User Review: Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack
Price Paid: $70
I got this as a lightweight addition to my pack collection. On a recent excursion, it performed in an unspectacular way. I'm still unsure exactly who this pack is marketed towards. OR explains it as a convertible stuff sack to summit pack, but who wants a 12 oz stuff sack.
I weighted the pack down with about 16 or so pounds - food, water, and all - and I felt this was a little much for the pack. I was using a z-rest to add support on the back, which helped a lot, but the shoulder straps are too lightly padded.
Also, my biggest complaint is the lack of a real waistbelt. The straps OR says can convert to a waistbelt lack the necessary anchors to do so.
With everything on the table, this pack makes too many sacrifices to be a wonder pack. It could also be that my Granite Gear pack has spoiled me though.