was looking at the ultralight packs in this thread and got curious. My pack weighs in at at a whopping 86oz. Largest load I carried started off at around 70lbs. The pack held up, but I was exhausted. So if I ever retire the external frame, I'll probably look into something a little lighter...
just noticed, my pack is in the back of my profile picture.
Tangent, if you make it to the lakeshore hike I'll let you try out the arc blast for a few miles. It weights 16oz and rides like an external, which it is. I've tried different packs but always went back to my external. This pack was the perfect upgrade and when I wear it out I'll get another.
I'd like that. The kelty site says my pack weighs 4lbs 14 oz, but my scale said otherwise. It is an earlier model though.