Does anyone else feel that no matter what precautions and preparations they take, their packs just never fit quite right? I've been hiking, climbing, and mountaineering consistently for the past five years and still have yet to find a pack that works well enough for me on long approaches and climbing endeavors. I most often have discomfort and pain in my shoulders, in spite of the fact that I've watched several pack-fitting videos and have spent hours trying to find the best one to fit me in the store.
REI Experts, what are some of your suggestions for the best packs that can serve both hiking and climbing endeavors in an overnight capacity?
Thanks in advance!
@LeaClimbs great post and keep at it, there is a solution out there!
I'm going to assume that you have used the measuring tool at an REI to make sure the size is right, and perhaps even worked with a Green Vest to find a pack. Without knowing much more detail I would suggest the following:
Thank you so much for your helpful and detailed suggestions! I truly appreciate it and will utilize all of your feedback when searching for a pack this month. My climbing partner (also my husband) has had no issues finding a pack that fits him well, but I do have hope that I'll find my perfect pack soon!