Hello! I am looking to buy a backpack for the Washington state segment of the PCT. My ideal pack would be lightweight (<3 lbs), 60+L, adequately comfortable, and gender neutral or designed for women. For me, pack padding tends to be more important than ventilation.
Many blogs point to ultralight packs by ULA, Z Packs, Gossamer Gear, etc. Osprey has a few ultralight packs (Eja, etc.) that receive strong reviews, but I worry about the lack of hip-belt padding. Do you have any advice on the suitability of the Granite Gear Blaze 60 pack?
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