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Atlas Packs Athlete
Important: Choose the Adventure or Athlete hip belt – otherwise you will have literally no padding on your hips. I don’t recommend using the bag without a hipbelt either. The Adventure belt is more comfortable as it provides two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle – it’s also bigger and bulkier.
My BW will be right around 10 pounds and I imagine that’s light enough for good comfort. Any comments on the pack and especially the newer one with Ultra 200 would be greatly appreciated! I’m also comparing it against the Palante Desert Pack.
Atlas Packs Athlete
I also purchased a Capture Clip from Peak Designs which allows you to fix the camera to the shoulder strap in place while hiking – a great addition to this pack.
I’m trying to get my gear into UL territory and need a new pack. I’m strongly considering the LiteAF 35L curve/Fast Track and was hoping someone on here can give feedback on it? I haven’t been able to find many reviews on it. My BW will be right around 10 pounds and I imagine that’s light enough for good comfort. Any comments on the pack and especially the newer one with Ultra 200 would be greatly appreciated! I’m also comparing it against the Palante Desert Pack
(It’s the only pack here without a hipbelt, but you can buy one for $8 and 1.1 more ounces.) The narrow pack shape keeps loads from shifting, though one tester did report some barreling with a large bear can. The Curve Fast-Track-Pack also boasts more pockets than most packs in its weight class: two mesh side pockets, a unique, easy-access trash pocket along the pack’s base, two shoulder-strap pockets, and a mesh shove-it pouch add another 10 liters to the 35-liter main packbag
I'm not tall or beefy-bodied. So I'm going to just relay what my tall, lankier friend with relatively wide shoulders recommended. He said that he has not regretted the LiteAF bag he purchased which has the best shoulder straps of any pack he has tried. He said a lot of other packs the straps dig into his shoulders and the width and generous padding of LiteAF make them superior to all others