With the gregory I was leaving town I was right at the weight limit. Maybe just over until I eat dinner that night. That might have helped. They didn't seem surprised when I told them what went wrong. Apparently it happens a lot.

I have a gearskin. It is a nice pack, just can be a pain to pack. I use it from time to time now when I want to do a super light overnight or someone needs to borrow a pack.

I have been using my vapor trail for most trips now. I really like the simpleness of it. A big ruck sack with 2 outside pockets. When I get the chance to do another long hike I will either get the ozone or golite makes a pack that is around 3.5 pounds and rated over 40 lbs.