I will be picking up an Ohm 2.0. I plan to use this pack for both dayhikes and overnighters/weekenders (maybe up to a week, I'm thinking). Does anyone have pictures of an Ohm re-threaded to shrink the pack volume, as alluded to in the FAQ on ULA's site? Copied and pasted below:
"Q: What exactly is the Variable Compression System (VCS) and how does it work?
A: The bane of many SUL Packs is lack of adequate compression. They work great when they are stuffed full (and therefore relatively stable in terms of load control), but truly suffer when the total volume is not packed. The Variable Compression System allows the entire pack body to be compressed no matter the overall volume of gear you have. In addition, by simply re-threading the compression cordage, you can effectively reduce the packable volume by 2/3, while still retaining access to the side pockets for on-trail necessities. Just be sure to distribute your gear along the length of the interior of the Ohm 2.0 before reducing the total volume."
I'm going to play with it when I get it next weekend, but pics could save me some fiddle time. I'm guessing the cords from each side get threaded over to the other side?
While I'm at it, does anyone have pictures of an Ohm using a full-size Z-rest as the back pad, in place of the provided foam pad?
Thanks in advance for any help you folks can provide.
Edited to add for clarification: I would like to use this pack for low-volume and low-weight day hike loads as well. Either for actual day-hiking or for day-hikes or peak grabs from a base camp. My experience has been that the tighter I can secure the contents (through compression), the better the load carries and the less I notice it. For backpacking, I don't anticipate needing much compression as my sleeping quilt in combination with a puffy should fill the volume well.