I've had a few questions about the Mystery Ranch NICE frame w/BVS. The BVS or Bolstered Ventilation System works well whether your using this frame with body armor or without body armor. The bolsters add side to side stability when the pack is heavy. The bolsters ride outboard far enough that I don't really feel them under normal circumstances. This frame is incredibly comfortable and..yes, there are many packs that will work on this frame, including the venerable Alice pack.
Last edited by canteen boy; 11-09-2012 at 14:03..