Here is my new pack!! I ended up going with the Dueter 45+10l (green, of course!). I wasn’t sure it was going to be big enough for a 4 day trip but it passed the test! D and I went on a 4 day tramp with friends (even taking tents, sleeping mats), and a TON of food and still fit everything in (admittedly, my sleeping mat and the tent were on the outside of the pack… along with my “hut shoes”, but still. It’s a win). I thought surely I’d need to get an additional bigger (maybe 60+l) pack for longer trips but nope. My lovely new 45+10 is going to do the job for probably 95% of the tramps we have planned. Yay!
Already, SO much more comfortable than my old pack, and definitely lighter too. Dueter, you have a new fan!!