Thanks again for all your feedback! Well I couldn't seem to wait until this weekend to see both packs in person and ended up ordering an Ohm 2.0. Chris was amazing. He answered all of my questions over a period of three days with responses every day. Knowing I had an upcoming hike he was even able to get it shipped to me in 2 days! Crazy awesome customer service. I took it out the other day for a test drive loaded down with 25 lbs. 5 mile hike and the pack was flawless. I love this pack! Top quality construction and the more I use it the more I realize how well thought out this pack is. every pocket, compartment and overall layout of the pack is prescriptively everything I've liked from a number of different packs all pulled into one. Love this thing. Thanks again for all your responses and suggestions! I think I'll be enjoying this pack for many many miles to come. Although I've never had any experience with the original ohm. I must say the new hip belt system on the Ohm 2.0 from the larger packs is amazing. It really distributes the load very well and very comfortably.