Rated 3 out of
back panel fit well and provided nice support, but the hipbelt was too wimpy to hold a 40lb loadThe pack fit very well. The molded back panel curved in the right places and took the load off of your shoulders nicely. The shoulder straps curved and fit the female body nicely. I will say adjusting the shoulder straps to the correct length was a bit of a hassle, but once adjusted they were fine. Lots of compression straps, I dare say almost too many, and plenty of volume inside. ,,Unfortunately, I'm sending this pack back because the hip belt was not up to the task of supporting the pack with 40lbs in it. The back panel is attached to the hip belt by a single pivoting bolt. Nice concept for allowing shifting, but the hip belt has no structure to it at all, so all the weight of the pack pushes the hip belt down in that one spot. As a result the belt in the front is practically pulling up on your stomach as opposed to pushing down on your hips.