I had an Osprey Kestrel 38 which I overloaded to the max and never properly fit to myself. I cussed the pack for not handling 45 pounds of axes and knives and guns well, and sold it. Now I have the HPG Umlindi. I read tons of peoples reports about it having extreme comfort, etc etc. I knew that the pack could handle enough gear for myself to take an overnight trip comfortably, but I didn't realize how much extra crap I'd have to throw on for the dogs and my wife. I had around 30 pounds in it this weekend, with the recon belt, and I was uncomfortable. I don't need a bomb proof bushcraft pack. I need something for backpacking. 2-3 day trips with my wife and dogs. I was originally thinking around 36-40 liters, but am also thinking getting a 50l pack may not be a bad idea so that I have room for extra dog food, clothing, food for us, etc... What I'm looking for is: 1) Quality suspension. 2) Some organization. Having just one main area for gear really drove me nuts. I am crazy about staying organized. 3) 35-50l capacity. Looking at all options here. 4) Relatively lightweight. Thinking sub 4 1/2 lbs. I've seen some packs out there at 8lbs and thats not what I want. What do you guys think? What would you recommend? My most important factor is comfort. I want to be able to backpack 10 miles a day for 2-3 days in the mountains with my wife and dogs and not feel like I'm dying.