I figured that if I am going to put a hipbelt for load transfer, I might as well make it substantial. My other pack is so small and hipbeltless, so I wanted something a bit different. Hipbelt is 5 inches tall. I'm excited to see how the 210d works out. It is pretty cool stuff. It has a polyurethane laminate (not coating), which I thought was pretty interesting. I'm hoping that it strikes a good balance between the weight of VX21 and Dyneema grid coating issues.
The pack weighs 28.6 ounces fully loaded on my scale. That includes lid, two stays, and a foam back panel. With everything removed (minus the foam. I didn't want to remove it then put it back in) 19.7 ounces.