Does this pack strain your back? I'll be using it for steep hikes and I don't want it to seem like I'm carrying more than I am on my back.
LYNN J P.S This pack has no frame so you do need to be careful how you pack it, otherwise you'll have things poking you in the back
LYNN J The answer depends really on how much you intend to carry. This is a very lightweight pack with no waist belt. The shoulder straps, like the entire pack is made of silnylon. It is designed to bring along on a multi-day trip as a summit or side trip pack when you might not want to leave your larger pack at your tent. This is what I use mine for and I have a sturdier, more durable pack for day hiking.