I need some advice on winter packs. I was trying out the granite gear nimbus meridian, but just didn't like the fit so I need a different pack for winter use. I'm mainly looking for 1-3 day trip capacity w/ice axe, crampons, helmet, snowshoes, etc. Most the trips will be 1-2 days in SoCal mountains. I'll be around 30 lbs. more or less for a two day trip (including consumables and all winter gear).
I have a golite quest on the way but would like to find something a little lighter if I could. The pinnacle is an option, but I'm not sure how I'll like the fit of a frameless pack when carrying more weight than usual. I remember reading a thread where someone used their exos 58 for winter trips. Does anyone else, and if so, could you share your experiences?