Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:54 PM
I've used both. Both are fine. Make sure you get one that's comfortable for you. Your body is different than mine and what works for me may make you miserable. Always go light if you can. Just because you can fit it in the pack doesn't mean you should take it. Amazing what you can get by without when you don't want to carry the extra weight.When I used to backpack I would also wear a fanny pack in front. I would put my knife, bug spray, sunscreen, fishing stuff, matches, mini flashlight, tooth brush, and tooth past in there. It probably took only a pound or two off my back but it made a huge difference. Plus I could get to that stuff easy without taking off the pack. It hung right below the pack belt and didn't get in the way at all. Was also nice when I left camp to do some fishing that I had some basic kit with me just in case.