This pack helps with the weight. Since I’m not ultralight, I need a pack to carry the volume I need and the weight. This pack carries loads between 30 and 60 lbs. It’s a bit heavy itself, but if it’s 2-3 pounds more than the really lightweight ones… then I just lost 3 pounds in the past week so that makes up for it
Heidi also snagged an Osprey pack and we still have to decide on a pack for Chantal. I’ll test this one out on my local walks and hikes and also camping this year. I’m in the process of packing it and deciding on where things should go inside.