Sierra Designs Backpacks
4.7 out of 5 based on 1 user reviews.
|The half-stay and framesheet suspension was impressive. As an owner and long-time user of a Dana Designs Terraplane, I am a historic fan of single-stay/frame sheet suspension designs. In all fairness, I was intrigued to see how the half-stay and framesheet suspension would perform during my early visual inspection of the pack. I was initially concerned by the overall flex of the framesheet. In the end, I felt the half-stay and frame sheets did an OUTSTANDING job transferring weight to the hip-belt. Movement was good and overall I felt this pack could carry a decent weight load.|
The shoulder harnesses were SUPERB! Rarely can I say that I experienced no discomfort from shoulder straps but that was the case with the Discovery. Padding was superb and the die-cut ventilation slots were very much appreciated.
The hip-belt was sufficiently rigid which allowed for good weight transfer without hip-belt sag. The length of the hip-belt was perfect and the hip-belt pockets were SUPERB! This design on the pockets should be carried over to the full line of SD packs!
The pack design was very nice. Straps were kept to a minimum.
The overall pack durability was surprising. My visual inspection of the pack before use left me feeling good about the durability of the pack.