User Review: Dana Design K2 Shortbed
Design: Top Loading External
Size: Large - approx. 4500
Number of Pockets: Main pocket/sl. bag comp. plus several ex. pockets
Max. Load Carried: 60 pounds
Height of Owner: 5'8" - 20" torso
Price Paid: $99 plus shipping
I bought this pack assuming it would be a serious upgrade from the two packs I've been using recently (Camp Trails Denali and Kelty Super Tioga). Upon examination I was immediately impressed with its tank-like ruggedness. This ruggedness however comes with a price: weight. I loaded up the pack with 60 pounds of gear and spent a lot of time adjusting the torso length etc. to my body to get it just right but discovered, much to my amazement, that it never felt comfortable no matter what I tried. Over the course of two weeks I compared the Dana to my Camp Trails and Kelty packs carrying the same load. Now I love my Denali and Super Tioga even more! The Dana always felt heavy and cumbersome while the Kelty and Camp Trails always felt light and balanced. Many people would think I'm nuts, but I sent it back.