How does the hip belt padding compare to the North Face El Lobo? I bought the el lobo and the padding comes too far around front, and is too thick - to the point if I high step (climbing stairs) my quad hits against the hip padding and jabs into my ab's.... the crestone doesn't do this, so I am wondering if the zealot does this?
GEORGE G I can't recall the El Lobo exactly, but as I recall, they are very similar. The Zealot 70 has a thick/tall (just under 5") hip belt. I noticed it too during high steps up steep climbs. It didn't bother me too much, but I could see it bothering others.