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So I've been running to work as my form of commuting and I've been getting by with my Gregory Z45 internal-frame pack for carrying whatever I need for the day. What bothers me about this pack is that it seems to flop around quite a bit when running, which gets to be annoying over the course of the 6 miles to my office.

Ideally, I think I'm looking for something really simple and lightweight that would sit nicely between my shoulderblades while still being secured by some sort of a hip strap. I'd also love to be able to take such a pack out for some lightweight backpacking, so a frame isn't strictly necessary since I'd use a sleeping pad for some structure in this case.

Any recommendations?

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Is there more definition that you would like to add the the original question in hopes of a different answer? or is the current answer what you were looking for? – MaskedPlant Oct 29 '12 at 22:09
@MaskedPlant No, the current answer is sufficient ... I just hadn't checked out this question in a while. – James Oct 29 '12 at 22:57
No worries, James. Hope you've been able to get Outdoors while out of the office. Cheers! – dmcgill50 Oct 29 '12 at 23:12
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I have had very good success with the Osprey Talon Series of packs. I personally own the 22 and the 44. Both are good packs that meet the requirements that you have outlined in your second paragraph.

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+1 Good answer and Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E. – MaskedPlant Oct 22 '12 at 21:49
Thank you and I am glad to be here. I hope we are able to extend this community to the extent SOSE has become. :) – dmcgill50 Oct 23 '12 at 14:47
@MaskedPlant What have you found to be the most effective way to encourage the OP to give feedback and/or mark an answer as THE answer? – dmcgill50 Oct 29 '12 at 21:48
A lot of times people come and ask and never return, or look at the answer and never come back. For example the asker of this question hasn't logged in here since the day he asked it. Usually I make a comment to the question up top asking for clarification on what they are looking for beyond the current answers. It is a polite way to say "Accept my answer already. geeze!"/"Pay attention to your question!" Sometimes people just want more than one recommendation or want a list, when S.E. might not be the place for that. – MaskedPlant Oct 29 '12 at 22:06
I would love to do that, but I don't have enough street cred to comment on his original question. :) – dmcgill50 Oct 29 '12 at 22:07

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