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Hope everyone is doing well, I plan to buy a backpack around 60 liters and would like a little help from others. I have been using a Gregory Savant 48, and can take it out for about 2 days with 3 day emergency food. I need a little bigger for my plan John Muir trip in 2 years. I have a few things that are very important for myself. My field of view, I would prefer a wider pack so when looking around I see as little as possible of my pack, I know I will see some. I tend to use bottles more than bladders and if I use a bladder I tend to only fill it one time, my time on the trail is very important and I fell the bottles are better because it requires less time to fill, but I know I could always use a filter pump. I would like mess type back to dry my clothes and/or tent fly. I use a sleeping pad which I attach from the bottom. I like hip pockets which I keep my headlamp, bugs spray, suntan cream and camera/phone. My pack weight is around 21 pounds with food and 28 pounds with water. I have look at the Volt 60 Liter and it seems to thin for what I want, I prefer a strong pack and not into ultralight that much, I like less weight but not at the expence of my comfort. The trip plan is going to be for 3 weeks, want to enjoy the trip. With planning already started. The maxium weight that I plan to carry is 40 pounds, I might smell a little after this trip so stay clear or down wind.
Thanks for any input,