That would be interesting to see. Too bad I am leaving in 3 weeks! But I will be interested in that when I do get back for sure. Hope it happens!
You do make a very good case for the GG pack. I have made a spreadsheet with all the ULA, SMD, and GG packs on there to compare them a little easier. I dont know why I did not do this earlier. I would not want to carry more than the packs reccomended max load- I am worried a little about the sierras though. I should have a sub 10 lb base with a new pack, however it will be a little more in the sierras with an axe and bear canister. Hopefully off set by the less water needed. I am guessing that the ohm is not bear canister capable, correct? That is an important feature that the GG seems to have.
I am still unsure about bear canister capabilities with these packs:
ULA Circuit, Ohm, and Conduit and the GG G4.
All the SMD packs had "bear canister capable" as a feature, and the GG Mariposa Plus and Gorilla both have the Y strap.
Is the light weight carbon fiber suspention loop in the ULA packs similar to the aluminum frames in the SMD packs, only lighter?