sportnoob Posted September 3, 2014 Share Posted September 3, 2014 (edited) An earlier thread I posted asking about the cilogear 45 got a response suggesting I check out the 30:30, which hadn't been on my radar. Can anyone with experience weigh in on the 30:30 vs the 40B? It looks like the 40B has a little more width and therefore volume. Outdoorgearlab's online review more or less says the 30:30 straps and belt aren't very comfortable when the pack is loaded, which is why I am interested in the 40. The pack would be for climbing situations where I approach the night before, bivy, and then strip the pack to climb before returning to camp. I'd also like it if it worked for carry-over climbs that aren't technically very hard for me. For both of these reasons, I'm thinking a more "real" hipbelt would be nice when the pack is loaded (my big reservation about the 30:30). Any suggestions of other packs of similar design? I don't like the BD Speed swing arm thing, seems gimmicky and weird. Haven't tried the Patagonia Ascensionist 45, but am wary of the closure design and like to not be a "first adopter" in case it ends up being weird / sucky. I want a removable hipbelt, which rules out the Cold Cold World Chernobyl. I'm asking as it's not easy to do a try-before-you-buy thing with Cilogear. Edited September 3, 2014 by sportnoob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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