i dig my berghaus! signature german quality with a well-earned reputation.
while it likely disqualifies as superlightweight according to present-day standards, it's BOMBER!
come trail, crag, or anything and everything in-between, it continues to service me with it's signature simplicity. virtually frameless, and entirley pocketless, it hasn't an expandable lid, nor does it accomodate a bladder system, but at 3000 cubes, it gets the job done. i've owned it for over a decade now, used it for two thru hikes and many climbing excursions. imho, lightweight is virtuous, yes. i'm also an advocate of cutting corners in the right places. for me, a chinsy pack isn't one of them. sometimes you just can't beat the real mccoy. lt