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I am potentially about to purchase either a DD Glacier or a DD Terraplane, and I wanted to get some opinions as to which folks preferred and why. I have read the reviews on this website and others, and universally the Terraplane gets good reviews while the Glacier on one site has some negative reviews.
I have researched the suspensions for both and it appears that both should support a load of 50# which is about the max I ever, ever, carry, and that is only when I will be out for a week or more. I currently have a Marmot Terraplane but it is a large and I really need a medium.
I am really looking for a pack that supports well. I generally pack fairly light, but I have tried packs from Kelty, Gregory, Arcteryx, Osprey, REI, etc. and none provides the comfort of the Marmot despite the size being slightly off.
When I am going out for a short trip or during the summer, my go to pack is a Osprey Aether 60 pre-2005 model with the sewn in hipbelt. This pack has the fiberglass stays that mold to my back (very nice), and make contact over my entire back. I get a similar fit with the Marmot, and so my thought is that a correctly fit DD pack will do the same.
I have even considered going back to an external, but have not found one I like despite finding some DD externals and an Gregory Evolution.
Preferences as to either pack (Glacier or Terraplane), or perhaps another suggestion?