One reason that I took the plunge on the Ultrahike was the state of the market review of lightweight (not SUL) packs by Roger Caffin on backpackinglight.com. Whilst this has been an informative series, I was looking forward to the reviews of the individual packs, in the last of the series. I have to say I’m a bit disappointed in the reviews, which are mainly descriptive. I had hoped for a bit of compare and contrast and personal experience.
It actually reinforces my view that bloggers generally do a better job of gear reviews because they are willing to give a personal appraisal and are happy to give an honest and often forthright opinion. If you are interested, the Ultrahike gets a “recommended” tag, as does one of my other packs, the Exos 58. I promise I will give you a decent in-depth opinion when I’ve used the Ultrahike in earnest.