Very nice set-up Papa Smurf, at 23.5oz I would say it's middle of the road, definitely not the heaviest that's out there. Also given the higher weight limit that it can support it is much more viable and useable for many. But depending on whom it would be supporting may make the determination as to is it heavy or not when compared to other offerings.
But for me, no I wouldn't carry it as I can carry one of two different set-up's that I have and it weigh much less, but still be very comfortable. And with the weight savings I can carry more libation, steak, bagels, snacks or whatever.
Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
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