(If there is a thread on this already, then please point me in that direction - tried searching!) I have a Liteway Elementum DCF pack and use this for most of my trips of up to 5-6 days as it has a max load of 12kg. My base weight is around 4.5 to 5.5kg depending on (Spring/Summer/Autumn) weather. I like the DCF as it does not absorb as much water as nylon. I need a bigger pack for a (hopefully) planned longer trip, assume up to 10 days - and no resupply: not sure. So it needs to be able to haul 5-6kg base + max 10kg food/consumables + water (2kg?) Likely take a TT Stratospire Li - so needs to be able to hold vertically (16in), which should not be an issue in a 50l pack. My go to is the HMG NorthRim 3400. It is the more durable Dyneema and easy to patch. And I can use this in Winter as a hiking pack in addition to my “alpine” Exped Black Ice 55. I have read many of the other similar posts on here (and BPL) about other packs (osprey, gossamer gear, atom) and like the Exped Lightning 60 as an alternative. It seems to be excellent/comfortable for carrying slightly heavier loads. Before I place the HMG order: Ignoring cost (except a McHale!) are there any reason/benefits/pros to get an XPac, Spectra or Robic pack over the HMG? And recommendations?