Which way of using a foam sleeping pad as a virtual frame gives the best weight transfer ? (Assuming side compression straps are used to cinch the load tight, etc)
Option 1. Pad rolled into a loose tube with all the gear stuffed inside it.
Option 2. Pad folded back and forth and stored along the back / inside of the pack.
Also, how well does the weight transfer of using the pad as a virtual frame compare to using a pack with a "framesheet" that is really just a thin piece of flat plastic ?