Mountain Girl 101wrote a review of Mountain Hardwear BMG 105L Backpack on February 18, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am 5' 6" and 150 lb lady with a small waist and broad shoulders. I took this s/m pack on a 22 day traverse of Denali from Wonder Lake to the Kahiltna. This pack was loaded with 80 pounds for the first 3 days of tundra hiking. We had trained with 60 pounds in it and it was ok. But after the 1st day my hipbones were visibly bruised. If I tightened the hipbelt enough to take the pressure off my shoulders, I got nauseous. If I loosened the hip belt enough to not be nauseous and tightened the shoulder straps, my diaphragm compressed and I couldn't breath. The other girl with me had the same pack and experienced the same results. The two guys with us traded to relieve us and cursed the whole time. The shoulder straps are the same as my 45 L pack, as is the hip belt. The side compression straps won't hold skis well because they are too big and the skis slide forward and back. The buckles are fragile and break quickly. The brain is so large you loose things in it. The old version was worlds better, why was it changed?