These Packs are specifically made for long distance hiking The design is informed by my own experience hiking The Pacific Crest trail as well as thousands of miles beyond.
The materials and construction methods are informed by my experience as a smokejumper where we designed and constructed our own equipment and used it under the most demanding conditions.
These designs are under the prototype phase and I hope to get them out on the trail this summer.
If you would like to test one out please contact me and I will get one to you. I am requesting that the tester commit to putting at least 500 miles on them this summer (hopefully a lot more) and that they fill out a questionaire upon completion. I will be selling them for $75 shipped to compensate for materials but you get to keep the pack forever and get a discount on a new pack of the final design.
Also, if you would like to test a pack short term i will be sending a set around and you can spend a couple of weeks testing them and then send them on to the next tester