Getting geared up for a day hike tomorrow with the saint. (My lovely lady.) We plan to do mount Moosilauke. I had to get a new pack and EMS was having a really good sale. I went with the Gregory Z40. Check it out. Gregory Z40 So far I am very happy with it. It is a great long day or overnight back. It has 3 access points to the the main compartment making it easy to get important things out of it. It also has a built in rain fly. Very nice. Can’t wait to try it out on the trail tomorrow. We plan on doing the beaver brook trail which is steep. Tomorrows forecast is looking very good though so I think we will be all set.