Re: Go in Light and Come out Heavy - Which Pack?
Another one for the Dana, I have a pre-Marmot Astralplane that has done great on some 130+ loads. I would like a better suspension at times so have had my eye on a Mystery Ranch, an updated version of the original Dana Designs.
If I had a bottomless wallet I might look at a McHale, they seem to have a small, dedicated following.
I like the idea of the Stone Ridge Terminus, it is light and looks like it tested tough. A bit less weight is good if it does not sacrifice strength. I often go through my Dana trying to find what I forgot in it only to realize it is just heavy.
I know Barney's out of Anchorage has a good following, heavy but tough.