just all be in my head.