My 3 season base weight is 5.5-7 lbs. In that context 1lb is a fair portion of my bw. >No features
That's sort of the point anon. The idea is that you know exactly what you want from a pack so can save weight by having a pack that doesn't have features you won't use. For example my pack has no frame, no hipbelt, no sternum strap, etc because I don't need them.>Spend extra
This is one of the big appeals of some cottage companies. They will do custom work. You can get exactly the pack you want/need. But making one offs is time consuming and tricky hence the extra cost.
I like osprey packs and think they serve an important role in the market but they are overkill for me. For three season stuff I don't need 40L, a ton of straps, ect. So why would I carry a pack that is big, bulky, and heavy.>>1718770
I mean it has. It's the big brands who jumped on it as a marketing term and tried to muscle in on the market who have diluted the term. It used to be the reserve of small, nerdy gear makers who were creating custom, niche gear out of strange materials for weirdos. >>1718954
Obvious satire is obvious satire.