I tried it out in the shop, it didnt really feel right on me no matter how I adjusted it. I have a long torso tho. I used the moray pack for awhile, it was a nice medium size. I sold it to buy a bigger 80L pack that I can always half fill and strap tight.
Hi John, if your looking for a good day pack check out the British Army Patrol packs. Haven't seen them over here but anyway IMO they are hard to beat. 30litres, two side pockets, two pockets in the top, draw string closer, lashing points etc etc. If your interested i'll post some pics of mine.
i agree, i use a 120ltre british army bergen short back version its water proof and holds loads! the good thing is you can take off the 2 side pouches so you dont always have to carry the whole thing for light trips plus each side pouch is a 10ltre day sack with shoulder straps so its three bags in one.
hey ryan,i brought the bergen in uk where i live at the mo. my brother terry smith (also a bushcraft member)told me you can get them from kiwi disposals at about $300 but i payed about $150! the uksas use the short back version they are the best pack! i am hopefully coming to nz at the end of next year so if you want to wait for one i could prob bring one for ya at about the same cost? il put a few pics on so you can see k.
I suspect theres more to it than your long torso Ryan .Just looking at the photos ,I'd judge by it's short squat shape that it has been designed to sit high on the soldiers back so as to leave clearance for the belt kit underneath.