GG Gorilla 2012 vs ULA Ohm hip belt and shoulder strap comfort
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JAMES CALL
(Conductor) - MLife

Locale: Sierra Nevada
GG Gorilla 2012 vs ULA Ohm hip belt and shoulder strap comfort on 12/16/2012 21:07:49 MST Print View

My girlfriend is considering either the GG Gorilla 2012 or the ULA Ohm. Both packs have their pluses and minuses. What would tip the scale in either direction would be the relative comfort of the hip belt and shoulder straps. Are there any women users of these packs that have used these packs and would care to comment? Also are there any other contenders that women particularly like?
Thx
Conductor

Edited by Conductor on 12/16/2012 21:08:57 MST.

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: GG Gorilla 2012 vs ULA Ohm hip belt and shoulder strap comfort on 12/17/2012 08:37:02 MST Print View

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Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Gorilla lover... on 12/17/2012 10:47:55 MST Print View

I've not had the pleasure of using an ULA pack yet, but I've taken my 2012 gorilla on several short weekend trips, the longest a 4-day 50 mile hike that involved a lot of rock scrambling.

I have suffered for SO long with shoulder pads that destroy my collarbones...during my summer 8-day trip to the Wind Rivers my osprey exos actually gave me open sores :(

I bought a gorilla this year to try a semi-frameless pack and I never knew a pack could be soooo comfortable to wear! The hip belt is great and I do not even notice that I even have shoulder straps. I am athletically built, not skinny nor fat...5'7" and about 150 pounds...the medium/medium is ever so slightly too big, but I think that it works for me.

So a very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Gorilla from a chick.