5'9" male here. Waist strap comes around my the top of my navel, not down around hips. Doesn't feel like my big pack, with the weight being specifically put down on the hips. But there was ample room for adjustment, and it can be replaced with a little front-facing "fanny" pack thing. The sternum strap was comfortable and you can adjust the height so that it sits in the right position.
Date published: 2017-10-10