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What do you think of your Pk50?
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If I'd paid any more for it, I'd be disappointed. Maybe it's just that I've gotten used to my SMD Fusion 50 that rides and stays on my hips or maybe it's all the extra weight on the Pk50 that they've had to add to eliminate the zippers (yes, ADD weight. I'll explain later) or maybe it's the difficult to pack and access top pocket and "wing" pockets, but I'm pretty sure I don't like it. I've only had it on the trail for 5 nights (two trips), but I'll not be carrying it again. Maybe I'll hang onto it to loan out for a while until I find someone who likes it...and give it to them.
One thing I DO like about it is that the straps all over it are placed in such a way that it seems like it was almost designed to carry my Sling Light chair (my luxury item and at 21oz, WHAT A LUXURY!)
Oh, the weight thing... Remove a zipper at 3oz so you can add stiffeners, the extra fabric to fold over and over and the buckles? I'm pretty sure you've added weight unnecessarily.
Unfortunately, this pack is too big and too heavy for the way I pack.