User Review: Arc'teryx Bora 95 (Short)
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 70 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'4
Price Paid: 380 (Cdn)
Definitely the most comfortable and well-built pack I've ever been burdened with. The capacity of the short version is 86 litres as opposed to the 95 litres in the standard size - sad to say I don't know the conversion to cu. in. but the difference in capacity is roughly equal to 1/3 of a daypack. Like everyone else I just HAVE to rave about how comfortable the hip belt and back panels are, even if the knees take some (lots!) abuse from a big load.
One extremely insignificant complaint: though it comes with two ice-axe loops, it only comes with one velcro strap to hold the shaft of the ice-tool or axe. I ended up making my own make-shift strap with some webbing for my second tool which is good enough for now and I'm sure I can most likely buy another velcro strap. Not a big deal, but I did find that interesting.
Plus another added bonus for having a pack this size for someone with my (lack of) stature - it can be used as an emergency bivy sack! :-)