Steffany F.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Altra Backpack 62 - Women's - 3783-4394cu in on June 18, 2010
I recently purchased this pack and really wanted to love it, after all I was willing to pay $375 for it. The pack just was not a comfortable fit for me. I am 5'5 and 125 lbs and no matter what adjustments I made I couldn't make it ride well. It may fit somebody else perfectly.
Pros: Front access makes getting to gear really easy without messing up the rest of your pack and hip belt had a lot of cushioning
Cons: Tiny hydration compartment which is located on the side of the pack in a zipper compartment which I thought could make for tough load balancing, the pivoting hip belt squeaked (probably just needed grease)
All in all if the pack were comfortable for me I probably would have kept it but still wasn't as great as I expected from the reviews I have read from magazines and other websites.