User Review: U.S. Armed Forces ALICE Pack
Are you people nuts? I carried a "tick" for years. At the end of special forces selection I had cuts into my back from the kidney pad and waist belt. I still have the scars to this day.
This pack is designed for the jungle and not the AT. It doesn't go above the base of the neck so soldiers with helmets could look up when they were laying down with it on, and so they wouldn't be caught up with vines and other plant life when going off the trail.
Consequently the load goes out from your back in a horizontal line rather than up and you will HAVE to bend over to counter balance the load. A nonadjustable one size fits all frame? REALLY? Unless your exactly 5' 10" your screwed.
It sucks. Don't buy it unless you're broke. Actually don't buy it at all.