USWE backpacks

OreoCookie

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I don't have any experience with USWE backpacks, I swear by Deuter backpacks, which are similarly priced. I just got a new Trans Alpine 30 with 30 liters of storage, although you can get smaller models, too. I also have a second, small, 12 liter backpack.

They are not constricting at all. You have a separate waist and chest strap, and when you adjust the location and width of the chest strap properly, it is as if nothing is there. Part of the chest strap has rubber band inserts and constricts a little. This is also where the loop for the drinking hose goes if you choose to put a bladder in your backpack.
 

mrkamot

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Thanks for the suggestion @OreoCookie. The Deuter looks nice but too big for my taste.

Pulled the trigger last night on the USWE pack, will probably post a review after I spend some time on them. Cheers!
 

OreoCookie

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Deuter has plenty of sizes ranging from a mere 6l to 32l. The two I own have 12 liters and 30 liters, respectively. Please post a review, though.