So yeah, this may sound a bit OCD but I need a winter pack that:
1. has at least 4,000 cu. in.
2. weighs less than 5 lbs.
3. has a decent sized sleeping bag compartment (I need it)
My 3 season Osprey EXOS is not large enough by any means.
My Dana Designs Terraplane, at 7.5 lbs., is way too heavy but works well for a winter bag. I'm selling it, BTW, along with two extra Dana side pockets, a rarity.
So, The Osprey Volt 75 seems to have all the boxes checked and trying it on at REI with a load if can be adjusted to fit very well. Feels goo after 30 minutes of walking around the store with it loaded.
Any other packs I should look at like Granite Gear? (Trying to stay below $250.)