Looking to hear some opinions on what is currently the lightest, most affordable, most comfortable, and best quality ultralight pack that is around the 4000 ci. size.
My base weight is about 10 lbs but I have been using the 72L Golite Quest pack which is listed at 4,392 ci. My load is a little bulky so I'm looking for something similar in size.
Also, I really like the pack lid and would really like to have a UL pack with one as well. Not using a pack cover or poncho, just a liner and dry sacks so I'm trying to keep as much water out as possible. I might be wrong about this, but the basic UL pack design that I see so much seems like it would let more water in the top.