I am debating packs. One pack I am considering is a CDT.
I am a teacher and my camping window is pretty much summer time. As such, my base weight is pretty light ~9 lbs including a 2.5 lb walmart special pack. I do, however, drink and carry more water than most (usually head out with 3 litres). Most of my trips are 2-4 days at a time.
I meet the weight recs for the CDT. However, being a hammock camper, I do not carry a pad to create a pack frame. Do any of y'all nice folks use a CDT with just the included pad and no other structure? If so, how does it work?