Did not fit! Neck wrecked!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased this and another Kelty backpack for a 5 day trip. I watched all available videos on fitting and wearing. I believed the bag was fit properly and went on the trip. During the first day, it was apparent that the bag was not fitting me properly. I am 6'1" and weight 240lbs. I have broad shoulders and the chest strap was very high on my chest, basically unusable. Day 2, mid way through the 7 mile hike, made further adjustments to remedy extreme neck pain. I ended up having to undo the straps that pull the shoulder straps down, fitting the bag closer to your torso size. This helped a little, but the neck pain remained. This made an already difficult 45 mile, 5-day hike a marathon of pain.
The pack was loaded with nearly 35 lbs. Everything I read led me to believe this pack would fit well, ride well, and have great ventilation.
Fit: 1 star
Ride: 1 star
Ventilation: 3 stars
As far as the storage goes, this pack does have great space for a trip of this length. I found myself wishing for more organization options in the outer pocket and top pockets. These both ended up being "catch alls."
Overall, I really wanted to like this pack. I'm disappointed.
Now passed the 30 day return policy, I'm stuck with a pack that doesn't fit well and causes extreme neck pain...