User Review: GoLite Men's Pinnacle
Design: Internal Foam Stay Top loading
Number of Pockets: Two mesh pockets and one big front pocket
Max. Load Carried: 30 lb
Height of Owner: 5'9
I have written other reviews on this pack in 2007. This is a follow up after more than one year.
I have used the pack on several day trips and trips on 2-5 days long. I still like the pack very much although now I found a weakness with the pack.
I used it on a 5 day hike in Northern Minnesota last October. On day 3 we had a heavy rain the whole day and through the night. I used a rain cover but as predicted things get damp. Perhaps I didn't pack as carefully as usual because of the conditions with the heavy downpour.
My pack started to become less comfortable as the day wore on. I couldn't understand why until I had a look at it late in the evening in the tent. It turned out to be the foam that had bent and the weight of course wasn't hanging on my hips but was all on my shoulders.
I have now done a home-made modification to the foam stay that can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/88313186@N00/?saved=1
I have not tried this modification yet but I can follow up with review in the future. The modification didn't add much weight.