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    Moondoggy's Avatar
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    Go Lite or Ula large

    I'm looking for a ultralight pack new or used for a tall man that can hold 30-35 lbs of gear comfortably.
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    Moondoggy

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    Have you had your torso professionally measured? If not, get it done before buying a pack. Then have it done again to make sure it's correct. Don't make the mistake of thinking you need a large frame back because you're tall. It happens a lot more than you think it does.
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    Yes I'm a 20" torso ! I have several packs but have not found the pack since I converted to internal frame! I would love to find a goLite or ULA setup that would fit on my external frame !
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    Moondoggy

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    your going to be hard pressed to find a UL pack that will hold 30-35LBS

    Most UL packs don't ride well with weights over 25lbs ... just something to think about as well
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    I wish I could get my weight down that low but I love to have the creature comforts !
    High ground is dry ground!
    Moondoggy

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    Kifaru has an ultra lite pack that will support that weight. They have it in 3 different sizes, 3700 5200 and 7000 i believe. The 3700 ci holds up to 70lbs. Google it, lots of pics of pacs on website.

    Randy

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    IMO you're not going to be happy with an ultralight (which means frameless) pack with those weights! I have 10 packs, half of them frameless, and I'm convinced that's outside the laws of physics.

    If you want to cut down your weight, work on the contents of your pack, not the pack. If you are successful with that endeavor, then and only then, look for a new pack.
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    If you're interested in a ULA pack, I suggest headed to Mount Rogers Outfitters in Damascus, VA. They're about an hour and 45 minutes from Radford. They carry ULA packs in stock, but, if you're not going lower than 30-35 pounds (hopefully including food and water), I wouldn't recommend anything smaller than the Circuit.

    I'm curious why you say you can't go lower than 30-35 pounds on your load. Is it can't or won't? Big difference between the two. Do you hike to camp or camp to hike? Personally, it's all about the hike for me, the camp is just incidental. I keep my weight as low as possible so I can cover more ground during the day while I'm hiking. I don't know what my pack weight is because I don't weigh my pack, but I do know it's comfortable on my back. For the record, I carry a ULA Catalyst.
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    If you are 20" you might want to try on a ULA pack first. I'm 20" also and ordered a medium circuit and it works for me.

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    Moondoggy, ULA recommends a medium pack for torsos between 18" and 21".
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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