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?

  • 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

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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