User Review: McHale Inex Alpineer
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 75lbs
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $500
I spent a lot of time looking for the right backpack. I used to use ALICE packs in the Army and always wished I could find a pack that fit right and didn't try to pull me over backwards when loaded. I tried the Dana and almost gave up on internal frames because of it. Then, I found out about McHale and decided to try one. I loaded it up with all my camping/caving gear and couldn't believe how well it felt. It felt better with 75lbs than the Dana did with 45lbs. The hip belt really allows you to put the entire load on your hips without slipping. You can also adjust the suspension straps without pulling the shoulder straps up where they pinch.
This pack is spendy, but it's custom-made to fit your body and is the only pack I know of that still let's you stand up straight with a full load. I don't recommend loading this pack to its capacity though, it's designed to carry 100lbs.