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dvs3105254 wrote a question about on June 20, 2009

What is the average amount of weight that is carried in a pack of this size? I am 6 ft. 150 pds., but because I have a back injury, I doubt that I could handle a pack of this size. How stable is it when fully loaded and strapped in? I find that the larger the pack and the greater the weight the more important it is to have wider and thicker shoulder and waist belts.

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dvs3105254 wrote an answer about on May 20, 2009

Don Bowie (see post above) said that he took these up to Camp 2 on K2. That's 6700 meters (22,000 ft.). I have the El Sportiva Glacier and use these with great satisfaction when I hike the winters down into the Grand Canyon. They are comfort to the extreme, even though my feet are a bit wide and easily get cold, but not with Patagonia liners and Smart wool socks. I normally wear a 10.5 running shoe and a 44 La Sportiva is a perfect fit! No break-in was needed.

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