Deadbear here!! Just finished the 130 mile 100 mile wilderness... Monson to Katadhin... 6 pound base and 8 pounds food and water, HOOOOOORRRRAAYYYYYY for the gorilla!! A very cold and mostly wet hike the Gorilla responded superbly.. Even working as a foot box cover to protect my down on the worst of nights... Large shoulder straps no problem for me although you need lots of poofy down , or a bear canister, to fill it up to the point you can tighten down the center strap... The pockets are perfect.... did i say perfect? I mean absofreakinglutley perfect... Wet tarp, water bottle, rain jacket, camp shoes, any thing you can imagine... Greatest pack ever!!!
Quick edit- After reading the rest of the posts I just wanted to say that 5 days/ nights of intermediate to heavy rain/ snow on white top/ ice on Katadin, my gorilla happily kept everything dry without rain cover... The only stuff that got wet was because of me being s moron!!!
Thanks Grant for your help and absolute amazing customer service!!!!!
P.S> the G.G. Lightrek 4 poles--- I have never touched anything as cool as these before... I love my ninja stix!!!!