Hi, Does the aluminum frame feel weird in a daypack? I am concerned it will be too stiff and not conform to my back. Also, I am getting it for hiking and just daily carrying stuff. Any thoughts?
DENNIS C I've had this pack for awhile and have used it from zoo trips with the family to fully loaded day hikes. If you just need something to pack a couple sweaters and a sandwich, then any pack will do. You will notice some stiffness with a light load but it's not discomforting. If you want to carry any significant weight comfortably, this pack is a joy. So if you need something for both situations, it's the latter that matters. I've also found the outside pocket with the cinch straps much more useful than I anticipated. Bottom line...highly recommended, especially at current pricing.
JAMIE S Personally, no. I have no problem with the frame in the pack. I use this pack for everything from hiking to carrying books in for school, and the frame doesn't feel awkward at all to me. Best day pack I've bought