My Prophet arrived in the mail yesterday. I ordered the pack on Nov.6th This is the fastest that I have ever received an order from MLD, so I guess its true, that they have indeed been able to decrease their order wait times. Note: (My order was moved up, as MLD was awaiting hardware components for the other packs ahead of mine, Bummer.)
Pack and all the accessories look great,as always,and the workmanship is 2nd to none.
I'm glad I got the external front pocket they are no longer going to be produced. Width on this pack is 10" which aids in giving the hip-belt a more pronounced wrap around the hips.
Best hip-belt fit, I've gotten yet from a MLD pack. Pack is just the right size for my intended usage, mainly 2-3 day weekend trips. Hip-belt pockets(2)are now the perfect size, IMHO, anyway. Shoulder strap pockets easily clip onto the daisy chains of the shoulder straps.
My Cuben Patrol will fit sideways into the front mesh pocket, along with my rain jacket and pants. Inside the external pocket, I'll place, my TP, and other incidentals, possibly even my extra clothing, gloves, warm hat,socks, base-layers etc. It will easily un-clip from the pack as well. Found out too, that this ext. front pocket can also be easily used as a top pocket. This pocket could also fit other packs with clips or bungee cords and mitten hooks. Keep making this pocket Ron!
Total weight for pack and all accessories listed above including bungee cord lacing is 20.3 oz
Its a winner for sure!