User Review: The North Face Ligero 35
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 35 L
Number of Pockets: 11
Max. Load Carried: 14 kg
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: php 8690
pack's got a lot of pockets (hint: you can use the space behind each hipbelt stretch-woven pocket because it's tight)
e-vap suspension system is literally a breeze: the back of your shirt may feel wet, but at least not hot, and it doesn't soak in water. a little movement at the back will ventilate air and you'll feel it.
suspension system works well too, especially the load lifters. a little adjustment balances the load between shoulders and hips.
chest strap may be too short.
the pe sheet's curvature may force you to be a little creative in packing (lay bottom items flat, and pack things near the top in upright cylinders), especially when using a hydration pack.
the design of the bottom doesn't enable the pack to stand upright when the main compartment's fully loaded. if you wish for it to stand up, you may need to insert a ground sheet or sleeping pad between the bottom compression straps.
side pockets can accommodate 1 L bottles but not 1.5 L ones. you may try sticking the 1.5s through the side-access (as opposed to top-access) side pockets but the bottles will protrude up front. or you may try sticking the 1.5's top (which i assume is narrow) into the top-access side pocket and securing the bottle's body using the side compression straps. the 1.5 should be bottom's up using this configuration.
location of top zippers is great for getting things while not wearing this pack, as i tend to orient the pack with the suspension towards me.
the top is directly attached to the body of the pack, so there are no ladder locks to loosen to add space between the top and body of the pack.
pack looks really sleek, but if you want extra room, you may also add a net by zigzagging thin dynamic rope through the attachment points of the side compression straps. you may also zigzag rope between the tool loops to create a net at the top of the pack.
do not load the front stretch-woven pocket with thick and/or heavy loads, as the stitching there is not strong enough.
pack cover is secured with stretching rope, which makes covering the pack easier to manage than using garterized pack covers.
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