User Review: ULA Equipment Catalyst
Price Paid: $250
Have only used this for one trip so far, but I carried two tents (3 children and wife), Kelty down sleeping bag, Therm-a-rest ProLite 4 pad, stove and fuel canister, water purifier, 3 liter Platypus, change of clothes, food, and misc. equipment for a total of 34 pounds easily.
It rode well, the hand loops were a lifesaver since I didn't have trekking poles (gave me something to do with my hands, helped with my balance, and rested the rest of my body), and it was pretty easy to adjust.
The only complaint was that there wasn't much ventilation for my back, but you can't have everything.
Overall, it was a great pack, and I would recommend it for everyone. And I almost forgot, if you call the number for the company, you get the owner, and he will talk about anything you want to talk about, give you pointers, and customize the pack for you if you ask.