What UL packs would you recommend I consider for my wife and rather petite daughter?
My wife and daughter have now bought into UL principles and are looking to replace their Osprey Aura and Deuter something-or-other with something lighter weight.
My wife is 5'4", torso is 16.5", daughter is 5'2", estimated torso length is 14.5"-15".
For most trips they'll have a base weight of 12-15 lbs and total weight of ~25 lbs and MAYBE a day or two at the beginning of a long trip a total of 30 lbs (such as the first couple of days through the 100 Mile Wilderness last summer). Most trips are 4-5 days.
I would like to find something with limited internal structure (like the stays on an HMG Porter), but not reliant upon the pad for structure. My wife hates my Porter because it has no external pockets for the snacks, hat, gloves, bars, etc. that she wants easy access to, either with a lid or very generous side/belt pockets.
Ladies (and men who buy gear for them), what would you recommend that I add to the list to consider?