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.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".