User Review: Mountainsmith Day
Price Paid: $25 for strapettes
I have had this pack for a while now and have never got it to sit right. I used it for school and would always find it giving me a pressure point somewhere around my shoulder blade no matter how I adjusted the straps. It also would never hug my waist, how I feel lumbar packs should, the straps would loosen constantly with each step.
The storage is also integrated very weird, the compression straps run right over where you are supposed to load! I also thought it was a bit weird to have the main strap on the backside of the bag, which allows your load to kind of slump out and drag you down.
I'm not happy with it, I don't recommend it, something from timbuk2 would be a better investment.
Update: February 1, 2011
I redact my earlier comment as far as Mountainsmith making a bad bag. I have since taken the advice of another reviewer and bought the strapettes instead of using it messenger style and I am in love with it!!!
It was never an issue of cargo space, just how it rode, but now with the strapettes it is seriously my comfiest bag! I feel bad that my others won't get used as much anymore.
So if you are going to invest in this bag awesome! DO NOT use it as a messenger, spend the extra cha-ching and buy the strapettes.