I have to admit I am bit afraid to go too nuts, as I am broke and can't just buy another pack (this pack itself was a birthday gift). But I have noticed some pretty significant savings of weight from trimming, so I am interested in learning more. Never (seriously) trimmed a backpack before to save on weight, but I will be doing at least some modifications. For one, I prefer water bottles to hydration bladders, so the sleeve will go, as will the ice axe loops (unless someone can tell me another good use for them).
Anyone have a Jam and trimmed it down? If so, how much weight were you able to cut off, and what exactly did you nix? Take anything off that you wish you had not trimmed, general tips, etc? Maybe you have a similar pack that you had good experiences with chopping up? Am I missing a great video on the subject?